The lucky seven for the Union

Lucky Seven for Union


It was a very long evening for D.C. United, who had a very difficult trip to the lawn at Subaru Park on Friday evening. The Philadelphia Union, completely unleashed, destroyed their opponent of the day 7-0. 

The local team tied a Major League Soccer record ( MLS) by winning this game by a margin of seven goals. This feat had been achieved four times, including by Atlanta United against the New England Revolution in 2017. 

The Union's five goals before half-time is also a mark to beat the Garber circuit, which four teams had achieved before. Alejandro Bedoya and Julien Carranza also shook the strings twice in the first 45 minutes, while Mikael Uhre added his two cents in stoppage time.

The Dane also hit the target a second time, in the 59th minute, while Carranza completed his hat-trick in the 72nd.

Philadelphia players hit 11 of their 24 shots in that game, while D.C. knocked on the door only three times. The representatives of the capital of the United States have won only one of their last eight meetings in MLS.

The Union occupies the top of the standings of the Eastern Conference with 33 points, four more than CF Montreal, which still has a game in hand.