Union vs. RBNY Starting XI

Union vs. New York Red Bulls Starting XI & Lineup Notes, presented by ACME

Philadelphia Union will host New York Red Bulls in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tonight. Kick off for the match is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live here. Below is the starting lineup and notes:

Starting XI: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Borek Dockal, Fafa Picault; Cory Burke

Bench: John McCarthy; Jack Elliott, Fabinho, Warren Creavalle, Marcus Epps, David Accam, Jay Simpson

  • Andre Blake will be making his first appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup since 2016. Blake has made eight regular-season starts against the Red Bulls in his career and also started against them in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. 
  • On July 17, 2016, Keegan Rosenberry assisted in a 2-2 regular-season tie against the New York Red Bulls. He will be making his sixth career U.S. Open Cup appearance.   
  • Mark McKenzie will be making his second career Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup start for the Union. He started in the 0-0 regular-season draw against the Red Bulls earlier this season.
  • Auston Trusty will be making his first career Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup start for the Union. He made his debut in the tournament earlier this season as a substitute, coming in for Anthony Fontana against the Richmond Kickers.
  • Ray Gaddis did not appear in the Fourth Round win against the Richmond Kickers. This will be his second start against the New York Red Bulls in all competitions this season.
  • In the 5-0 Fourth Round win against the Richmond Kickers, Haris Medunjanin had an assist on the first goal for the Union. He has made four starts against the Red Bulls in regular-season play. 
  • Alejandro Bedoya will be making his first start in the Union’s 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run. He registered a full 90 minutes against the Red Bulls earlier this season at Red Bull Arena.
  • Ilsinho started and played 74 minutes in last week’s match against Toronto. This will be his first appearance for the Union in this year’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • Borek Dockal played all 90 minutes against Toronto FC last week. This will be his first career Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match.
  • Fafa Picault had a season-high in shots (four) against Toronto FC a week ago. This will be his first U.S. Open Cup match for the Union this season.
  • Against Richmond, Cory Burke made his debut in the U.S. Open Cup and had an assist on Marcus Epps’ goal. This will be first career start against the New York Red Bulls in all competitions.
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