Philadelphia Union II took on Columbus Crew 2 at Subaru Park on Sunday night, ending with a 2-1 win. With the win, Union II remain in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 23 points. Midfielder Paxten Aaronson opened up scoring in the 33rd minute with a right footed shot from the center of the box off a deflected Chris Donovan cross. Goalkeeper Matt Freese came up big in the 60th minute with a diving save to keep the Union lead. Shortly after, Columbus scored an equalizing goal off a Noah Fuson header in the 64th minute. In stoppage time, Union forward Stefan Stojanovic scored the go-ahead goal on a volley sent in off a cross by Nathan Harriel. 

Union II are on the road against FC Cincinnati 2 at Mercy Health Training Center on Sunday, August 7th (6:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com).

Philadelphia Union II (2) – Columbus Crew 2 (1)
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Sunday, July 31, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Luis Arroyo
Assistant Referees: Joe Franks, Robert Cordrey
Fourth Official: Marie Durr
Weather: 82 degrees and rainy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

PHI — Paxton Aaronson (unassisted) 33’ 
CLB — Noah Fuson (Mohamed) 64’
PHI — Stefan Stojanovic (Harriel) 90’+1’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

CLB – Jake Morris (caution) 35’
PHI – Jose Riasco (caution) 45’+2’
CLB – Mohamed Farsi (caution) 50’
PHI – Jesus Bueno (caution) 53’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese; Anthony Sorenson, Nate Harriel, Brandan Craig, Matt Real; Quinn Sullivan, Jesus Bueno, Cole Turner, Paxten Aaronson; Chris Donovan (Nelson Pierre 74’), Jose Riasco (Stefan Stojanovich 54’).

Substitutes not used: Brooks Thompson; Carlos Paternina, Maike Villero, Frank Westfield, Juan Perdomo, Bajung Darboe. Nathan Nkanji

Columbus Crew 2: Brady Scott; Philip Quinton, Justin Malou (Daniel Strachan 46’), Abdirizak Mohamed; Jake Morris (Isaac Angking 74’), Isaiah Parente, Sean Zawadzki, Mohamed Farsi, Michael Vang (Ryan Telfer 46’), Marco Micaletto; Noah Fuson.

Substitutes not used: Stanislav Lapkes; John Kamara, Stephen Tuffour, Jordan Knight, Zion Scarlett, Coleman Gannon.

Team Notes

  • Forward Stefan Stojanovic scored his first MLS NEXT Pro goal.
  • Midfielder Paxten Aaronson scored his third MLS NEXT Pro goal.
  • Defender Nathan Harriel notched his second MLS NEXT Pro assist

Union II are on the road against FC Cincinnati 2 at Mercy Health Training Center on Sunday, August 7th (6:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com).