Press Release

Box Score | Crown Legacy FC (2) [4], Philadelphia Union II (2) [2]

Philadelphia Union II faced off against Crown Legacy FC at Mecklenburg County Sportsplex on Wednesday evening, drawing 2-2. In the first half, Union II took the lead 18 minutes in when forward Stefan Stojanovic was able to get a foot on a low cross to put Union II up 1-0. Just before half, Union II doubled the lead when midfielder CJ Olney played a corner kick to defender Gino Portella who opened his MLSNEXTPro scoring account and gave the side the 2-0 advantage heading into the half. Charlotte’s Iuri Tavares was able to pull one back for Charlotte in the 57th minute after finishing off a counter attacking move. Crown Legacy was able to tie the match up in the final moments, with Vinicius Mello finding the back of the net in the 90th minute to force the match to a post regulation shootout. Union II was not able to secure the extra point through the post regulation shootout, but maintained a hard fought point on the road against first place Charlotte.

Philadelphia Union II return to Subaru Park on Sunday, May 28 (7:00 p.m. ET / Apple TV) where they play Columbus Crew 2.

Crown Legacy FC (2)4)) – Philadelphia Union II (2)2))
Mecklenburg County Sportsplex (Matthews, NC)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023


REF: Gary Gutierrez
AR1: Sharon Gingrich
AR2: Patrick Casey
4TH: Justin Saporito
Weather: 66 degrees and mostly sunny.


REF: Gabriele Giusti
AR1: Hillis Waddell
AR2: Bryson Condrey
4TH: Emma Richards
Weather: 75 degrees and sunny.


PHI – Stefan Stojanovic 18’
PHI – Gino Portella (Olney) 43’
CLT – Iuri Tavares (Mello) 57’
CLT – Vinicius Mello 90’


PHI – Gino Portella (caution) 22’
PHI – Juan Castillo (caution) 54’
CLT – David Poreba (caution) 65’
CLT – Vinicius Mello (caution) 74’


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Hugo Le Guennec, Juan Castillo, Gino Portella, Anton Sorenson, Stefan Stojanovic, Alex Perez (David Vazquez 72’), Francis Westfield, Christopher Olney (Daniel Krueger 88’) , Nelson Pierre, Luciano Sanchez (Boubacar Diallo 63’).

Substitutes not used: Luke Martelli, Brooks Thompson, Nathan Nkanji, Carlos Rojas, Anthony Ramirez.

Crown Legacy FC: Isaac Walker, Andrew Privett, Guzmán Corujo (Jack Neeley 61’), Gurman Sangha (Brian Romero 46’), Hamady Diop (João Pedro 46’), Nikola Petkovic (Thiago 69’), Philip Mayaka, David Poreba (Markó Filipovic 75’), Iuri Tavares, Vinicius Mello, Nicholas Scardina.

Substitutes not used: Ervin Cruz-Garcia, Jacob Williams, Erik Pena Boardman, Russell Shealy.

Team Notes

  • Forward Stefan Stojanovic scored his fourth MLSNEXTPro goal of the season.
  • Defender Gino Portella scored his first MLSNEXTPro goal of the season.
  • Midfielder CJ Olney registered his first MLSNEXTPro assist of the season.

Philadelphia Union II return to Subaru Park on Sunday, May 28 (7:00 p.m. ET / Apple TV) where they play Columbus Crew 2.