Philadelphia Union looks to extend its home unbeaten streak and claim three points as they host Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Kick off from Subaru Park is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with tickets for the Eastern Conference contest still available for purchase. Fans will be able to catch the match a variety of ways with PHL17 on TV, PhiladelphiaUnion.com for streaming that's free for fans within the Philadelphia DMA as well as on the radio via FOX The Gambler which can be accessed by clicking here.
The Boys in Blue enter the contest with a seven-match unbeaten streak across all competitions at Subaru Park after battling for a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire FC. After the visitors netted a goal against the run of play, the Union fought back with free kick blast from Kai Wagner that tied things up heading into the locker rooms. Despite having the man advantage, the Union were unable to break through for the winning goal despite firing 25 shots against the Fire defense.
Wednesday night's match is the first time the two sides have faced off since the Union's rout of Toronto FC in October 2020. That night Sergio Santos became the fourth player in club history to net a hat trick, joining Sebastien Le Toux, Roland Alberg and CJ Sapong. Santos' scoring wasn't the only offense as the Union put a 5-0 shutout that gave the Boys in Blue momentum that carried them to an historic 2020 Supporters' Shield.
After a slow start to the 2021 season that saw Toronto FC make coaching change following a six-match losing streak, the side has found its form and comes into Subaru Park riding a five-match unbeaten streak. The biggest adjustment has been Toronto's defense that has conceded just six goals in those matches compared to seven allowed goals against D.C. United. Omar González helped extend the club's unbeaten streak last time out, scoring his first goal since September 2019, that helped Toronto to a 1-1 draw against Nashville SC on Sunday.