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Union II stay unbeaten, draw Orlando City B and win shootout



Unbeaten streaks really are becoming infectious within the Philadelphia Union organization.

Philadelphia Union II made it four games unbeaten to start the season with a 1-1 draw at home against Orlando City B on Thursday afternoon that was topped off with a penalty shootout win for an extra point.

Sal Olivas scored his second goal of the season off an assist from Frankie Westfield in the 11th minute but the visitors in purple and white were able to level the score at 1-1 in the 30th minute on a Wilfredo Rivera equalizer.

Union II keeper Andrew Rick made three saves on the day for the hosts and the penalty shootout was a display for both sets of kickers with 13 straight makes before an Orlando miss sealed the extra point for the Boys in Blue.

Philadelphia Union II will travel to Fifth Third Bank Stadium to face Atlanta United FC 2 on Monday, April 15th (7:30 p.m. ET/


Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Frank Westfield, Olwethu Makhanya, Gavin Wetzel, Jamir Berdecio (Carlos Rojas 61’); Sanders Ngabo, CJ Olney, Nick Pariano (Giovanny Sequera 61’), David Vazquez; Sal Olivas (Kyle Tucker 90’+3’), Edward Davis (Ryan Zellefrow 71’) .        

Substitutes not used: Mike Sheridan; Randy Meneses, John Andrus, Antonio Horozoglou. 

Orlando City B: Javier Otero; Zakaria Taifi, Thomas Williams, Abdi Salim, Alexander Freeman; Jorge Almaguer, Colin Guske; Yutaro Tsukada (Thomas Bowe 89’), Jhon Solis, Wilfredo Rivera (Favian Loyola 81’); Shakur Mohammed (Justin Ellis 84’).              

Substitutes not used: Carlos Mercado; Tahir Reid-Brown, Diego Pareja, Manuel Cocca, Majed Abdullah.          

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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