Red Bulls Fall Short to Philadelphia, 4-3 in Overtime
The New York Red Bulls fall to the Philadelphia Union, 4-3 in overtime of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Round One.
New York was knocked out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2016 against the Montreal Impact.
It was just the first time since 1998 and the second time overall that the Red Bulls allowed four goals or more in a playoff match.
The Red Bulls opened the match with an early 2-0 lead in the first 24 minutes. Josh Sims recorded the game's opening goal after a good feed from Daniel Royer seven minutes in. Tim parker, then, followed up with a header off a corner to double the lead.
Philadelphia cut the lead to one as Alejandro Bedoya capitalized on a set-piece free kick in the 30th minute.
Tom Barlow raised the lead back up to two in stoppage time of the first half.
The Union, again, cut the deficit to one as Jack Elliott finished off a loose ball inside the six-yard box in the 52nd minute.
Philadelphia equalized the match, when Fafa Picault slotted home a pass from Sergio Santos in the 78th minute.
The Union took the lead as Marco Fabian scored off a cross from Picault in stoppage time of the first period of extra time.
Parker and Sims both scored their first goals of 2019. They became the 19th and 20th different scorers across all competitions for New York.
Barlow recorded his fourth goal across all competitions and first career MLS Cup Playoff goal.
Kaku tallied two assists to raise his career playoff total to three in four games. The Argentine midfielder has recorded 26 assists in 70 matches played across all competitions.
Marc Rzatkowski recorded his first career MLS Cup Playoff point with an assist on Sims' goal.
Daniel Royer tallied his fifth career MLS Cup Playoff assist to raise his career total to 19 assists across all competitions.
New York Red Bulls 3, Philadelphia Union 4
Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Round One
Sunday - 3 p.m. ET
Talen Energy Stadium | Chester, Pa.
NY - Josh Sims 1 (Kaku, Rzatkowski) 7'
NY - Tim Parker 1 (Royer, Kaku) 24'
PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (Medunjanin) 30'
NY - Tom Barlow 1 (unassisted) 45'+4'
PHI - Jack Elliott (unassisted) 52'
PHI - Fafa Picault (Santos) 78'
PHI - Marco Fabian (Picault) 105' + 1'
PHI - Jamiro Monteiro (unsporting behavior) 36'
PHI- Alejandro Bedoya (unsporting behavior) 58'
NY- Tim Parker (unsporting behavior) 107'
PHI- Ilsinho (unsporting behavior) 108'
NY- Cristian Casseres, Jr. (unsporting behavior) 114'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Rece Buckmaster, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Marc Rzatkowski, Josh Sims (Alex Muyl, 29'), Kaku (Sean Davis, 70'), Daniel Royer (Brian White, 97'), Tom Barlow (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 84')
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner, Mark McKenzie, Raymon Gaddis, Alejandro Bedoya (Warren Creavalle, 112'), Brenden Aaronson (Fafa Picault, 72'), Haris Medunjanin, Jamiro Monteiro, Andrew Wooten (Ilsinho, 63'), Sergio Santos (Marco Fabian, 103')
TOTAL SHOTS: 31; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 13; SAVES: 2
Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Eric Boria
4th Official: Joe Dickerson
VAR: Robert Sibiga
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