Philadelphia, New England win MLS Next Cups

Philadelphia, New England win MLS Next Cups
by Travis Clark
July 4, 2022

The 2021-22 MLS Next season officially came to a close on Sunday, as the U17 and U19 finals took place in Frisco, Texas.

Check out a mini recap of each game below.

U17: Philly rallies to beat Crew SC

Thanks to goal on either side of the halftime break, Columbus Crew looked in control of the Under-17 MLS Next Cup final.

A penalty from Taha Habroune and an early second half finish from Joshua Bartels had Columbus up 2-0 50 minutes in to the final versus Philadelphia Union.

As he has all season, Marcos Zambrano-Delgado scored some big goals to lead the way. Zambrano-Delgado pulled one back for the Union in the 55th minute, heading home from a corner kick. David Vazquez tied the game.

Six minutes after that, Philadelphia had the lead for good, and Zambrano-Delgado had a brace. One year after a few of these players lost in the U15 final to Real Salt Lake, this time they rallied to win it all.

Philadelphia Union Lineup: Andrew Rick; Francis Westfield, Daniel Krueger, Gavin Wetzel, Luke Martelli; Devon DeCorte, Logan Olivier, Alex Perez, David Vazquez; Marcos Zambrano-Delgado, Christopher (CJ) Olney

Columbus Crew Lineup: Stanislav Lapkes; Ramsey Ray, William King, Jackson Lindimore, Christopher Rogers; Gabriel Cox, Giorgio DeLibera, Taha Habroune; Owen Presthus, Joshua Bartels, Brent Adu-Gyamfi

U19: Revolution hang on against San Francisco Glens

In what was a final hurrah for several players on both teams, the New England Revolution secured a 1-0 victory to win the U19 MLS Next Cup crown.

Georgetown signee Jack Panayotou’s last game at the club level saw him score the winning goal seven minutes into the game. Excellent work down the left win by Triton Beauvois saw him beat the opposing defender to the end line. Beauvois cut the ball back to the penalty spot, and Panayotou slotted home the game's only goal.

While San Francisco had a couple of looks for the equalizer, New England was just as threatening for the rest of the game. Beauvois had a goal called back for a tight offside call, and goalkeeper Lucas Jones kept it a one-goal deficit for the Glens with a handful of impressive saves.

In the end, New England held on to hoist the trophy.

New England Revolution Lineup: Maxwell Weinstein; Steban Betancur, Dylan Walsh, Jack Burkhardt, Zachary Sardi-Santos; Brandonn Bueno, Jack Panayotou, Gabriel Chavez; Olger Escobar, Isaie Louis, Triton Beauvois

San Francisco Glens Lineup: Lucas Jones; Reynaldo Acosta, Barry Cahalane, Matthew Duggan, Jonathan Locala; Kian Jones, Kol Bassuk, Angel Iniguez; Kamran Mojabi, Anthony Guzman, Kevin Rodriguez Andrade

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