Press Release

Box Score | Philadelphia Union II (6), Columbus Crew 2 (2)

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Philadelphia Union II played Columbus Crew 2 on Tuesday afternoon after a Monday evening rain delay, winning the game 6-2. With the win, Union II gain three points and will remain in sixth place. Columbus Crew 2 goalie Stanislav Lapkes received a red card after committing a foul in the fifth minute. Forward Stefan Stojanovic opened up the scoring in the game with an assist from Nelson Pierre in the 26th minute, giving Union II a 1-0 lead. In the 31st minute, Crew 2 was awarded a penalty kick and tied the score after Philadelphia defender Daniel Krueger committed a foul in the box. Nelson Pierre gave Philadelphia the lead again in the 36th minute, but Crew 2 evened it up shortly after, in the 45th minute. Stojanovic found the back of the net in the 53rd minute from the center of the box, giving him his second goal of the game. Philadelphia extended the lead in the 69th minute with a goal from outside of the box by David Vazquez. Juan Castillo and Luciano Sanchez both scored goals late in the game to bring Union II ahead 6-2. Philadelphia Union II have not been beaten in five consecutive games.

Philadelphia Union II are back home on Friday, July 28 (7:30 p.m. / Apple TV) where they take on Wrexham A.F.C. at Subaru Park.

Columbus Crew 2 (2) – Philadelphia Union II (6)

Historic Crew Stadium
Tuesday July 25, 2023

REF: Kevin Fikar

AR1: Eric Burton

AR2: Christian Little

4TH: Austin Saini

Weather: 77 and mostly cloudy.


PHI – Stefan Stojanovic (Pierre) 27’

COL – Noah Fuson (PK) 32’

PHI – Nelson Pierre 36’

COL – Noah Fuson (Ritchie) 45’

PHI – Stefan Stojanovic (Olney) 49’

PHI – David Vazquez 69’

PHI – Juan Castillo 81’

PHI – Luciano Sanchez (Perez) 90’+1’


COL –  Stanislav Lapkes (ejection) 6’

COL – Keegan Hughes (caution) 14’

COL – Cole Mrowka (caution) 45’+3’

COL – Taha Habroune (caution) 52’

PHI – Boubacar Diallo (caution) 87’


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick, Juan Castillo, Hugo Le Guennec, Daniel Krueger (Neil Pierre 86’), Francis Westfield, Christopher Olney, Carlos Rojas (Alex Perez 86’), Kyle Tucker (Boubacar Diallo 69’), David Vazquez, Nelson Pierre (Luciano Sanchez 60’), Stefan Stojanovic (Edward Davis 69’).

Substitutes not used: Brooks Thompson, Nathan Nkanji.

Columbus Crew 2: Stanislav Lapkes, Stuart Ritchie, Jacob Erlandson, Keegan Hughes, Abdi Mohamed (Owen Presthus 62’), Cole Mrowka (Aidan Wolf 61’), Giorgio De Libera (Clay Holstad 10’), Taha Habroune, Coleman Gannon (Mataeo Bunbury 62’), Noah Fuson, Marco Micaletto (Nicolas Rincon 80’).

Substitutes not used: Nana Tuffour, Christopher Rodgers.


Forward Stefan Stojanovic logged his sixth and seventh goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season.

Forward Nelson Pierre scored his fourth goal and his fourth assist of the MLS NEXT Pro season.

Midfielder David Vazquez logged his third goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season.

Forward Edward David made his first MLS NEXT Pro debut.

Defender Neil Pierre made his first MLS NEXT Pro debut.

Defender Juan Castillo scored his first MLS NEXT Pro goal.

Forward Luciano Sanchez scored his fifth MLS NEXT Pro goal.

Midfielder Alex Perez recorded his first MLS NEXT Pro assist.

Philadelphia Union II are back home on Friday, July 28 (7:30 p.m. / Apple TV) to take on Wrexham A.F.C. at Subaru Park.