Union Academy wins Group B, advance to semifinals in Generation adidas Cup Premier Division

Philadelphia Union Academy went undefeated in group play of the 2017 Generation adidas Cup, defeating Chicago Fire 2-1 in the final match of the group stage. 

The two teams played to a scoreless first half, but the Union conceded a penalty early on in the second half. The Fire scored on the penalty kick, but the Union responded quickly. 

With seconds winding down in the match, Iverson Brisma slammed home a cross to give the Union Academy a 2-1 lead, and the Union held on to secure its third victory of the tournament. 

Earlier in the group stage, the Union Academy defeated New England Revolution 5-0 and C.F. Monterrey 2-1. By winning the group, Union Academy joins New York City FC, San Jose Earthquakes and Tigres UANL to the semifinals. Matchups will be determined at a later time. 

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