Philadelphia Union II took on Toronto FC II at BMO Field on Saturday night, ending with a 1-0 loss. With the loss, the Union are knocked out of the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. In the first half, Toronto would jump on the board in the sixth minute as midfielder Jordan Perruzza sent in a low cross to forward Hugo Mbongue rushing into the box to tap in a shot into the right side of the goal. In the second half, Toronto’s Mbongue would have another chance in the 56th minute, hitting a shot from outside the box, but Union II keeper Matt Freese was there to make the tough save. In the 60th minute, froward Jose Riasco scored the equalizer, but it was quickly waved off for a handball prior to the goal. Union II finished their inaugural 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season with a 11-9-4 record, three shootout wins, and sat on 40 points through 24 games played.

Toronto FC II (1) – Philadelphia Union II (0)
BMO Field (Toronto, ON)
Saturday, September 24th, 2022


REF: Michael Venne
AR1: Twayne Anderson
AR2: Mehmet Sen
4TH: Scott Bowman
Weather: 59 degrees and cloudy.


TOR— Hugo Mbongue (Perruzza) 6’


PHI — Anton Sorenson (caution) 33’
PHI — Maike Villero (caution) 40’
PHI — Cole Turner (caution) 81’
PHI — Carlos Paternia (caution) 85’


Philadelphia Union II: Matt Freese; Anton Sorenson, Francis Westfield, Cole Turner, Juan Perdomo (Carlos Paternia 68’); Boubacar Diallo (Gino Portella 90’+2’), Maike Villero (Anthony Ramirez 80’), Jose Riasco, Bajung Darboe (Stefan Stojanovic 68’); Nathan Nkanji, Chris Donovan.

Substitutes not used: Andrew Rick.

Toronto FC II: Luka Gavran; Themi Antonoglu, Rohan Goulborne, Antony Curic, Adam Pearlman, Kobe Franklin (Kadin Chung 90’+3’); Jordan Perruzza (Reshaun Walkes 62’), Alonso Coello, Steffan Yeates (Markus Cimermanic 82’), Paul Rothrock (Julian Altobeli 62’); Hugo Mbongue ( Antonio Carlini 82’).

Substitutes not used: Greg Ranjtsingh, Mehdi Essousi, Alec Diaz, Klaidi Cela.