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By The Numbers Oct. 4

  • Philadelphia sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with an 11-12-9 record (42 points). A win on Oct. 16 vs. Orlando City will clinch a playoff spot.
  • Philadelphia has scored the third most goals in the Eastern Conference with 52, (fourth in all of MLS). Only NYCFC (57), Red Bulls (56) and LA (53) have scored more.
    • The Union’s 52 goals this season are the most all-time in club history for goals scored in a season.
  • Chris Pontius leads the club with 12 goals which is tied for third most in a season in club history. Sebastien Le Toux recorded 14 goals in 2010.
  • Pontius’ 12 goals tie a career high (12 set in 2012). Pontius also earned his sixth assist of the season setting a new career-high. He’s also set new personal highs in games played (32), games started (31) and minutes played (2,503).
  • No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft Fabian Herbers recorded his third professional goal on Saturday. Herbers has now recorded a goal or assist in a career-high  4 consecutive MLS matches. His seven assists leads the club, he also leads all rookies in assists.
  • MLS All-Star and Rookie of the Year candidate Keegan Rosenberry is the only field player in MLS to play every minute this season logging 2,880 minutes.
  • Richie Marquez is second in MLS trailing only Rosenberry in minutes played with 2,790. Marquez has played every minute, making 31 consecutive starts after not appearing in the season opener against FC Dallas.
  • Philadelphia is the only team in MLS this season that has yet to concede a goal via PK (all other teams have allowed 2+ PK goals).

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