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Union II returns to win column with 2-0 victory over Huntsville City



Philadelphia Union II bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 win over Huntsville City Sunday afternoon at Subaru Park.

CJ Olney broke open a scoreless deadlock in the 79th minute when he hit home a pass squared to him just outside the box by Giovanni Seguera. Olney fired it home past a diving Ben Martino for his second goal of the season.

Frankie Westfield doubled the advantage 10 minutes later, converting a penalty kick after Sanders Ngabo drew a foul in the box.

Andrew Rick, fresh off his signing to the first team, made three saves to record the clean sheet.

Philadelphia Union Academy grad Ben Martino started in goal for Nashville SC’s second team while former Union Academy forward Dominic Wilson came off the bench in the 81st minute.

With the win, Union II improved to 4-1-3 and are in a three-way tie atop the Eastern Conference standings with New York Red Bulls II and Chattanooga FC.

Union II travels to Mark A. Ouellette Stadium in New Hampshire to face New England Revolution II on Sunday, May 19 (3 p.m. ET/ Apple TV).

Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Frank Westfield, Carlos Rojas, Neil Pierre, Gavin Wetzel, Sanders Ngabo, CJ Olney, Kyle Tucker (Giovanny Sequera 63’), David Vazquez (Jamir Berdecio 77’), Leandro Soria (Eddy Davis 62’), Chris Donovan (Ryan Zellefrow 89’).

Substitutes not used: Jonathan Evans; Jamir Johnson, Zachary Mastrodimos, Sal Olivas.

Huntsville City FC: Ben Martino; Fernando Cicéron, Chris Applewhite, Faiz Opande, Joel Sangwa, Isaiah Johnston, Maximus Ekk ( Alejandro Velazquez-Lopez 58’), Brennan Creek, Jonathan Bolanos, Adem Sipic (Cannon Scretchen 81’), Ollie Wright (Dominic Wilson 81’).

Substitutes not used: Simon Jillson, Jacob Grekowicz; Tomas Ritondale, Sergi Oriol, Isaiah Jones.

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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