Professional Soccer

Union Fall 4-1 To New York Red Bulls

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Harrison, N.J. (Oct. 18, 2015) – The Philadelphia Union fell to the New York Red Bulls Sunday in Red Bull Area. The Red Bulls gained an early lead, with Mike Grella finding the back of net after seven seconds of play. The Red Bulls capitalized again three minutes later when Bradley Wright Phillips scored from a corner kick. Grella scored his second goal of the game in the 17th minute and Kemar Lawrence scored his first MLS goal in the 44th minute for the Red Bulls.

After conceding four goals in the first half, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin brought Ethan White and Fernando Aristeguieta on for Steven Vitoria and Cristián Maidana at half time. The Union played a stronger second half and found the back of the net through Sebastien Le Toux in the 55th minute. Tranquillo Barnetta´s long pass connected with Le Toux on the right hand side of the field. Le Toux made no mistake in sending the ball into the back of the net and scoring his seventh goal of the season for the Union.

The Union return to action on Sunday, Oct. 25 to face Orlando City for their last match of the 2015 season. Sunday´s game will kick-off at 5 p.m. and will be televised on The Comcast Network.

MATCH RECAP

New York Red Bulls 4, Philadelphia Union 1

Red Bull Arena

Harrison, N.J.

SCORING SUMMARY

NY – Mike Grella 1’  HIGHLIGHT:http://bit.ly/1hMbOCJ

NY – Bradley Wright Phillips 4´ (Damien Perrinelle, Sacha Kljestan) HIGHLIGHT:http://bit.ly/1jvWdZD

NY —Mike Grella (Dax McCarty) 17´ HIGHLIGHThttp://bit.ly/1MxCJus

NY— Kemar Lawrence (Lloyd Sam) 44´ HIGHLIGHThttp://bit.ly/1hMaS0U

PHI— Sebastien Le Toux (Tranquillo Barnetta) 55´

DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

PHI— Steven Vitoria 41´ (Yellow)

MATCH DAY STATS

Box score: http://bit.ly/1hMccB7

Stats: http://bit.ly/1W0ZNfi

PHILADELPHIA UNION STARTING XI

Andre Blake, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Steven Vitoria (Ethan White 45´), Andrew Wenger, Vincent Nogueira, Michael Lahoud, Sebastien Le Toux, Cristian Maidana (Fernando Aristeguieta 45´), Tranquillo Barnetta, C.J. Sapong (Eric Ayuk 77´)

Unused subs: John McCarthy, Warren Creavalle, Conor Casey, Ray Gaddis

NEW YORK RED BULLS STARTING XI

Luis Robles, Sal Zizzo, Damien Perrinelle, Ronald Zubar, Kemar Lawrence, Lloyd Sam (Gonzalo Verón 71´), Felipe Martins, Sacha Kljestan (Connor Lade 82´), Dax McCarty (Sean Davis 65), Mike Grella, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Unused subs: Kyle Reynish, Karl Ouimette, Anthony Wallace, Shaun Wright-Phillips

OFFICIALS

Ismail Elfath (referee), Greg Barkey (Assistant), Kermit Quisenberry (Assistant), Silviu Petrescu (fourth)

ATTENDANCE

21,080

TEAM NOTES

  • The Union have al 5-9-2 all-time record against the Red Bulls.
  •     Steven Vitoria will be suspended for the Union´s last game of the season for yellow card accumulation.
  •     Mike Grella broke MLS record for fastest goal scored, finding the back of the net after seven seconds. The record, eight seconds, was previously held by former Red Bull Tim Cahill.
  •     The Union return to action for their last game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 25 against Orlando City SC.

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 hosted 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