After a resounding 6-0 win on Saturday night, Philadelphia Union racked up three spots in Major League Soccer's Team of the Week honors with Mikael Uhre, Alejandro Bedoya and Jakob Glesnes acknowledged for their individual contributions to the dominant victory.
Team Captain Alejandro Bedoya continued to have his best season with the Boys in Blue as he contributed three assists on Saturday night. Bedoya's accomplishment tied the Union's single-game record for assists in a match and helped him become just the fifth player in club history to notch 25 assists as a Union player. The midfielder set up the opening goal of the contest in the 23rd minute, pushing a pass into the box which Daniel Gazdag finished off. In the second half, Bedoya contributed on back-to-back early goals finding Uhre in the 48th with a perfectly timed volley over the Dynamo defense and then linking up with Julian Carranza in the 55th minute of play.
Uhre makes the MLS Team of the Week for the first time in his career after bagging his second multi-goal effort of the season. Uhre made it a three-goal advantage with a strong run into the box to finish off a cross from right back Olivier Mbaizo in first half stoppage time. Three minutes after the break, he timed his run well against a Houston offside trap to get a breakaway against the goalkeeper. Uhre's brace gives the Danish forward eight goals in just 867 minutes this season.
For the second-consecutive week, Glesnes holds down a spot in the weekly league team after leading the Union to its second straight shutout. The Norwegian center back led the backline with three tackles and three clearances and had 98% passing accuracy to jumpstart Philly's back to front attack.
The Union wrapped up July unbeaten and have won their last five matches to tie the club record that was established earlier this season. The Eastern Conference leaders kick off a busy August on the road at FC Cincinnati on Saturday, August 6th with kick off set for 7:30 p.m. ET on PHL17 and PhiladelphiaUnion.com.