Tuesday evening was chilly one in the sunshine state when Philadelphia Union II took on Florida Premier FC, but Head Coach Marlon LeBlanc’s squad was on fire through 90 minutes picking up a 5-0 win.
Andrew Rick; Jack Andrus, Carlos Rojas, Gavei Wetzel, Frankie Westfield; Alex Perez, Trialist; Kyle Tucker, Antonios Horozoglou; Sal Olivas, Eddie Davis.
The starting lineup featured a mix of Union II signed players, academy products, and trialists. The combination proved successful early, with four of the first xi scoring a goal.
Four players hit the back of the net against Florida Premier FC, starting with Sal Olivas, who opened scoring in the 6th minute. After a goal from Carlos Rojas in the 13th minute, Olivas bagged another, earning a brace on the night. Kyle Tucker and Antonios Horozoglou finished the job, each scoring their own toward the end of the first half.
After the first 45 minutes, Marlon LeBlanc added in United States Youth National Team and Philadelphia Union Academy standout Cavan Sullivan to the mix for his first Union II minutes. The 14-year-old, who has an older brother, Quinn, who plays on the Union's first team, entered the match alongside academy player Ryan Zellefrow and two trialists.
Union II’s next match is on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rowdies — be sure to follow @philaunionii for coverage of the action!