2017 Preseason v. Philadelphia Lucho

2017 Preseason Recap: United v. Philadelphia Union

United wrapped up preseason with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In their first game in the newly unveiled 2017 secondary kits, the Black-and-Red took an early lead in the first half, netting three goals in 10 minutes, to finish the half with a 3-0 lead.

Patrick Nyarko broke the deadlock in the 14th minute after he beat a defender in the box and slotted it past Union goalkeeper, Andre Blake. Jared Jeffrey then added a second goal in the 21st minute when Luciano Acosta crossed a ball into the six yard box that Jeffrey flicked into the far corner.

After putting pen to paper on a new multi-year deal on Feb. 21, forward Patrick Mullins scored United’s final goal three minutes later with a spectacular effort from 25 yards out. The 24-year-old beat the defender and curled the ball into the top left corner with a left-footed strike.

Philadelphia had a late rally when Oguchi Onyewu scored in the 51st minute and Marcus Epps added a second in the 86th but the Black-and-Red defense held on to preserve the win. The victory took United’s 2017 preseason record to 4-1-1; scoring 18 and conceding nine.

United return home Sunday and will spend the week training in preparation for their season opener against Sporting Kansas City at 7:00 PM on Mar. 4 at RFK Stadium.

Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET on NewsChannel8 in Washington, D.C.


Starting XI: Hamid; Kemp, Franklin, Birnbaum, DeLeon; Sarvas; Nyarko, Jeffrey, Acosta, Sam; Mullins

Scoring Summary 

Team Player Minute
D.C. United Patrick Nyarko 14'
D.C. United Jared Jeffrey 21'
D.C. United Patrick Mullins 24'
Philadelphia Union Oguchi Onyewu  51'
Philadelphia Union Marcus Epps 86'


Team Player IN Player OUT Minute
Philadelphia Union CJ Sapong Jay Simpson 46'
D.C. United Ian Harkes Luciano Acosta 58'
Philadelphia Union Aaron Jones Fabian Herbers 62'
Philadelphia Union Marcus Epps Chris Pontius  75'
D.C. United Rob Vincent Marcelo Sarvas 76'
D.C. United Maxim Tissot Patrick Nyarko 76'
D.C. United José Ortiz Lloyd Sam 83'