For the second time in 2022, Philadelphia Union racked up the goals and clean sheets against their I-95 rivals with a 6-0 win on Saturday night. The match led to numerous rewrites of not only the Union record book but Major League Soccer's as well. Check out some of the biggest ones below!
Two Julian Carranza Hat Tricks
Forward Julian Carranza stole the stoplight with his second hat trick of the season, scoring goals in the 47th, 70th and 74th minute of play. With the hat trick on Saturday night, Carranza became the first player in Union history to record multiple hat tricks in a career, let alone a single season.
Both of Carranza's hat tricks came against D.C. United, making him the second player in MLS history to score two hat tricks agains the same team in a single season. The Argentinian joins Cobi Jones who notched a pair of three-goal performance against Colorado in 1998.
The Boys in Blue were led by their three-headed offensive attack against D.C. United and all three found the back of the net as well. With the goals, the Union trio of Dániel Gazdaz (12), Julian Carranza (12) and Mikael Uhre (9) are the only trio of teammates with at least nine goals each this league season. It is also the first time in Union history that the club has had three players score nine or more goals in the same season.
Philadelphia Union are the second team in MLS history to score six or more goals against the same opponent twice with the 7-0 scoreline back on July 8th. The Union join the LA Galaxy who did so against Colorado in 1998 but in four meetings.
11 Clean Sheets
The Union defense anchored by goalkeeper Andre Blake registered is 11th clean sheet of the season, one behind the Union's single-season record set last season and in 2013.
13 to 0
Philly outscored D.C. United, 13-0, in two meetings this season which is. the new MLS single-season record for the the largest goal difference by one team against another. The previous match was a +10 goal differential done by multiple teams.
With a goal and assist in the first half, Dániel Gazdag became the fourth player in Union history to produce at least 20 goal contributions in a single season, and the first since Borek Dockal (23) in 2018.