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Union vs Red Bulls quick reference

Photo: Nicolae Stoian

All-time record: 2–3–0
At PPL Park: 2–1–0
At Red Bull Arena: 0–2–0
Goals for: 6
Goals against: 7

Did you know…
The Red Bulls are named after a foul tasting energy drink. Seriously.

May 13, 2012: Philadelphia Union 2 – 3 New York Red Bulls

PSP Match Report Highlights

“In a match played at a breathless pace from whistle to whistle, the New York Red Bulls stole a 3-2 victory at PPL Park after a questionable refereeing decision, despite being comfortably outplayed by Philadelphia Union.”

“When the whistle blew, PPL Park erupted at the thought of a penalty. Their hopes were immediately dashed by referee Jorge Gonzalez, who did not hesitate in pulling a second yellow card and then a red card for an alleged dive by Adu, reducing the Union to 10 men for the rest of the contest.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“Battling until the very end, it was only their own inefficiency in front of goal that kept the Union from earning at least one hard fought point from the match.”

“Though Freddy Adu’s red card did not turn the game for New York, it did insure that as the match wore on, the legs of the remaining 10 Union players would grow weary far more rapidly than those of their opponents. But the Union fought on and, despite the gut-wrenching loss, deserve credit for the heart and intensity with which they stayed in the match.”

PSP Photo Essay

Link to MLS Match Center 

Scoring Summary

17 – NY: Lindpere (Ballouchy)
31 – PHI: Pajoy (Adu)
46 – PHI: Pajoy (Mwanga)
68 – NY: Holgersson (Barklage)
78 – NY: Cooper (Marquez)

Discipline Summary

5 – PHI: Adu (Caution)
19 – PHI: Pajoy (Caution)
22 – NY: Ballouchy (Caution)
43 – PHI: Adu (2nd Caution/Ejection)
54 – NY: Lindpere (Caution)
94 – NY: Meara (Caution)

Philadelphia: Zac MacMath; Michael Farfan, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Raymon Gaddis; Keon Daniel (Chandler Hoffman ‘77), Gabriel Gomez (Josue Martinez ’84), Brian Carroll, Freddy Adu; Lionard Pajoy, Danny Mwanga (Kai Herdling ’67)

Unused substitutes: Chase Harrison, Cristhian Hernandez, Porfirio Lopez, Amobi Okugo

New York: Ryan Meara; Brandon Barklage, Markus Holgersson, Tyler Ruthven (Victor Palsson ’64), Roy Miller; Joel Lindpere, Dax McCarty, Rafael Marquez, Mehdi Ballouchy (Juan Agudelo ’54), Kenny Cooper

Unused Substitutes: Jeremy Vuolo, Jonathan Borrajo, Ryan Maduro, Connor Lade, Jhonny Arteaga

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez

October 20, 2011: New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“In a match that was billed as a great Eastern Conference showdown with both teams having plenty to play for, the New York Red Bulls dominated the Union with a 1-0 scoreline that could have been far more lopsided in favor of the hosts.”

“Gabe Farfan, Brian Carroll and Justin Mapp would join Valdes in being guilty of sloppy turnovers as the Union simply could not find any rhythm in possession.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“It was an embarrassing loss. One embarrassing loss. Of course the timing was terrible and everyone, players, coaches and fans, would have preferred a different result and performance, but in the end it was one game.”

“While there is no doubting his ability to be an immense talent, throwing him in at the deep end, the way he [Zach Pfeffer] was on Thursday, has a greater chance of damaging his confidence than improving him as a player.”

Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more. 

Scoring Summary:

NY — Dane Richards 7 (Jan Gunnar Solli 7, Dax McCarty 6) 8′

Misconduct Summary:

NY — Teemu Tainio (caution; Reckless Foul) 29
PHI — Brian Carroll (caution; Reckless Tackle) 55
NY — Luke Rodgers (caution; Dissent) 66


Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Amobi Okugo (Freddy Adu 46), Zach Pfeffer (Danny Mwanga 46), Brian Carroll, Justin Mapp (Roger Torres 70), Sebastien Le Toux, Michael Farfan.

Substitutes Not Used: Jack McInerney, Stefani Miglioranzi, Kyle Nakazawa, Zac MacMath.

New York Red Bulls — Frank Rost, Jan Gunnar Solli, Stephen Keel, Tim Ream, Roy Miller, Dax McCarty, Rafael Marquez, Teemu Tainio, Joel Lindpere, Luke Rodgers (Juan Agudelo 89), Dane Richards.

Substitutes Not Used: Stephane Auvray, Mehdi Ballouchy, Corey Hertzog, Matt Kassel, Carlos Mendes, Bouna Coundoul.

Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee’s Assistants: -Eric Proctor; Daniel Belleau
4th Official: Drew Fischer
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-59-degrees
Attendance: 25,044

April 9, 2011: Philadelphia Union 1 – 0 New York Red Bulls

PSP Match Report Highlights

“With the Eastern Conference favorite New York Red Bulls in town, it was the teenagers that made the difference as Danny Mwanga set up a Roger Torres goal in the 68th minute to lead the Union to a 1-0 Union victory.”

