Philadelphia Union II

Donovan scores brace; Union II remain unbeaten

April 15, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Philadelphia Union II News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union II faced off against Atlanta United FC 2 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Monday night, resulting in a 5-0 victory. In the 18th minute, forward Chris Donovan netted his first MLS NEXT Pro goal of the season to give Union II the lead. In the 49th minute, forward Edward Davis scored his third goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season. In the 54th minute, midfielder CJ Olney scored a free kick to extend the lead for Union II. In the 65th minute, forward Chris Donovan registered his second goal of the match. In the 81st minute, captain Kyle Tucker scored a free kick goal to secure the three points on the road.

Philadelphia Union II will return to Subaru Park to face New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, April 21st (3:00 p.m. ET/ Apple TV).

Atlanta United FC 2 (0) - Philadelphia Union II (5)

Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Kennesaw, GA)

Monday, April 15, 2024


REF: Shawn Tehini

AR1: Brian Marshall

AR2: Colin Ashley

4TH: Promise Adebayo-lge

Weather: 82 degrees and sunny.


PHI - Chris Donovan (Vazquez) 18'

PHI - Edward Davis 49'

PHI - CJ Olney 54'

PHI - Chris Donovan (Vazquez) 65'

PHI - Kyle Tucker 81'


ATL - Matthew Edwards (caution) 3'

PHI - Giovanny Sequera (caution) 73'

ATL - Efrain Morales (caution) 74'

ATL - Karim Tmimi (caution) 76'

ATL - Matias Gallardo (caution) 83'

PHI - Sanders Ngabo (caution) 84'

PHI - Chris Donovan (caution) 90'+2'


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Frank Westfield, Carlos Rojas, Olwethu Makhanya, Jamir Berdecio (Gavin Wetzel 69'); Sanders Ngabo (Neil Pierre 87'), CJ Olney, Nick Pariano (Giovanny Sequera 69'), David Vazquez (Kyle Tucker 69'); Chris Donovan, Markus Anderson (Edward Davis 46') .

Substitutes not used: Mike Sheridan; Sal Olivas, Ryan Zellefrow.

Atlanta United FC 2: John Berner; Matthew Edwards, Kaiden Moore (Jacob Williams 64'), Efrain Morales, Ronald Hernandez, Noble Okello, Javier Armas, Matias Gallardo, Alan Carleton (Erik Centeno 54'), Luke Brennan (Stephen Hurlock 79), Matthew Dejianne (Karim Tmimi 54').

Substitutes not used: Jayden Hibbert; Shawn Lanza, Miles Hadley, Pavel Romero.


Forward Chris Donovan scored a brace in his first MLS NEXT Pro appearance of the season.

Midfielder CJ Olney netted his first MLS NEXT Pro goal of the season.

Midfielder David Vazquez registered two assists against Atlanta.

Captain Kyle Tucker netted his first career MLS NEXT Pro goal.

Goalkeeper Andrew Rick registered his first clean sheet of the season.

Union II are one of five remaining unbeaten teams in MLS NEXT Pro.

Philadelphia Union II will return to Subaru Park to face New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, April 21st (3:00 p.m. ET/ Apple TV).

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