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New York Red Bulls II Falls to Philadelphia Union II, 3-1, at MSU Soccer Park

September 24, 2023 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
New York Red Bulls II News Release


New York Red Bulls II (14-8-6, 51 pts.) fell to Philadelphia Union II (12-12-4, 42 pts.) 3-1 on Sunday, September 24, at MSU Soccer Park.

Philadelphia opened the scoring in the 20th minute on a free kick goal from outside the box taken by midfielder Jeremy Rafanello.

Union II doubled their advantage in first half stoppage time, as Hugo Le Guennec intercepted a pass and immediately ripped a shot from well outside the box that found the top left corner of the net.

Red Bulls II struck in the 73rd minute, as defender Juan Jose Mina maneuvered the near edge of the box and sent in a cross that was immediately flicked in by forward Julian Hall.

Philadelphia added one more goal in second half stoppage time. Defender Juan Castillo received a pass along the edge of the box and played a low cross into midfielder David Vazquez, who slotted a shot into the net.

The goal for Hall was his second of the season.

Mina made his club debut in the match, logging 19 minutes and an assist as a second half substitute.

Goalkeeper Alan Rutkowski recorded three saves in his seventh start of the season.

New York clinched the fourth seed in the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs, with their first round opponent to be determined.

New York Red Bulls II 1, Philadelphia Union II 3

2023 MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season Match 28

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 2 p.m. ET

MSU Soccer Park | Montclair, N.J.

Box Score: https://www.mlsnextpro.com/competitions/mls-next-pro/2023/matches/rbnyvsphi-09-24-2023/

Scoring Summary:

PHI - Jeremy Rafanello 9 (unassisted) 20'

PHI - Hugo Le Guennec 1 (unassisted) 45'+1

NY - Julian Hall 2 (Mina) 73'

PHI - David Vazquez 5 (Castillo) 90'+2

Misconduct Summary

NY - Davi Alexandre (caution, foul) 49'

NY - Rafael Mosquera (caution, foul) 90'+2

New York Red Bulls II: Alan Rutkowski; Omar Valencia, Matt Nocita, Davi Alexandre, O'Vonte Mullings (Amos Shapiro-Thompson, 88'), Peter Stroud, Ronald Donkor, Mohammed Sofo (Julian Hall, 68'), Ibrahim Kasule (Rafael Mosquera, 69'), Frank Ssebufu, Jorge Cabezas Hurtado (Juan Jose Mina, 71')

Unused Subs: Aidan Stokes, Dylan Sullivan, Jayden Reid, Dija, Bento Estrela

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 ; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 ; FOULS: 19 ; POSSESSION: 60.5 ; CORNER KICKS: 5 ; SAVES: 3

Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Anthony Sorenson, Olwethu Makhanya, Hugo Le Guennec, Francis Westfield, Kyle Tucker, Boubacar Diallo (Alex Perez, 85'), David Vazquez, Jeremy Rafanello (Juan Castillo, 81'), Christopher Donovan, Stefan Stojanovic (Daniel Krueger, 85')

Unused Subs: Jonathan Evans, Gavin Wetzel, Nathan Nkanji, Sal Olivas, Edward Davis, Nelson Pierre

TOTAL SHOTS: 17 ; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 ; FOULS: 16 ; POSSESSION: 39.5 ; CORNER KICKS: 5 ; SAVES: 2

Referee: Eric Tattersall

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Smith, Nicholas Seymour

4th Official: Ernie Constantine


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