New York Red Bulls 1, Philadelphia Union 1 (NY advanced on PKs, 5-3)
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY – Sacha Kljestan (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sean Davis) 42’
PHI – Roland Alberg (Jack Elliott) 86’
1. NY – Sal Zizzo (good)
1. PHI – Roland Alberg (good)
2. NY – Gonzalo Veron (good)
2. PHI – Chris Pontius (good)
3. NY – Daniel Royer (good)
3. PHI – Fabrice-Jean Picault (no good)
4. NY – Sacha Kljestan (good)
4. PHI – Marcus Epps (good)
5. NY – Felipe (good)
NY – Felipe (caution, foul) 37’
NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, dissent) 90+4’
PHI – Chris Pontius (caution, foul) 113’
PHI – John McCarthy (caution, dissent) SO
New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara; Damien Perrinelle, Aurelien Collin (Connor Lade, 24’), Aaron Long (Daniel Royer, 77’), Kemar Lawrence, Tyler Adams, Sal Zizzo, Sean Davis (Gonzalo Veron, 100’), Felipe, Sacha Kljestan, Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 7
Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Jack Elliot, Keegan Rosenberry, Fabinho, Joshua Yaro, Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones (Adam Najem, 82’), Fabrice-Jean Picault, C.J. Sapong (Chris Pontius, 105+2’), Roland Alberg, Jay Simpson (Marcus Epps, 61’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 27; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 3
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Referee's Assistants: Craig Lowry, Jason White
4th Official: Jared Simons
- The New York Red Bulls advanced to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals on penalty kicks, 5-3 over Philadelphia on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union ended 120-minutes of play in a 1-1 draw before heading to PKs.
- New York advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the Open Cup for the second time in the last three years and the ninth time in franchise history.
- This was the second time in franchise history that the Red Bulls advanced to the next stage in the Open cup via penalty kicks. New York advanced on penalty kicks, 7-6 against the Columbus Crew in the 2000 Open Cup Quarterfinals.
- Ryan Meara put the Red Bulls in position to advance with a huge save on Philadelphia’s third penalty kick shot by Fabrice-Jean Picault.
- Felipe put the finishing touches in PKs when he cashed in the Red Bulls fifth and final penalty kick attempt.
- Sacha Kljestan opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, slotting home from the penalty spot after receiving a pass from Bradley Wright-Phillips.
- Off a long ball at midfield from Jack Elliott, Roland Alberg put in the equalizer in the 86th minute.
- The goal was Kljestan’s first of the season in any competition. His last goal came on October 1, 2016, also against Philadelphia.
- For the eighth time this season, the Red Bulls recorded a double assist on a goal. Both Wright-Phillips and Sean Davis were credited with an assist on Kljestan’s first goal of the season.
- It was both Davis and Wright-Phillips’s first assist of 2017.
- Meara tied his career-best with a game-high seven saves. Meara previously recorded seven saves in a MLS match against Columbus on April 7, 2012.
- The Red Bulls will face the New England Revolution in a Quarterfinal matchup at Jordan Field on the campus of Harvard University.
- New York earned a bit of revenge, after being eliminated from the Open Cup by the Union in each of the last two seasons.
- The Red Bulls are off this weekend before resuming MLS play with a match at New England on Wednesday, July 5. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on MSG+, MSG GO and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish.