In a thrilling MLS NEXT Pro Playoff showdown, New England Revolution II emerged victorious against Philadelphia Union II with a final score of 3-2 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, marking the end of Union II’s playoff journey.
New England got off to a strong start, opening the scoring in the 26th minute with a successful penalty kick conversion. The momentum continued into the second half, as they found the back of the net twice more, first in the 54th minute and then again in the 64th minute.
However, Philadelphia Union II fought back valiantly. Defender Juan Castillo made a significant impact in the 78th minute, scoring a left-footed shot to the upper left corner of the net, putting Union II on the scoreboard. Their determination persisted, and in the 82nd minute, midfielder Boubacar Diallo converted a penalty kick, narrowing Union II’s deficit to just one goal.
As the match neared its conclusion, Union II applied relentless pressure in stoppage time but was ultimately unable to find the equalizer they desperately sought.
With this victory, New England Revolution II secured their spot in the next phase of the playoffs, while Philadelphia Union II’s journey in the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs came to an end.
Final Score: New England Revolution II (3) – Philadelphia Union II (2).