Union Fact Check 5/21

UNION FACT CHECK: Club to take on New York Red Bulls

  • Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this weekend when they travel to New Jersey to take on New York Red Bulls.
  • Kick-off for Saturday’s road match is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on PHL17.
  • The Union are coming off a 4-1 home win against Real Salt Lake this past weekend.
  • With the win, the Union now own a record of 4-5-2 and 14 points. Philadelphia sits alone in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, just one win shy of the sixth spot.
  • 5.In the contest, Philadelphia set a franchise record with seven total assists. The previous high for assists in a match was six, set in a 6-1 win over Orlando City SC on Oct. 22, 2017.
  • Marcus Epps set a career high by contributing in three goals in Saturday’s match, scoring once and earning assists on two others.
  • Borek Dockal recorded a goal and two assists, setting a new personal MLS career high for most combined goals and assists in a match.
  • Dockal is now the team leader in assists with four, and is in a three-way tie for the team-lead in goals scored.
  • Keegan Rosenberry notched his first goal of the 2018 season in Saturday’s win. Rosenberry is just one goal and one assist shy of tying career highs in both categories.
  • Rosenberry started his 11th match of the season on Saturday night, tying his start total from last season.
  • Ilsinho’s one-goal, one-assist performance in Saturday night’s win was the fifth time in 60 MLS appearances that the Brazilian contributed on two or more goals in a single match.
  • 19-year-old Auston Trusty is just one of four outfield players for Philadelphia to play all 990 minutes this season.
  • The Union are now 3-0-0 this season when scoring the first goal of the match.
  • Under Head Coach Jim Curtin, the Union own an all-time record of 38-11-12 and a .721 winning percentage when scoring the first goal of the match.
  • CJ Sapong has recorded four goals in his last six matches against New York Red Bulls.
  • Andre Blake owns an all-time goals-against average of 1.86 against New York Red Bulls.
  • Last season against New York Red Bulls, Blake owned a 1-1-1 record and a 0.67 goals against average, with two shutouts.
  • In his last match against Red Bull, Blake earned an eight-save shutout at Red Bull Arena and was named ESPN’s Man of the Match.
  • Bethlehem Steel earned a 2-1 win over Indianapolis this past weekend, improving their record to 4-4-2 this season.
  • Steel FC has won three of their last four matches and are now fifth in the Eastern Conference.
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