The Philadelphia Union Academy played their first slate of games in 2021 on Saturday when they hosted Penn Fusion Academy for a day of friendlies at YSC Sports.
The Union U17s ended the day with a 1-0 win over the Penn Fusion U19s behind a goal from Marcello Mazzola. Bajung Darboe, who just turned 14 in November, wore the armband for the Union U17s.
The Union U15s drew their game 2-2 against the Penn Fusion U16s. Matt Mohr had both goals for the visitors, which included a penalty kick. Dominic Wilson scored in the first half and Jack Brown converted a penalty kick in the second half for the Union.
The MLS Next season will resume in early March.