Union II

Box Score | New England Revolution II (3), Philadelphia Union II (2)

Olwethu Makhanya

Chester, PA  (October 1, 2023) – Philadelphia Union II took on New England Revolution II at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. With the loss, Union II were eliminated from the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. New England opened the scoring in the 26th minute with a penalty kick conversion. In the second half, New England found the back of the net two more times; first in the 54th minute, and then again in the 64th minute. Defender Juan Castillo put Union II on the scoreboard in the 78th minute with a left-footed shot to the upper left corner of the net. Shortly after in the 82nd minute, midfielder Boubacar Diallo converted on a penalty kick to cut Union II’s deficit to just one. Union II put pressure on New England in stoppage time but were unable to find an equalizer.

New England Revolution II (3) – Philadelphia Union II (2)

Gillette Stadium, (Foxborough, MA) 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

REF: Gerald Flores

AR1: Mike Nickerson

AR2: Art Arustamyan

4TH: Danielle Chesky


NE - Marcos Dias (PK) 26’

NE -  Esmir Bajraktarevic (Adebayo-Smith) 55’

NE -  Esmir Bajraktarevic 64’

PHI - Juan Castillo 78’

PHI - Boubacar Diallo (PK) 82’


PHI - Juan Castillo (caution) 94’


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Anton Sorenson, Olwethu Makhanya, Neil Pierre, Francis Westfield, Christopher Olney (Kyle Tucker, 90’), Carlos Rojas, Hugo Le Guennec (Boubacar Diallo, 67’) David Vazquez (Juan Castillo, 67’), Jeremy Rafanello (Nelson Pierre, 79’), Chris Donovan (Stefan Stojanovic, 61’)

Substitutes not used: Jonathan Evans, Alex Perez, Sal Olivas, Daniel Krueger

New England Revolution II: Jacob Jackson; Peyton Miller, Pierre Cayet, Victor Souza, Colby Quiñónes, Jake Rozhansky (Maciel, 75’), Jack Panayotou, Marcos Dias (Patrick Thomas Leal, 75’) Joshua Bolma (Santiago Suárez, 90’), Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Olger Escobar 90’), Esmir Bajraktarevic (Malcolm Fry, 67’)

Substitutes not used: Nico Campuzano, Jacob Akanyirige, Ítalo, Noble Okello


Philadelphia Union II end the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season with a 12W-12L-4D record.