Philadelphia Union Game Recap: Union Takes Apart New York Red Bulls

Chester, PA: So far, through 2 games following the Leagues Cup, the Philadelphia Union are getting back into the push of the MLS and doing what they can to get one of the top spots for the Playoffs. On Sunday night, the Philadelphia took on the New York Red Bulls from Subaru Park in Chester, PA.

The Union came into the game off a loss to Toronto while the Red Bulls made their trip to Philly off a loss to New England.


Before the game, Former Philadelphia Eagles WR Freddie Mitchell would bang the drum to get things going.

How the game went:

In the first 10 minutes, both the Union & Red Bulls would have some good quality scoring chances. The Red Bulls would break through with the game’s first goal from Omir Fernandez in the 11th minute for the early 1-0 lead.

The Union would respond in the 29th minute on a goal from Jakob Glesnes off a free kick.

Late in first-half stoppage time, the Red Bulls would get a Red Card; this would change the rest of the game.

The Union thought they would have the 2-1 lead but VAR would come into play & take the goal away from Julián Carranza as a result of being offsides. After seeing the replay a couple of times, it was a very close play.

The game would be tied at 1 at halftime

One of the questions at that time: Can the Union make the Red Bulls pay? New York only had 10 players the rest of the game.

The answer to that was “YES” as Damion Lowe & Julián Carranza scored back-to-back goals for a 3-1 lead. Daniel Gazdag would add to the lead for a 4-1 lead.

The Red Bulls just did not have an answer to stop the Union & the Crowd at Subaru Park was loving every minute of it.

The Union would go on to win the game 4-1. It was a game that showed why Subaru Park is one of the best venues in MLS.


Philadelphia Union Coach Jim Curtin:


Philadelphia Union’s Damion Lowe:

What is next:

The Union will now head into a couple of days off due to the international friendlies going on. Then they will return to game action on September 16 against FC Cincinnati.