Union Fact Check 5/7

UNION FACT CHECK: Crew SC & Montreal Impact

  • Philadelphia Union enter this week in a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-4-2 and eight points.
  • The Union return to MLS action with a pair of road matches this week, capping off a three-match in nine day span.
  • Philadelphia will take on Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday and then travel to Canada to square off against Montreal Impact on Saturday.
  • Wednesday’s match will kick-off at 7:30 pm. ET, while Saturday’s match is slated for 3:00 p.m. and both matches will be televised on PHL17.
  • Philadelphia owns an all-time record of 8-11-2 against Columbus Crew SC.
  • This is the second meeting of the season against Columbus as the Union fought to a nil-nil draw at Talen Energy Stadium on March 17, 2018.
  • Under Head Coach Jim Curtin, the club owns a record of 4-1-1 against Columbus in their last six matches.
  • Goalkeeper Andre Blake owns an all-time record of 2-0-1 against Columbus Crew SC with a goals-against average of 0.67
  • The Union own an all-time record of 3-7-6 against Montreal Impact.
  • In five career matches against Montreal, David Accam has recorded two goals and two assists.
  • Since joining the Union, CJ Sapong has played in eight matches against Montreal, scoring two goals and dishing out three assists.
  • Since May 4, 2017, CJ Sapong has scored 14 goals. Since that date when Sapong has recorded a goal for Philadelphia, the club owns a record of 9-0-1.
  • Ray Gaddis made his 140th start as a member of Philadelphia Union on Saturday against Toronto.
  • Gaddis is just one of three players in club history to make 140 or more starts for the Union (Sebastien Le Toux and Brian Carroll).
  • The Union have thrived in the month of May Under Coach Curtin. The Union own a record of 5-2-4 in the month of May in 11 matches dating back to 2016.
  • Le Toux retires as the Union’s all-time leader in nearly every major offensive category.
  • Le Toux recorded 175 games played, 50 goals, 50 assists, 320 shots, 144 shots on goal and 379 corner kicks.
  • With 59 goals and 57 assists across his distinguished MLS career, he is one of just 19 players in the league’s 50-goal, 50-assist club, and one of eight to achieve those milestones for one club.
  • Le Toux first came to Philadelphia as part of the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft and was a part of the club’s inaugural roster.
  • He was a member of the Union’s first-ever starting XI, on March 25, 2010 at Seattle, and he scored the club’s first-ever goal one match later at Lincoln Financial Field vs. D.C. United (April 10, 2010). He would go on to register a hat trick in that contest, one of three in Union history.
  • As part of a stellar first season with Philadelphia (14 goals, 11 assists), Le Toux was named as the Union’s first MLS All-Star and first nominee to the MLS Best XI, Le Toux also became the first and only player to date in Union history to reach double digits in both goals and assists over a single season.
  • Bethlehem Steel earned a 3-1 victory over Richmond Kickers this past Sunday.
  • Union Homegrown Matt Real recorded a goal in the victory.
  • Bethlehem Steel currently owns a record of 2-3-2 in USL.

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