Union Heating Up for Playoff Push

The Philadelphia Union has been on a run of historic proportions over the past two weeks. With back-to-back 6-0 wins against Colorado and DC United. The Union added a 4-1 win over Atlanta and a 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls. All 16 goals added up to the MLS record for most goals scored in a four-game span. The Union’s dominant offense, staunch defense, and top-tier goalkeeping. Have placed this club primed for a deep run in the MLS Cup playoffs. Union heating up for Playoff Push.

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Union Forwards Daniel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre, and Julian Carranza all now have 10 or more goals. This is a first in club history. With his 18th goal of the season, Gazdag has become the Union’s all-time single-season goal-scoring leader. He is also third overall in the league in goals scored. All three forwards are present in the league’s top 15 in goals scored this season. The offense indeed flows through them and because of them. Pair with all of those the fact that Kai Wagner is third in MLS in assists. The 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls gave goalkeeper Andre Blake his league-leading 13th clean sheet (shutout) of the season. Union heating up for Playoff Push.

Although LAFC has a match in hand as the regular season comes to a close. Philadelphia is looking primed to hoist their second Supporter’s Shield in three years. Comparatively, LAFC has the tougher competition to close out their league schedule. Games with at Dallas, at Minnesota, vs Houston, at Portland, and vs Nashville. With only 4 matches remaining vs Orlando, at Atlanta, at Charlotte, vs Toronto. The Union is riding a powerful wave of momentum coming to the end of the MLS regular season. The MLS Cup playoffs are right around the corner. Philadelphia is looking to be the favorite to win it all. Union heating up for Playoff Push.

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Austin Hamell
Austin Hamell

Austin is the host of The Attacking Third (Tuesday nights at 9 pm). His passion for soccer started in the early 2000s because of his brother and father’s influence. He is a dedicated fan of all Philly sports and also is a fan of gaming.

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