Quick Hits from Union's 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls, presented by Xfinity

Jonesy sees red

Derrick Jones's first MLS start since returning to the Union from the U-20 US Men's National Team, where he played in the U-20 FIFA World Cup, was a little more short lived than everyone expected. In the 53rd minute, Jones was shown a straight red for a tackle on Red Bull's Felipe. 

It was the Union's first red card of the season, and the first since Josh Yaro was sent off against Portland last season. Conversely, it was the fifth time this season Felipe suffered a foul which resulted in a red card for the opponent. If his red card is not rescinded, Jones will miss the Union's next match against DC United on June 24. 

Epps makes an impact

Epps made his second MLS appearance, subbing in for Chris Pontius in the 70th minute. In his 20 minutes of play, Epps made an impact offensively for the Union. Using his speed on the right side, Epps won foot races against the Red Bull back line and created chances for the Union to score. He also had a solid defensive game, recording three recoveries and an interception. With Fafa Picault on the left side and Epps on the right, the two provided an added element to the Union's attack, one fans could be treated to in the future. 

Sapong remains physical

Union fans are used to CJ Sapong being a physical presence in the attack, and he was back at it again. Sapong suffered five fouls in the match, and if you ask the Union faithful, there probably could have been more called on him. On the year, Sapong has drawn 44 fouls in 15 matches, averaging just under three fouls drawn a game. If his averages hold, Sapong will draw 100 fouls over the course of the season, which would be a new team high. He also added a shot on net on the night and had 84 percent passing accuracy on the day. 

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