Friday night in the nation’s capital was a sight for sore eyes for Philadelphia Union fans. The Boys in Blue and Gold seem to have gotten back on track in a big way with a convincing 7-0 win over DC United. It’s only the 12th time in MLS history that a team scored 7 times in a match. The Union united in their win over DC.
Bedoya and Uhre netted 2 a piece which was accompanied by solid midfield play and excellent defense by the likes of the MLS midseason Defender of the Year Jack Elliot and his partner at Center Back Jakub Glesnes. Goalkeeper Andre Blake made some amazing saves in the second half to keep the clean sheet. The big spot of the match was Julian Carranza. This is his first-ever brace and hat trick with a beauty of a bicycle kick for his second of the match.
With the 3 points earned in DC, the Union keep themselves in a close fight for first place in the Eastern Conference with teams like New York Red Bull and NYCFC. This was a much-needed win for a club that leads the league with 9 draws. This was also the first match without forward Sergio Santos as he was traded to FC Cincinnati early Friday.
Hopefully, confidence in the finish has been found. Hopefully, the Union can start gathering some much-needed points in a conference table. In the conference 1st and 8th spots are only separated by 8 points. The focus now shifts to Miami as the Union faces Inter Miami on Wednesday at 8 pm. Make sure to tune in to The Attacking Third this Tuesday at 9 pm. Austin and Gus go in-depth about the DC United match and give their predictions about the match on Wednesday at Inter Miami. The Union united in win over DC, can they do it in Miami?