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Union II win third straight, stay top of the table



Philadelphia Union II’s stellar 2024 campaign continued over the weekend with a 5-1 win over New York Red Bulls at Montclair State.

Markus Anderson and David Vazquez each had a brace after Eddy Davis scored his fifth of the season in the convincing win, which keeps Union II at the top of the table in the East.

Davis opened the scoring in the 10th minute and Vazquez scored the first of his two goals in first half stoppage time with a well taken shot from an angle after he received a pass from Kyle Tucker. It was his first goal of the season.

The Red Bulls pulled a goal back through Mohammed Sofo in the 68th minute but Anderson’s first goal since joining the Union organization restored the two-goal lead. Vazquez then scored again on a free kick and Sanders Ngabo set up Anderson’s second to round out the scoring in the 88th minute.

Union II returns home Sunday to take on Columbus Crew 2 at 6 p.m. at Subaru Park.

Philadelphia Union II: Andrew Rick; Frank Westfield, Olwethu Makhanya, Neil Pierre, Jamir Berdecio (Gavin Wetzel 84’), Sanders Ngabo, Christopher Olney, Giovanny Sequera {Kyle Tucker 24’} (Carlos Rojas 84’), David Vazquez, Edward Davis (Cavan Sullivan 63’), Leandro Soria (Markus Anderson 63’) .

Substitutes not used: Mike Sheridan; Alex Perez, Ryan Zellefrow.

New York Red Bulls II: Aidan Stokes; Curtis Ofori, Aidan O’Connor, Davi Alexandre, Juan Gutierrez, Bento Estrela (Aiden Jarvis 73’), Steven Sserwadda (Malick Dembele 84’), Rafael Mosquera (Frank Ssebufu 63’), Ibrahim Kasule, Mohammed Sofo, Julian Hall.

Substitutes not used: Dallas Odla; Jair Collahuazo, Jeffrey Bryjak, Adri Mehmeti.  

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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