Philadelphia Union II hits the road for the first time in 2020 with a trip north to face off against Hartford Athletic on Saturday, July 25th. Kick off from Dillon Stadium is set for 7 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+.
The contest marks the third match in eight days for Head Coach Sven Gartung and his squad with the team looking for its first win of the season after setbacks against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and New York Red Bulls II. Forward Selmir Miscic tallied the club's first goal of the season on Wednesday night and Gartung is hoping it sparks the offense this weekend. Despite the results, Union II has given countless opportunities to members of the Union Academy with six players getting their first minutes in the USL Championship.
Meanwhile for Hartford the club too is playing its third match in just over a week but finds itself atop Group F with six points after knocking off both New York Red Bulls II and Loudoun United. Under the direction of Radhi Jaidi, Hartford Athletic has generated a lot of offense in their first two matches with 22 shots and 11 on target to begin the season. The defense has been on top of its game too with a clean against NYRBII last Friday.