Juan Fernando Caicedo vs. Philadelphia Union
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Recap | Revs continue road swing with 6-1 loss to Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The New England Revolution (2-7-2, 8 pts.) fell to the Philadelphia Union (6-3-2, 20 pts.), 6-1, at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday evening. The Union opened the scoring in the 11th minute, but the Revs leveled the game after Juan Fernando Caicedo scored in the 35th minute off of an Edgar Castillo assist—his first helper of the season. The Union then scored five second-half goals to down the Revolution.

Forward Juan Fernando Caicedo made his fourth MLS start and scored his third goal in two games. The Colombian striker played 90 minutes, tallied three shots, and is now tied with midfielder Carles Gil with a team-leading three goals. 

Meanwhile, rookie DeJuan Jones made his fifth career MLS start in the midfield, playing 65 minutes. Canadian International and rookie forward Tajon Buchanan made his second MLS start, playing 90 minutes and totaling four shots in tonight’s game. 

New England returns to action this Wednesday, May 8, when it concludes its current three-game road swing against the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium in the clubs' first of two matchups this season. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

New England Revolution 1, Philadelphia Union 6
May 4, 2019 – Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)

Revs Fall to Philadelphia Union, 6-1

  • The Revolution fell to the Philadelphia Union, 6-1, on Saturday, setting the club’s record at 2-7-2 (8 pts.) through 11 games of the 2019 MLS season.
  • New England's all-time record against Philadelphia moves to 6-14-4, including a 3-9-2 mark in regular season matches played at Talen Energy Stadium.

Juan Fernando Caicedo Continues to Capitalize

  • Forward Juan Fernando Caicedo made his fourth MLS start in tonight’s match, playing 90 minutes, and scoring his third goal in two games.
  • Caicedo is now tied with midfielder Carles Gil with a team-leading three goals. He made a team-high three key passes in tonight’s loss.
  • The Revolution acquired the Colombian forward on loan from Independiente Medellín on Dec. 20, 2018 using Targeted Allocation Money.

Rookies Jones and Buchanan Continue to See Pitch

  • Midfielder DeJuan Jones made his fifth MLS start in tonight’s loss in Philadelphia. Jones played 65 minutes, totaling seven duels at Talen Energy Stadium after scoring his first career goal last week in Kansas City.
  • Forward Tajon Buchanan made his second MLS start in tonight’s game. The 20-year-old racked up four shots in 90 minutes of play after tallying his first career assist in last week’s draw at Sporting Kansas City.
  • Both Buchanan and Jones were drafted with the 9th and 11th picks, respectively, in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Revs Record 11 First-Half Shots 

  • In tonight’s game, the Revolution totaled 11 shots in the first half of play, including Juan Fernando Caicedo’s 35th-minute strike.
  • Eleven shots is tied for the most by any MLS team this year in a game’s opening half, and tied for the second most by a team in any one half this season. 

Revolution Starting XI Sees Two Changes

  • The Revolution's starting lineup saw two changes from last weekend's match at Sporting Kansas City, as Michael Mancienne replaced Jalil Anibaba, and Luis Caicedo replaced Brandon Bye.
  • Both Anibaba and Bye were suspended from tonight’s match after receiving red cards against Sporting Kansas City last week.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson (AR1), Ian McKay (AR2)
Fourth Official: Marcos DeOliveira
Video Assistant Referee: Sorin Stoica
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Robert Schaap
Weather: 70° and Cloudy
Attendance: 15,565

Scoring Summary:
PHI – Jack Elliott 1 (Haris Medunjanin 3) 11'
NE – Juan Fernando Caicedo 3 (Edgar Castillo 1) 35'
PHI – Ilsinho 2 (Jamiro Monteiro 2) 47'
PHI – Sergio Santos 1 (Kai Wagner 3, Haris Medunjanin 4) 69'
PHI – Sergio Santos 2 (Unassisted) 74’
PHI – Kacper Przybylko 3 (Alejandro Bedoya 1, Ilsinho 3) 82’
PHI – David Accam 4 (Unassisted) 88’

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Juan Fernando Caicedo (Yellow Card – Not Retreating) 13'
PHI – Jack Elliott (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 24’
PHI – Fafa Picault (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 63’
PHI – Ilsinho (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 77’

New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Edgar Castillo (Teal Bunbury 75’), Andrew Farrell, Michael Mancienne ©, Luis Caicedo; Scott Caldwell, DeJuan Jones (Cristian Penilla 65’), Carles Gil, Tajon Buchanan; Juan Fernando Caicedo, Juan Agudelo

Substitutes Not Used: Matt Turner, Justin Rennicks, Diego Fagundez, Brian Wright, Wilfried Zahibo

Philadelphia Union: Carlos Coronel; Kai Wagner, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Raymon Gaddis; Jamiro Monteiro (David Accam 85’), Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya ©, Brenden Aaronson (Ilsinho 36’); Fafa Picault (Sergio Santos 64’), Kacper Przybylko

Substitutes Not Used: Charlie Lyon, Olivier Mbaizo, Aurélien Collin, Warren Creavalle

New England Revolution

Team Statistics

Philadelphia Union

16 (4)

Shots (on Target)

19 (15)

9

Saves

3

3

Corner Kicks

4

1

Offsides

2

12

Fouls

20

305 (77%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

537 (84%)

37.3%

Possession

62.7%