Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 1, New York Red Bulls 0
Union returned home to play at Subaru Park for first time in 310 days; Team earns three points against Red Bulls
CHESTER, Pa. (August 25, 2020) – The Philadelphia Union played at home for the first time in 310 days when they earned a 1-0 victory against New York Red Bulls tonight. The last time the club played at home was in their 4-3 comeback victory, which also happened to be over the Red Bulls, in their first-ever playoff win in Union history. Kacper Przybylko netted his second goal of the season to put him in sole possession of seventh all-time goal scorers in Union history with 17. Gaddis and Wooten each recorded their first assists of the season. The Union next return to action at home on August 29 vs. D.C. United (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).
Philadelphia Union 1 – New York Red Bulls 0
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Adam Kilpatrick
VAR: Malik Badawi
Weather: 84 degrees and partly cloudy
PHI – Kacper Przybylko (Ray Gaddis, Andrew Wooten) 31’
PHI – Ray Gaddis (caution) 36’
PHI – Jamiro Monteiro (caution) 52’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jakob Glesnes (Jack Elliott, 74’), Mark McKenzie, Kai Wagner; Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez (Warren Creavalle, 78’), Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Ilsinho, 74’); Kacper Przybyłko, Andrew Wooten (Sergio Santos, 58’)
Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Olivier Mbaizo, Matt Real, Jack de Vries, Anthony Fontana
New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara; Kyle Duncan, Aaron Long, Tim Parker, Jason Pendant; Brian White (Tom Barlow, HT), Cristian Casseres Jr., Sean Davis (Mathias Jorgensen, 72’), Jared Stroud (Kaku, HT)); Marc Rzatkowski (Omir Fernandez, 80’), Daniel Royer (Florian Valot,72’)
Substitutes not used: David Jensen; Mandela Egbo, Amro Tarek, Patrick Seagrist
- This was the Union’s first home game of 2020 and their first time playing in the newly named Subaru Park. The last home game for the club game 310 days ago when they faced the New York Red Bulls in what became their historic first playoff victory in club history in a 4-3 comeback win. The Union have now won three straight home games against the Red Bulls.
- Kacper Przybylko scored his second goal of the season. He is the first player in Union history to score in five-straight home matches for the club. Tonight’s goal also puts him in sole possession of seventh all-time in Union history with 17.
- Andre Blake continued his all-star caliber play and earned his third clean sheet of the regular season, and fourth over all 2020 competitions. He also continued to add to his regular season saves, now with 31, tied for first in the league.
- Ray Gaddis and Andrew Wooten both picked up their first assists of the 2020 season... This is Gaddis’ 10th career assist, making him the 14th player in club history with double digit assists… This was also the first start of the season for Wooten, his fifth overall for the Union, with his last start on Oct. 6, 2019 in the club’s regular-season finale against NYCFC.
The Union return to action back home at Subaru Park, August 29 vs. D.C. United (7:30 p.m. ET / PHL17).