Philadelphia Union will face Club America in the second leg of the ScotiaBank Concacaf Champions League semifinals Wednesday night at Subaru Park. The last time the Union faced this powerhouse in the Azteca in Mexico City, the first goal came from Richard Sanchez off of a deflection and it raised the energy of the match instantly. The second goal came from a penalty kick from Emanuel Aguilera after Jose Martinez slid in at the top of the box and was called for a foul on Sanchez. Although the Union continued to push for an away goal until the final whistle, they return to Subaru Park needing a 3-0 win to guarantee a spot in the SCCL final.
If both teams are even on goals and tiebreakers after Wednesday night’s match, they will go straight to penalty kicks.
Club America is the number one club in LigaMX, boasting seven Concacaf titles. Furthermore, this is not a team that points to its history rather than its present. They have yet to lose a game in any match this year, and most recently spent 90 minutes peppering the Mazatlan FC goal with 21 shots on frame en route to a 2-0 win.
Philly will be rested, but Club America will come to town as the most in-form side in North America. Once the whistle blows, though, form matters less than intensity and belief. With their city behind them, the Union will look to meet their biggest challenge head on.
It all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. ET on September 15 from Subaru Park. Very few tickets remain but you won’t want to miss this experience so grab yours now or tune in on FS1!