Philadelphia Union II took on Chicago Fire FC II at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday night, drawing 3-3 in regulation and losing 5-4 in the post-regulation shootout. With the draw, Union II dropped to seventh place in the Eastern Conference with six points. Chicago Fire FC II opened up the scoring in the 17th minute of play with a Victor Bezerra penalty kick conceded by Nathan Nkanji after a foul in the penalty area. In the 37th minute, Chinonso Offor scored on a left footed shot from a long range to take a 2-0 lead over Union II. In the second half, Cole Turner converted a penalty to cut the lead in half in the 51st minute. After Victor Bezerra was booked with a red card for consecutive yellow cards in the 52nd and 56th minute, Union II took advantage of the ejection with a Chris Donovan headed goal in the 57th minute, assisted by Boubacar Diallo. In the 72nd minute, Union II took the lead off a chipped goal from Chris Donovan. Chinonso Offor then scored his second goal of the match in the first minute of second half stoppage time to draw the score even at 3-3, sending the game to a shootout. In the post-regulation shootout, Chicago Fire FC II won 5-4 to earn an extra point over the Union II.

Union II are back at home where they will play New York City FC II on Sunday, April 30th (4:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com). 

Chicago Fire FC II (3(5)) – Philadelphia Union II (3(4))
SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL)
Sunday, April 24, 2022

TODAY’S MATCH INFO

Referee: Laura Rodriguez
Assistant Referees: Eric del Rosario, Kaitlyn Trowbridge
Fourth Official: Shay Yinka-Kehinde
Weather: 71 degrees and cloudy.

GOALS/ASSISTS

CHI – Victor Bezerra (PK) 17’
CHI – Chinonso Offor (Charlie Ostrem) 37’
PHI – Cole Turner (PK) 51’
PHI – Chris Donovan (Boubacar Diallo) 57’
PHI – Chris Donovan (Nathan Nkanji) 72’
CHI – Chinonso Offor (Kendall Burks) 90+1’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

PHI – Juan Perdomo (caution) 2’
CHI – Missael Rodriguez (caution) 5’
PHI – Boubacar Diallo (caution) 45+1’
CHI – Victor Bezerra (caution) 52’
CHI – Victor Bezerra (second caution, ejection) 56’
PHI – Jack Jasinski (ejection) 70’
PHI – Brooks Thompson (caution) 83’

LINEUP

Philadelphia Union II: Brooks Thompson; Francis Westfield (Bajung Darboe 66’), Jackson Gilman, Brandon Craig, Nathan Nkanji (Jose Riasco 82’); Carlos Paternina (Stefan Stojanovic 66’), Cole Tuner, Juan Perdomo (Ian Abbey 46’), Boubacar Diallo (Maike Villero 84’) ; Jack Jasinski, Chris Donovan.

Substitutes not used: Owen Moore, Andrew Rick, Daniel Krueger, Logan Oliver.

Chicago Fire FC II: Mihajlo Miskovic; Diegoarmando Alvarado, Kendall Burks, Ryan Quintos, Charlie Ostrem; Allan Rodriguez (Alex Monis 60’), Richard Fleming; Victor Bezerra, Matteo Kidd, Missael Rodriguez (Josh Penn 76’); Chinonso Offor.

Substitutes not used: Christian Baumgartner, Luke Bezerra, Noeh Hernandez, Carlo Ritaccio, Omari Glasgow, Michael Flores, Adrian Giron.

Team Notes

  • Chris Donovan scored his first two professional goals of the MLSNEXTPro season and his career
  • Goalkeeper Brooks Thompson recorded his first start for Union II.
  • Forward Jose Riasco and midfielder Maike Villero made their Union II debuts coming in as second-half subsitutes.

Union II are back on the road where they will play Chicago Fire II on Sunday, April 24th (7:00 p.m. ET / MLSNEXTPro.com).