Contributed by Steven Torres
New York City FC (NYCFC) dropped a 2:0 league encounter to hosts Philadelphia Union, before a crowd of 17,594, at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. on Saturday evening.
After a scoreless first half, the Union got on the board in the 57th minute with a tally from Jamaican international forward Cory Burke off an assist from Czech Republic international midfielder Borek Dockal.
Brazilian international midfielder Ilsinho, who came in as a substitute in the 68th minute, scored eight minutes later to make in 2:0 in favor of Philadelphia.
NYCFC concluded the match with 10 players after Costa Rican international forward Ronald Matarrita, was sent off by referee Fotis Bazakos four minutes into stoppage time, for hard tackle on Union’s Ilsinho.
The loss gives NYCFC a 14-6-5 league record, while the Union improve to 10-11-3.
NYCFC returns to action on Wednesday evening when it hosts another New York Derby against NY Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium.
08.18.2018: Chester, Pa.; Talen Energy Stadium (A: 17594)
PHILADELPHIA UNION - NEW YORK CITY FC 2:0 (0:0)
Cory BURKE 57’; ILSINHO 76’
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake – Raymon Gaddis, Keegan Rosenberry, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliot, Alejandro Bedoya-C, Borek Dockal (88: Warren Creavalle), Haris Medunjanin, David Accam (68: Ilsinho), C.J. Sapong, Cory Burke. Booked: Creavalle 90’
Coach: Jim CURTIN
New York City FC: Sean Johnson – Ben Sweat, Alexander Callens (65: Ronald Matarrita), Maxime Chanot, Anton Tinnerholm, Ebenezer Ofori, Alexander Ring, Maximiliano Moralez, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (83: Rodney Wallace), Jo Inge Berget, David Villa-C (56: Jesus Medina). Booked: Elliot 32’, Sent offs: Matarrita 90’+
Coach: Domenec TORRENT
R: Fotis BAZAKOS
Written by Steven Torres