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Andrew Rick leads Union U15s to MLS Next Cup semifinals with three saves in shootout

The Union are in the final four after a stunning shootout performance from Rick



The Philadelphia Union U15s are heading to the final four of the MLS Next Cup after their second straight penalty shootout win on Monday morning.

Goalkeeper Andrew Rick made three saves and Matt Routzahn again converted the deciding penalty kick to send the Union through after a scoreless draw with Austin FC in Frisco, Texas.

The Union were unable to find the back of the net in 80 minutes of regulation in the Texas heat and fell behind early in the shootout but Rick came up with three straight saves to stonewall Austin FC in a match streamed live on

They’ll get a day off tomorrow before facing the winner of DC United and New England Revolution on Wednesday.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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