The New York Red Bulls reserves played the Philadelphia Union reserves to a 2-2 draw in a Sunday matinee match following the completion of the first team's clash at PPL Park.
New York found itself in an early hole heading into the half after Philly's Antoine Hoppenot found the back of the net in the 11th minute on an assist from Josue Martinez. Less than one minute into the second half, Philly struck again, this time on a penalty kick from Jack McInerney. From there the Red Bulls' defense went into lockdown mode, limiting the Union's chances while also maintaining a steady flow back up the pitch to create opportunities of their own.
That first turnaround goal came in the 68th minute when guest player Walter Hines slipped one past Union 'keeper Chase Harrison to cut the deficit to one. Twenty minute later it was Corey Hertzog who sent home the equalizer to complete the Red Bulls' surge from a 2-0 hole to level the final score at a draw.
- Antoine Hoppenot (Josue Martinez)11’
- Jack McInerney (Penalty Kick) 46’
- Walter Hines (Unassisted) 68’
- Corey Hertzog (Unassisted) 88’
- Ryan Maduro (Yellow card caution) 33’
- Giorgi Chirgadze (Yellow card caution) 51’
- Colton Storm (Yellow card caution) 63’
- Christian Ibidgha (Yellow card caution) 81’
Philadelphia Union Reserves
: Chase Harrison; Porfirio Lopez; *Matt Baker; Christhian Hernandez (*Shane Campbell 71); Jimmy McLaughlin; Amobi Okugo (C); Zack Pfeffer; *Andy Adland (*Darius Madison 68); Josue Martinez (*Colton Storm 57); Antoine Hoppenot (Chandler Hoffman 81); Jack McInerney
: 11; Shots on Goal: 7; Corners: 0; Saves: 9; Fouls: 4; Offsides: 3
New York Red Bull Reserves
: Jeremy Vuolo; Jonathan Borrojo; Ousmane Sanogo; Christian Ibidgha; Connor Lade (C); Corey Hertzog; Ryan Maduro; Julian Stahler; **Giorgi Chirgadze; Jhonny Arteaga; Juan Agudelo (Walter Hines 56)
: 17; Shots on Goal: 11; Corners: 5; Saves: 5; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 3
*Philadelphia Union Academy Players
**New York Guest Players