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Union Clinches Playoff Berth Despite Season-Ending Loss to NY

The Philadelphia Union will travel to Toronto FC for the knockout round of the MLS playoffs on Wednesday after falling in their regular-season finale, 2-0, to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

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Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 0, New York Red Bulls 2

Union clinch berth in Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, club to open postseason on Wednesday, October 26 at Toronto FC in Knockout Round


Philadelphia Union 0 – New York Red Bulls 2

Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)

Sunday, October 23, 2016














Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)

Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Craig Lowry

Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica

Attendance: 18,500

Weather: 58 degrees and clear




NYRB – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Aurelien Collin) 26’

NYRB – Alex Muyl (unassisted) 57’




PHI – Ilsinho (caution) 22’

NYRB – Mike Grella (caution) 22’

PHI – Warren Creavalle (caution) 45’+1’

NYRB – Damien Perrinelle (caution) 54’

PHI – Ken Tribbett (caution) 78’




Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Ken Tribbett, Richie Marquez, Fabinho; Alejandro Bedoya, Warren Creavalle (Brian Carroll 46’); Ilsinho (Tranquillo Barnetta 62’), Roland Alberg, Eric Ayuk; Fabian Herbers (C.J. Sapong 76’)


Substitutes not used: John McCarthy; Raymon Gaddis, Auston Trusty, Chris Pontius


New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Chris Duvall, Aurelien Collin, Damien Perrinelle, Kemar Lawrence; Felipe Martins, Dax McCarty; Alex Muyl (Sal Zizzo 88’), Sacha Kljestan, Mike Grella (Omer Damari 62’); Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Veron 79’)


Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish; Roland Zubar, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Sean Davis




Philadelphia Union opens the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a Knockout Round match at BMO Field against Toronto FC on Wednesday, October 26 (7:30 p.m. ESPN2, UniMas).


The Union train at the Power Training Complex tomorrow, Monday, October 24, with media availability estimated to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET … media members interested in securing interviews should RSVP with Matt Bodiford [] … the remainder of the team’s training schedule for the week will be disseminated tomorrow.


In tonight’s match, defender Keegan Rosenberry played the full 90 minutes, becoming the only outfield player across Major League Soccer to play every minute of every League match this season … Rosenberry becomes the first-ever League rookie to play a full 3,060 minutes in one season since MLS went to the 34-game regular-season schedule in 2011 … he is the sixth player all-time to do it, joining: Jose Goncalves (NE, 2013), Jalil Anibaba (CHI, 2013), Austin Berry (CHI, 2013), Drew Moor (COL, 2012) and Sebastien Le Toux (PHI, 2011).


Midfielder Eric Ayuk made his first League appearance of the 2016 season with a start tonight … Ayuk played the full 90 minutes, recording two shots, both on target.

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