Reasons to Watch: 7/16

Reasons to Watch: Union vs. Orlando City SC

Philadelphia Union return to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action this Wednesday when they play host to Orlando City SC at Talen Energy Stadium in the Quarterfinals. With kick-off for Wednesday’s match set for 7 p.m., we give you three reasons to watch this contest.

Talen Tough in the Open Cup 
The Union have had incredible success in their brief history in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Talen Energy Stadium. Philadelphia owns an all-time record of 17-3-5 in Open Cup matches played at home, while owning a goal-differential of plus 19 in those 25 matches.

Success Behind The Curtin
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin has had a lot of success in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as a player and a coach. As the Manager of the Union, the club owns an all-time record of 13-4 in Open Cup competition. Under Coach Curtin, Philadelphia owns an Open Cup record of 11-2 at Talen Energy Stadium. To top all of that off, Philadelphia has reached the Final Round of the Open Cup twice in club history, both under Coach Curtin. The Union will have their opportunity to make another Open Cup Final run this Wednesday in the Quarterfinal Round.

The Road of Excellent Form
The Union have shown tremendous form this season in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches. The club began the tournament with an impressive 5-0 win in the Fourth Round against Richmond Kickers. The 5-0 victory set a new franchise record for largest margin of victory in an Open Cup match with a 5-0. Philadelphia followed up that performance with a 2-1 win in the Round of 16 against their Eastern Conference rival New York Red Bulls. The Union will look to continue their strong form in Open Cup play against Orlando City on Wednesday.

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