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FC Cincinnati 2 Tops Philadelphia Union II

April 28, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Philadelphia Union II News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union II traveled to NKU Soccer Stadium to face FC Cincinnati 2 on Sunday afternoon, falling 3-1. Cincinnati opened up the scoring in the 21st minute with a goal by Gerardo Valenzuela. Valenzuela extended Cincinnati's lead with his second goal of the match in the 49th minute. Union II responded in the 77th minute when captain Kyle Tucker scored a free kick goal. Valenzuela netted his third goal of the match in the 88th minute.

Philadelphia Union II return to Subaru Park to host Huntsville City FC on Sunday, May 5th (3:00 p.m. ET/ Apple TV).

FC Cincinnati 2 (3) - Philadelphia Union II (1)

NKU Soccer Stadium (Highland Heights, KY)

Sunday, April 28, 2024


REF: Matt Thompson

AR1: James Duling

AR2: Sharon Gingrich

4TH: Mohamed Sadraoui

Weather: 85 degrees and sunny.


CIN - Gerardo Valenzuela (Mangione) 21'

CIN - Gerardo Valenzuela (Mangione) 50'

PHI - Kyle Tucker 77'

CIN - Gerardo Valenzuela (Stitz) 88'


PHI - Giovanny Sequera (caution) 45'+1'

CIN - Amir Daley (caution) 75'

PHI - Neil Pierre (caution) 86'

CIN - Jesus Castellano (caution) 90'


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Francis Westfield, Olwethu Makhanya (Carlos Rojas 45'), Neil Pierre, Jamir Berdecio (Gavin Wetzel 61'), Sanders Ngabo, Christopher Olney, Giovanny Sequera (Kyle Tucker 62'), David Vazquez, Edward Davis (Leandro Soria 62'), Sal Olivas.

Substitutes not used: Mike Sheridan; Alex Perez, John Andrus.

FC Cincinnati 2: Hunter Morse; Isaiah Foster (Jesus Castellano 84'), Brian Schaefer, London Aghedo (Gael Gibert 61') , Moises Tablante (Benjamin Stitz 76'), Nicholás Benalcázar, Stiven Jimenez, Gerardo Valenzuela, Amir Daley, Peter Mangione, Stefan Chirila (Yeiner Valoyes 90'+7').

Substitutes not used: Luke Laramore; Alejandro Guido, Juan Machado, Nicholas Samways, Connor Stout.


Forward Leandro Soria made his MLS NEXT Pro debut.

Captain Kyle Tucker netted his second goal of the MLS NEXT Pro season.

Philadelphia Union II return to Subaru Park to host Huntsville City FC on Sunday, May 5th (3:00 p.m. ET/ Apple TV).

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