Philadelphia Union II took on Orlando City B at Subaru Park on Monday night, winning 1-0. With the victory, Union II are now in second place in the Eastern Conference with 15 points. The first half of play was controlled by Union II, outshooting Orlando 11 to two. Union II then broke through for a goal in the 51st minute on a Paxten Aaronson strike from very close range to the bottom right corner. Goalkeeper Matt Freese recorded two crucial saves to record his second MLS NEXT Pro clean sheet and secure all three points.

Union II are back on the road at Monroe Community College where they will play Rochester New York FC on Saturday, May 21st (6:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com). 

Philadelphia Union II (1) – Orlando City B (0)
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Monday, May 16, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: JC Griggs
Assistant Referees: Robert Cordrey, Nicholas Seymour
Fourth Official: Nickrod Fateh
Weather: 69 degrees and partly cloudy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI – Paxten Aaronson (unassisted) 51’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

OCB – Liam Guske (caution) 29’
OCB – Wilfredo Rivera (caution) 32’
PHI – Anthony Sorenson (caution) 43’
PHI – Bajung Darboe (caution) 68’
OCB – Brian Lopez (caution) 70’
OCB – Moises Tablante (caution) 71’
OCB – Victor Yan (caution) 74’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese; Francis Westfield, Nathan Nkanji, Brandan Craig, Anthony Sorenson (Jackson Gilman 90’); Jesus Bueno; Bajung Darboe (Juan Perdomo 72’), Jack McGlynn (Paxten Aaronson 46’); Quinn Sullivan (Boubacar Diallo 46’ ); Chris Donovan, Nelson Pierre (Jose Riasco 62’).

Substitutes not used: Damian Alguera, Maike Villero, Jack Jasinski, Stefan Stojanovic.

Orlando City B: Javier Otero; Andrew Forth, David Boccuzzo, Liam Guske; Victor Yan (Owen Van Marter 79’), Ian Silva, Alexander Freeman, Ignacio Galvan (Brian Lopez 68’); Neicer Acosta (Nicolas Taylor 56’), Moises Tablante; Wifredo Rivera (Brandon Hackenberg 46’).

Substitutes not used: Matias Cruz, Diego Pareja, Quembol Guadalupe, John Lynn Jr, Isaac Delgado.

Team Notes

  • Five homegrown players featured in tonight’s starting XI.
  • Midfielder Paxten Aaronson recorded his second MLS NEXT Pro goal of the season.
  • Goalkeeper Matt Freese recorded two crucial saves to record his second MLS NEXT Pro clean sheet.

Union II are back on the road at Monroe Community College where they will play Rochester New York FC on Saturday, May 21st (6:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com).