Picault, Fabián help Union beat Red Bulls 4-3 in extra time
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fabrice-Jean Picault scored and assisted on Marco Fabián’s goal in extra time to help the Philadelphia Union beat New York 4-3 on Sunday and eliminate the Red Bulls from the playoffs.
Fabián came on in the 103rd minute and scored in the 105th when his shot from the left side deflected high off New York’s Marc Rzatkowski into the net.
Third-seeded Philadelphia, which earned the first MLS playoff win in franchise history, will play at No. 2 seed Atlanta in the second round Thursday night.
Josh Sims blasted a right-footer from outside the top of the box to open the scoring in the sixth minute and Tim Parker’s header in the 24th gave the Red Bulls a 2-0 lead. It was the 22-year-old Sims’ first MLS goal.
Kacper Przybylko, whose 15 goals this season are more than twice as many as any other Union player, did not play (foot stress reaction). Philadelphia had 62% possession and outshot the Red Bulls 32-11.