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Union clinch home field advantage in first round playoffs despite loss

September 23, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

Harrison, NJ. - The Philadelphia Union fell 2-0 on the road against NYRB on Sunday evening. The Union dominated possession at 59.9%, but couldn't find the back of the net. Despite the loss, the club clinched home field advantage for the 2019 playoffs after Toronto FC tied LAFC last night. The Union return to action on Wednesday, September 25 at San Jose Earthquakes (11:00 p.m. ET / PHL17).

Philadelphia Union 0 - New York Red Bulls 2

Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)

Sunday, September 22, 2019


Referee: Jair Marrufo

Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Jose Da Silva

Fourth Official: Lorant Varga

VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

Attendance: 19,262

Weather: 85 degrees and clear


NYRB - Tom Barlow, 32'

NYRB - Daniel Royer (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Kaku) 90'+6


NYRB - Mark Rzatkowski (caution) 60'


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie (Marco Fabian, 75'), Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault (Ilsinho, 59'), Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson (Sergio Santos, 54'); Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes not used: Joe Bendik; Aurelien Collin, Anthony Fontana, Ilsinho, RJ Allen

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kyle Duncan, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence; Sean Davis (Kaku, 59'), Cristian Casseres Jr; Daniel Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Josh Sims (Alex Muyl, 81') Tom Barlow (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 61')

Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara; Sean Nealis, Omir Fernandez, Michael Murillo


The Union have secured a home field playoff game in the first round of the Audi MLS Cup after Toronto FC tied LAFC last night.

Haris Medujanin made his 95th career appearance for the Union.

Alejandro Bedoya made 99th start for the club.

The Union return to action for a regular-season matchup on Wednesday at San Jose Earthquakes (11:00 p.m. ET / Live Well Network).

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