Professional Soccer

Union Fall 3-1 To New York Red Bulls

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Chester, Pa. (August 1, 2015) – The third encounter this season between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls resulted in a 3-1 loss. The Union defeated the Red Bulls in the two previous encounters this season at Red Bull Arena, and were looking to make their home record against the visitors 5-2-1. Both teams pressed in the first half but were unable to find the back of the net. In the 64th minute, the new Union signing Tranquillo Barnetta entered the pitch to make his MLS debut. Sacha Kljestan capitalized on a penalty in the 66th to make the game 1-0 in favor of the Red Bulls. Sebastien Le Toux tied the game in the 73rd minute, scoring from Fernando Aristeguieta and Cristián Maidana´s assists. One minute later, Bradley Wright Phillips scored from his brother, Shaun´s assist to make the game 2-1. The Union looked for an equalizer, but the Red Bulls sealed the deal in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a goal from Anatole Bertrand Abang. The Union return to action on Saturday, August 8 to face Orlando City SC at the Citrus Bowl.

MATCH RECAP

Philadelphia Union 1, New York Red Bulls 3

PPL Park

Chester, Pa.

SCORING SUMMARY

NY— Sacha Kljestan (Penalty) 66´ http://bit.ly/1Di8dGN

PHI— Sebastien Le Toux (Fernando Aristeguieta, Cristián Madiana) 73´ http://bit.ly/1Sugu17

NY— Bradley Wright Phillips (Shaun Wright Phillips) 74´ http://bit.ly/1IRdQxO

NY— Anatole Bertrand Abang (Sacha Kljestan, Dax McCarty) 90+4 http://bit.ly/1E0vhVs

DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

NY— Damien Perrinelle 51´ (Yellow)

NY— Anthony Wallace 56´ (Yellow)

PHI— Sebastien Le Toux 62´ (Yellow)

PHI— Fernando Aristeguieta 89´ (Yellow)

POST GAME AUDIO

Union head coach Jim Curtin:http://bit.ly/1IRcNhw

Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer:http://bit.ly/1Igyoud

Union defender and Captain Maurice Edu:http://bit.ly/1SugmyD

Union midfeilder Tranquillo Barnetta: http://bit.ly/1LXyIT6

Union forward C.J. Sapong: http://bit.ly/1Di7JAH

AWAY TEAM AUDIO

Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse March: http://bit.ly/1eL6xtm

Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles: http://bit.ly/1Hg9pFF

Red Bulls midfeilder Dax McCarty: http://bit.ly/1JYuLcq

Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan:  http://bit.ly/1IcWEzr

Red Bulls forward Shaun Wright Phillips: http://bit.ly/1JEPG8C

Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright Phillips:http://bit.ly/1IRePyf

MATCH DAY STATS

Box score: http://bit.ly/1IcQr6C

Stats: http://bit.ly/1IgwqKg

PHILADELPHIA UNION STARTING XI

John McCarthy, Fabinho, Maurice Edu, Ethan White (Conor Casey 82´), Raymon Gaddis, Brian Carroll, Zach Pfeffer (Tranquillo Barnetta 64´),  Sebastien Le Toux, Cristian Maidana, Eric Ayuk (Fernando Aristeguieta 64´), C.J. Sapong

Unused subs: Andre Blake, Fred, Steven Vitoria, Richie Marquez

NEW YORK RED BULLS STARTING XI

Luis Robles, Connor Lade, Matt Miazga, Damien Perrinelle, Anthony Wallace, Dax McCarty, Felipe, Lloyd Sam (Shaun Wright Phillips 61´), Sacha Kljestan, Mike Grella (Anatole Betrand Abang 77´), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Karl Ouimette 83´)

Unused subs: Kyle Reynish, Sal Zizzo, Shawn McLaws, Sean Davis

OFFICIALS

Armando Villarreal (referee), Craig Lowry (assistant), Scott Kachmarik (assistant), Nima Saghafi (fourth)

ATTENDANCE

18,883 (Highest announced attendance ever in the month of August)

TEAM NOTES

  •    Ray Gaddis  made his 100th career start with the Union
  •    Tranquillo Barnetta made his MLS debut with the club
  •    The Union now have a record of 6-13-4 this season and are in second-to-last place in the  league.
  •    Cristián Maidana made his eleventh assist this season and is now second in the league for assists

ABOUT KEYSTONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union. The group launched the Philadelphia Union’s inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park on June 27, 2010.  Since joining MLS, the Union have faced off against European powers Celtic FC, Manchester United, Everton, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, Aston Villa, Stoke City FC, and Mexican powers Chivas de Guadalajara and Pumas UNAM. PPL Park holds approximately 18,500 seats and has hosted various including: 2012 MLS All-Star Game, USWNT vs. China, Army/Navy Soccer Cup (2012-15), Big East Men’s Soccer Championship (2012-15), USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships (2011-15), 2013 NCAA Men’s College Cup and 2014 Women’s World Cup CONCACAF qualifiers. In 2015 the club will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Third-Place Match a faced recently promoted AFC Bournemouth for an international friendly. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com