Chester, Pa. – Despite playing a man down, the Philadelphia Union recovered from a one-goal deficit to top their Eastern Conference rivals D.C. United 2-1 in the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night.
The Union went down a man early in the first half as forward C.J. Sapong was shown a straight red card in the 24th minute.
D.C. United capitalized shortly afterwards with a strike from Jairo Arrieta in the 27th minute.
Eric Ayuk equalized in the 56th minute, scoring from Sheanon Williams´ cross. The winning goal came in the 79th minute, with Fabinho scoring a spectacular goal from Cristián Maidana´s assist.
With the win, the Union move to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with the next game set for July 21 or 22.