Match Preview NYCFC vs Philadelphia

Match Preview: NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union

New York City FC will be hosting Philadelphia Union this Sunday for the last match of the Regular Season. Here’s everything you need to know…

Vital Stats

Match: NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union
Date and Time: Sunday, October 28 at 4:30pm ET
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Referee: Alan Kelly
Last Meeting: NYCFC 0-2 Philadelphia Union, August 18, 2018


Head to Head Record:

Matches: 8
NYCFC Wins: 4
Philadelphia Wins: 3
Draws: 1


Television: YES
Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM (English), WADO 1280 AM (Spanish)
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Gameday Timeline

  • 1:00 PM: Stop by the Fan Fest on River Avenue from 1PM – 3:30PM featuring music, inflatable kick walls, prizes, and gifts from our family of NYCFC partners.
  • 3:00 PM: Doors open to the general public.
    • Stop by the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. for City Beats’ pre and post-match performances.
    • Walk through the stadium gates as soon as possible because upon entering the stadium, fans will have the opportunity to randomly win NYCFC prizes and in-game experiences.
    • Be sure to stop by the Fan Zone, located on the Masterpass® Deck for free hair and face painting, balloon artists, and a GIF station.
  • 4:00 PM: Your Boys in Blue take the pitch for warmups.
  • 4:25 PM: Be in your seats as pre-match ceremonies begin and we announce the Starting XI.
  • 4:37 PM: Have your scarves ready as the Tunnel of Honor leads NYC’s team onto the pitch.
  • 4:40 PM: Join in with Yankee legend, Bernie Williams’ performance of the Star Spangled Banner.
  • 4:43 PM: Get set for kickoff as we ceremoniously set off the smoke stacks.
  • 4:45 PM: Kick-off!

​​​*Stick around post-game for our annual Shirts Off Our Backs ceremony.

MTA Planned Changes

  • Sunday, October 28th, until 1:30PM, Northbound 4 trains will skip 161st-Yankee Stadium.
    • For service during this time, fans should take the 4 to Burnside and transfer to a Manhattan-bound 4 train.
    • The D train will be running normal
  • In addition, between 11:00AM and 1:30PM, Northbound 4 trains will run every 16 minutes instead of the normal 8 minutes.
  • Service will be restored to normal starting at 1:30PM.