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Union 2, Wrexham AFC play to a 1-1 draw

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union and Wrexham AFC had agreed to do an international friendly for nearly 3 years. The two teams finally played the game.

The exhibition saw the two teams play to a 1-1 between Wrexham AFC and Philadelphia Union 2 at Subaru Park.

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This was Wrexham AFC’s final stop in their United States tour. The team has a 4 am local time flight back to London. Then, they were scheduled to take a bus back to Wales.

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This was the final stop in a four-game schedule that began on July 19th in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The USA Invasion tour began with a game against Chelsea.

Several days later, they faced the LA Galaxy II on July 22nd. Then, three days later, they faced Manchester United in San Diego, California.

Wrexham AFC was at one point scheduled to play the Philadelphia Union, the top-tier team. However, the team played their second-level team.

At halftime, a severe thunderstorm pushed back the second half. In fact, there was some chatter that the game would be abandoned.

However, eventually, around 11 pm local time, after about a two-hour break in the action, the second half would be played. The contest ended around midnight.

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Wrexham AFC got on the board first. That’s when Tom O’Connor put the visitors up 1-0.

Then, Union 2 player Jeremy Rafanello scored to tie the game at 1-1. Neither team scored in the second half.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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