The Union celebrated its U Thank U match in a big way with a 2-0 win against the defending MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC. The result was just one way the organization said "thank you" to its fans. Here are all the activities from U Thank U.
U Thank U Playlist
Before the match, the Union held a fan submission and vote for what to listen to before the match. The Union took those fan submissions, and had fans vote on three distinct playlists. The winner was U Thank U - Philly, which featured artists or songs about or from Philadelphia. On gameday, fans were treated to artists including the Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, the Wonder Years, Grayscale and Chiddy Bang.
U Thank U Grass Cut
Another aspect of the match fans were able to vote on was the cut of the Talen Energy Stadium grass. Fans ultimately selected a checkered pattern, and the grass was immaculate. On national television, Talen Energy Stadium looked pristine, and the Union faithful had a hand in that.
Random Acts of Kindness
Throughout the match, Union representatives were walking throughout the concourse, handing out giveaways as part of the team's U Thank U. Fans received autographed player cards, merchandise and food vouchers, autographed items, and more. The Union also gave out free food and other giveaways to fans who came out to tailgate early, courtesy of ACME, Herr's, Musselman's, Premio and Bimbo Products.