Philadelphia Union II took on New York City FC II at Subaru Park on Saturday afternoon, winning 2-1. With the victory, Union II are now in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with nine points. Union II began second half play by forcing a corner kick, where Chris Donovan struck his third goal of the season to make the score 1-0. Then, in the 66th minute, it appeared that NYCFC II had found an equalizing score, but El Mahdi Youssoufi was called offside on the play. Brandan Craig scored on a free-kick in the 75th minute, striking the ball to the bottom right corner of the goal from outside the box to double the Union II lead. In the closing moments of stoppage time, NYCFC II scored on a Stephen Turnbull goal from the center of the box to bring the score to 2-1.

Union II are back on the road at DRV PNK Stadium where they will play Inter Miami CF II on Saturday, May 7th (7:00 p.m. ET / 

Philadelphia Union II (2) – New York City FC II (1)
Subaru Park (Chester, PA)
Saturday, April 30, 2022


Referee: Gary Gutierrez
Assistant Referees: Max Smith, Patrick Casey
Fourth Official: Justin Saporito
Weather: 68 degrees and sunny.


PHI – Chris Donovan (unassisted) 50’
PHI – Brandan Craig 75’
NYC – Stephen Turnbull (Kenan Hot) 90+2’


PHI – Jackson Gilman (caution) 55’
PHI – Nelson Pierre (caution) 63’
PHI – Cole Turner (caution) 86’
NYC – Massimo Murania Yankowitz (caution) 86’


Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese; Jackson Gilman, Brandan Craig, Nathan Nkanji (Bajung Darboe 90’), Francis Westfield; Jack McGlynn (Juan Perdomo 60’), Cole Tuner, Quinn Sullivan (Boubacar Diallo 61’); Paxten Aaronson (Ian Abbey 60’); Nelson Pierre ( Stefan Stojanovic 76’), Chris Donovan.

Substitutes not used: Jose Riasco, Brooks Thompson, Maike Villero, Carlos Paternina.

New York City FC II: Alex Rando; Stephen Turnbull, Samuel Owusu, Nico Benalcazar, Steven Bednarsky; Jack Beer, Piero Elias (Kenan Hot 89’), John Denis (Francesco Di Ponzio 69’); Kevin O’Toole, El Mahdi Youssoufi (Massimo Murania Yankowitz 69’), Jonathan Jimenez.

Substitutes not used: Kamran Acito, Klevis Haxhari, Diego Rossi, Vuk Latinovich, Andrew Maia, Pol Rodriguez, Brian Flores, Giuliano Santucci, Dren Dobruna, Chris Gloster, Luis Barraza, Justin Haak, Julian Gomez.

Team Notes

  • Chris Donovan scored his third goal of the MLSNEXTPro season, each of which have come in the last two games.
  • Brandan Craig recorded his first career MLSNEXTPro goal.

Union II are back on the road at DRV PNK Stadium where they will play Inter Miami CF II on Saturday, May 7th (7:00 p.m. ET /