“As the final whistle sounded, Danny Califf leaped into the arms of his captain and goalkeeper. A boisterous and deserved celebration by a defense that has yet to allow a goal in open play this season.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“Luck, fate, four-leaf clovers… Nowak doesn’t care what it looks like as long as it adds up to three points. And it’s good for the Union that he doesn’t care, because the third win of the young season was only marginally prettier than the first two.”

“Torres, of course, scored with his first touch and turned that star-making moment into twenty minutes of intelligent and incisive ball movement that wore down the Energy Drinks as they struggled to find an equalizer.”

Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more. 

Scoring Summary:

PHI — Roger Torres 1 (Danny Mwanga 1) 68

New York Red Bulls — Bouna Coundoul, Jan Gunnar Solli, Tim Ream, Rafael Marquez, Roy Miller, Dane Richards (Luke Rodgers 67), Teemu Tainio, Dwayne De Rosario, Joel Lindpere, Juan Agudelo (Mehdi Ballouchy 84), Thierry Henry.

Substitutes Not Used: Stephen Keel, Tyler Lassiter, Carl Robinson, John Rooney, Alex Horwath.

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Juan Agudelo 2, Dwayne De Rosario 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Dwayne De Rosario 1); FOULS: 8 (Thierry Henry 3); OFFSIDES: 2 (Juan Agudelo 2); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Rafael Marquez 6); SAVES: 2 (Bouna Coundoul 2)

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Stefani Miglioranzi, Brian Carroll (Amobi Okugo 6), Keon Daniel, Justin Mapp (Danny Mwanga 59), Carlos Ruiz (Roger Torres 67), Sebastien Le Toux.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Agorsor, Michael Farfan, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Zac MacMath.

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Sebastien Le Toux 2, Carlos Ruiz 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 8 (Stefani Miglioranzi 3, Sheanon Williams 3); OFFSIDES: 2 (Danny Mwanga 1, Carlos Ruiz 1); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Justin Mapp 1); SAVES: 1 (Faryd Mondragon 1)

Misconduct Summary:

NY — Rafael Marquez (caution; Dissent) 14
NY — Dane Richards (caution; Reckless Tackle) 29
PHI — Danny Mwanga (caution; Reckless Tackle) 77
NY — Roy Miller (caution; Reckless Tackle) 82

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee’s Assistants: Rob Fereday; Corey Parker
4th Official: Mark Kadlecik
Attendance: 19,027
Time of Game: 1:50

Weather: Cloudy-and-62-degrees

October 16, 2010: Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 New York Red Bulls

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“It was a night for Philadelphia fans to remember. The team they fought so hard to get, playing the final match of the season in the stadium they’ve filled with noise and energy all year.”

“After the final whistle, the Union thanked the fans. PPL Park will go dark for now, but many of the same faces will take the field again next season and it was clear that they will all welcome the fantastic home atmosphere their rabid supporters provide.”

Scoring Summary: 

PHI — Fred 4 (Alejandro Moreno 6) 8
PHI — Michael Orozco Fiscal 2 (Sebastien Le Toux 11) 28
NY — Danleigh Borman 1 (Mehdi Ballouchy 1) 48

New York Red Bulls — Bouna Coundoul, Chris Albright (Jeremy Hall 78), Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Danleigh Borman, Dane Richards, Rafael Marquez (Juan Agudelo 78), Tony Tchani (Salou Ibrahim 46), Joel Lindpere, Juan Pablo Angel, Mehdi Ballouchy.

Substitutes Not Used: Austin Da Luz, Carl Robinson, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Greg Sutton.

Philadelphia Union — Brad Knighton, Sheanon Williams, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Sebastien Le Toux, Eduardo Coudet (Andrew Jacobson 65), Stefani Miglioranzi, Fred, Alejandro Moreno (Justin Mapp 62), Danny Mwanga (Shea Salinas 83).

Substitutes Not Used: Juan Diego Gonzalez, Roger Torres, Nick Zimmerman, Chris Seitz.

Misconduct Summary: 

NY — Danleigh Borman (caution; Reckless Tackle) 18
NY — Juan Pablo Angel (caution; Reckless Foul) 55
PHI — Fred (caution; Reckless Foul) 67

Referee: Paul Ward
Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere; Cameron Blair
4th Official: Terry Vaughn
Time of Game: 1:53
Weather: Clear and 58 degrees
Attendance: 18,578

April 24, 2010 New York Red Bulls 2 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights:

“Same Le Toux + same Seitz + same brain cramp = same result.”

“Unfortunately for the hundreds of SoBs and other supporters making their way to the gleaming Red Bull Arena for the first leg of the newly minted I-95 derby, this formula was all too apparent…Nowak, in his fourth game at the helm, continued his policy of mixing it up and keeping us on our toes.”

Scoring Summary:       
NY — Salou Ibrahim 1 (Jeremy Hall 1) 50
PHI — Sébastien Le Toux 4 (Alejandro Moreno 3) 59
NY — Juan Pablo Ángel 3 (penalty kick) 67

Misconduct Summary:
NY — Mike Petke (caution; Reckless Tackle) 70

Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Peter Balciunas
4th Official: Mark Geiger
Time of Game: 1:49
Attendance: 15,619 
Clear and 68 degree


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