Union II

Union II finishes its preseason schedule

After returning from Florida, Philadelphia Union II played its final two announced preseason scrimmages. They defeated Loudoun United FC at home 1-0 and came from behind twice at Hartford Athletic to draw 3 – 3 behind a brace from academy striker Edward Davis.

Day Date Opponent Result League Level
Su, 25-Feb Loudon United FC W  1  –  0 USL Championship Division 2
Fr, 01-Mar Hartford Athletic D   3  –  3 USL Championship Division 2


Asterisks are first team players. Italics are academy amateurs. Superscript Gs and As are goals and assists. Francis Westfield scored against Loudoun from a corner kick (served by Kyle Tucker according to coach LeBlanc). We do not have assists for Edward Davis’ goals in Connecticut. Nick Pariano’s was a penalty kick. Substitutes are listed following position 11 except for Neil Pierre, the trialist, and Jonathan Evans all of whom started the Hartford match. Substitutes are listed in the sequence in which they entered.

    Loudoun, Home,

Su, 25-Feb

Hartford, away,

Fr, 01-Mar

Total minutes
Inferred Shape 4-2-2-2 4-2-2-2
1 Andrew Rick GK 90 90
2 Francis WestfieldG LB 90 LB 45 135
3 Carlos Rojas LCB 80 80
4 Olwethu Makhanya* RCB 90 LCB 90 180
5 Jamir Berdecio* RB 90 RB 90 180
6 Sanders Ngabo* LDM 75 LDM 45 130
7 Nick ParianoG* RDM 75 RDM 90 165
8 CJ Olney LAM 90 LAM 90 180
9 David Vazquez RAM 90 90
10 Markus Anderson* S 45 45
11 Edward Davis S 90 S 90 180
12 Sal Olivas S 45 S 90 135
13 Kyle TuckerA DM 15 15
14 Alex Perez LM 15 LDM 45 60
15 Trialist S 10 RAM 90 100
16 Neil Pierre RCB 90 90
17 Jonathan Evans GK 90 90
18 Gavin Wetzel LB 45 45

Loudoun had three former Union or Union II players on its roster: Cole Turner, Kalil ElMedkhar, and Drew Skundrich.

Hartford is coached by former Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke who is also their general manager.  Their roster includes Michee Ngalina, Marcus Epps, and Brooks Thompson all of whom have played for Union II/Bethlehem Steel or the Union itself. Hartford’s tweets credit Thompson with laying out to save a breakaway in the 66th minute. We have no indications who dressed for Union II but did not play in either match.

Union II opens the season at Subaru Park at 3 p.m Sunday March 17 against Toronto FC II.

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