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The Union reserves were impressive in their 4–2 win over New England reserves on Monday morning. Josue Martinez scored two while Antoine Hoppenot and Cristhian Hernandez each had a goal. New England scored first from a Kenny Mansally penalty kick when Chase Harrison leveled Blake Brettschneider early in the first half. Mansally scored New England’s second goal in what amounted to be the last play of the game.
Starting for the Union was Chase Harrison, Jimmy McLaughlin, Raymon Gaddis, Greg Jordan, Cristhian Hernandez, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Roger Torres, Zach Pfeffer, Josue Martinez and Antoine Hoppenot. When Roger Torres left due to a knee injury midway through the first half, Chandler Hoffman came on with Pfeffer moving into the middle. During the second half, Martinez was replaced by academy player Darius Madison and McInerney by Keegan Rosenberry.
Union reserve team coach Brendan Burke said of the play, “I thought for our first time out, the first time as a group, I couldn’t be much happier with how they played.”
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