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Union advance in Leagues Cup action with PK win over NYRB

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union have advanced via the penalty kicks in their last two Leagues Cup games. This time, they defeated the New York Red Bulls.

At the end of regulation, the game was tied 1-1. However, the Union won 4-3 in penalty kicks at Subaru Park.

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The Union also defeated the D.C. United to advance to this leg of the Leagues Cup tournament on penalty kicks, as well.

The game was postponed one night. These two teams were initially scheduled to play on Monday night.

However, due to inclement weather and potential tornado warnings, the game was postponed a night.

With the win, the Union play Querétaro for the second time in the tournament. They previously won 5-1 against this Mexican team.

This will be their third game at Subaru Park. Since their loss to the Union, Querétaro has been undefeated in the tournament, including a 1-0 win over Club Tijuana at Subaru Park.

New York Red Bulls have dropped their last 11 games against the Union. Yet, the team jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Omir Fernandez scored.

In the second half, the Union got on the board when Nathan Harriel scored on a corner kick. Harriel headed the ball into the back of the net.

Then in the extra stanza, the Union advanced with their four penalty kick makes. It came down to the fifth and final attempt for the Union to advance when Jesús Bueno converted the PK.

Bruno also came up clutch in the sixth round of PK’s against D.C. United.

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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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