Union Fact Check LA Galaxy

UNION FACT CHECK: LA Galaxy

  • Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this Saturday when they play host to Los Angeles Galaxy presented by Dunkin’ Donuts at Talen Energy Stadium.
  • Kick-off for Saturday’s match is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised on PHL17.
  • The Union enter this week with a record of 7-9-3 and 24 points. 
  • Philadelphia sits in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but have played two fewer matches than sixth place Montreal Impact. The Union trail Montreal by three points in the table. 
  • The Union are coming off a thrilling 4-3 victory against Chicago Fire last week. 
  • Andre Blake became the franchise leader in saves with 290 to his name. Blake recorded three saves in the win over Chicago surpassing the previous all-time leader Zac MacMath.
  • Philadelphia beat Chicago on a David Accam 95th minute game-winning goal.
  • Accam’s 95th-minute game-winning goal last week is tied for the latest game-winning goal in Union history. 
  • Accam’s goal earned the number nine slot on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
  • Cory Burke recorded a brace in the victory against Chicago, the first of his MLS career.
  • Burke has recorded four goals this season in three starts this season for the Union. 
  • Ray Gaddis made his 150th Union regular-season start last Wednesday in the win over Chicago.
  • Gaddis became just the second player in team history to reach that milestone.
  • Gaddis joins Brian Carroll, the club’s all-time leader in the category, who has 156 starts. 
  • Haris Medunjanin made his 50th regular-season start, becoming the 21st player in team history to achieve that feat.
  • Last week, MLS announced the roster for the 2018 Homegrown match. Philadelphia Union earned four selections in Auston Trusty, Mark McKenzie, Anthony Fontana and Matt Real. 
  • The Union’s four Homegrown selections are the most for any MLS club this season. 
  • Philadelphia’s four Homegrown selections tie a MLS record for most Homegrown players selected in a Homegrown match for a club.
  • The Union Homegrowns will join the MLS squad as they take on Tigres UANL’s Under-20 Team in the fifth annual MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground.
  • The Homegrown match will be televised on Univision and will be streamed on Twitter.com

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