Union II

Recap | Union II take home a point against Chicago Fire II


Philadelphia Union II finished regular time knotted 1-1 against Chicago FC II on Thursday night, forcing the game to go to a shootout from the penalty spot. Scoring four to Philadelphia’s three, Chicago finished on top, and Head Coach Marlon LeBlanc’s squad headed back home with one point in tow.

The game had a slow start, with neither team finding the back of the net until the end of the first half. Chicago’s Harold Osario found his team’s first and only goal of the match in the 37th minute, cleaning up the ricochet from a massive Andrew Rick stop to sneak it past him at the left post.

LeBlanc subbed in fresh legs in CJ Olney and David Vazquez in the second half, injecting new energy into their offense. Their group found the equalizer in the 71st minute when Eddy Davis tapped a loose ball in for the score. Olney brought the ball down the left side, sending it in toward Davis and Sal Olivas in a crowded box, but it was Davis who made the final touch to put Union II back in the match.

Per MLS NEXT Pro rules, the game went to shots from the penalty spot to decide which side would claim an extra point. Frankie Westfield started off strong with the first make, but Union II ultimately ended up missing two, while Chicago Fire II made all four of their chances.

Union II will be back in action on April 11th, hosting Orlando City B at Subaru Park. Don’t miss the action, click here for tickets!