TODAY’S MATCH INFO:
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistants: Craig Lowry, Adam Wienckowski
Fourth Official: Chris Penso
Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Terry, Jr.
Weather: 40 degrees and clear
PHI – Anthony Fontana (CJ Sapong, Alejandro Bedoya) 43’
PHI – CJ Sapong (Cory Burke) 69’
NE – Antonio Milnar Delamea (ejection) 24’
NE – Claude Dielna (caution) 36’
NE – Andrew Farrell (caution) 59’
PHI – CJ Sapong (caution) 63’
NE – Claude Dielna (second caution, ejection) 86’
NE – Wilfried Zahibo (90’+1’)
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Fabinho; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabian Herbers (Cory Burke 66’), Anthony Fontana (Jay Simpson 66’), David Accam (Derrick Jones 85’); CJ Sapong
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy; Raymon Gaddis, Richie Marquez, Eric Ayuk
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Andrew Farrell, Antonio Milnar Delamea, Claude Dielna, Gabriel Somi; Scott Caldwell, Wilfried Zahibo; Teal Bunbury, Cristian Penilla (Jalil Anibaba 27’), Diego Fagundez (Kelyn Rowe 76’); Juan Agudelo (Brandon Bye 55’)
Substitutes not used: Brad Knighton; Chris Tierney, Brian Wright, Krisztian Nemeth
Union Homegrown Players Auston Trusty and Anthony Fontana each made their club and MLS debuts with starts in this match … joining Derrick Jones, Trusty and Fontana become the second and third players to complete the Union’s “Path to the Pros” by appearing for the Union Academy, Bethlehem Steel FC and the First Team.
Union forward Cory Burke also made his club and MLS debut tonight with a substitute appearance, recording his first assist on CJ Sapong’s goal.
Fontana’s 43rd minute goal was the first of his MLS career … he became the 59th person to ever score a regular-season goal for Philadelphia. He also became the second-ever person born in Delaware to score an MLS goal, and the first in almost 20 years (Rob Smith, 9/6/98 for Columbus vs. the MetroStars).
Following a bye week, the Union next play on Saturday, March 17 at Talen Energy Stadium when Columbus Crew SC comes to Chester (2:00 p.m. ET / 6abc).