Philadelphia Union are coming off a 3-2 win against their Eastern Conference rival D.C. United this past Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. With the offense clicking on all cylinders, we share with you how the pundits around the country felt about the club’s victory in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.
The Union jumped two spots to number 16 in ESPNFC’s Power Rankings. For Philadelphia, this is the highest ranking they saw this week and the folks from ESPN took note of the club’s offensive output:
“The solution to the Union's inability to score goals arrived in Chester in the form of a poor D.C. United defense. Philadelphia's three-goal output doubled the club's total for the season.”.
Philadelphia leaped the furthest in the eyes of the league. MLSsoccer.com have the Union slotted in the number 17 spot, improving five positions from last week. Here is what the staff had to say about the output from the Union over the weekend against D.C. United:
“Both teams desperately need a win here!" clash, the Union come back to beat D.C. United. It's just one game, against the team with the toughest schedule this season, but there's green shoots for a Philly attack that needs more goals.”
Soccer America: 18
The Union check in at number 18 in Soccer America’s Power Rankings after their offensive explosion on Saturday. Soccer America gave praise for the Union attack in their analysis:
“Newcomer Borek Dockal atoned for a few lackluster displays by roofing the winner in the 72nd minute and the Union showed some resolve by nailing down the three points. Earlier goals by Ilsinho and C.J. Sapong offer some optimism on the attacking side.”
The Union will look to keep moving up the Power Rankings charts when they take on Toronto at BMO Field on Friday night.