Chester, Pa. (May 13, 2012) - The Philadelphia Union reserves played the New York Red Bulls reserves to a 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon at Widener University’s Quick Stadium.
The first half featured multiple scoring opportunities for the Union from the likes of Antoine Hoppenot, Jimmy McLaughlin, Josue Martinez, and Jack McInerney. Philadelphia broke through in the 11th minute when Martinez found the feet of Hoppenot, who slotted home to the delight of the Mother’s Day crowd.
Union Academy player Andy Adland nearly doubled the lead in the 20th minute, sending a powerful strike just over the crossbar. McInerney continued applying pressure, nearly adding to the lead twice in the last five minutes of the half.
The Union came out strong in the second half and struck in the 46th minute. After the Red Bulls committed a penalty in the box, McInerney converted the PK, giving the Union a 2-0 advantage.
The Red Bulls then began to control the momentum, led by second half sub Walter Hines. After a shot on goal in the 58th minute, Hines finished in the 68th minute past a diving Chase Harrison -- who tallied nine saves on the day -- to cut the Union’s lead to one.
The Red Bulls continued to threaten late, nearly equalizing on three separate occasions in a six minute span. New York would find their break through in the 88th minute following a corner, as Corey Hertzog knocked home a rebound in the midst of a crowded area.
PHI - Antoine Hoppenot (Josue Martinez) 11’
PHI - Jack McInerney (Penalty Kick) 46’
NY - Walter Hines (Unassisted) 68’
NY - Corey Hertzog (Unassisted) 88’
NY - Ryan Maduro (Yellow card caution) 33’
NY - Giorgi Chirgadze (Yellow card caution) 51’
PHI - Colton Storm (Yellow card caution) 63’
NY - Christian Ibidgha (Yellow card caution) 81’
Philadelphia Union Reserves: Chase Harrison; Porfirio Lopez; *Matt Baker; Cristhian Hernandez (*Shane Campbell 71); Jimmy McLaughlin; Amobi Okugo (C); Zack Pfeffer; *Andy Adland (*Darius Madison 68); Josue Martinez (*Colton Storm 57); Antoine Hoppenot (Chandler Hoffman 81); Jack McInerney
Shots: 11; Shots on Goal: 7; Corners: 0; Saves: 9; Fouls: 4; Offsides: 3
New York Red Bull Reserves: Jeremy Vuolo; Jonathan Borrojo; Ousmane Sanogo; Christian Ibidgha; Connor Lade (C); Corey Hertzog; Ryan Maduro; Julian Stahler; **Giorgi Chirgadze; Jhonny Arteaga; Juan Agudelo (Walter Hines 56)
Shots: 17; Shots on Goal: 11; Corners: 5; Saves: 5; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 3
*Philadelphia Union Academy Players
**New York Guest Players