The Union face off against Orlando City SC Sunday, with kick-off at 4:00 p.m. ET. Here are just a few reasons you should tune into the match on NBCSP+.
Elusive No. 15
CJ Sapong netted his 14th goal of the season against Chicago Fire on September 23 in the team's 3-1 victory against their Eastern Conference foe. The goal tied him with Sebastien Le Toux for the most goals in a single season by a Union player. Sapong still sits on 14 goals as he heads into game No. 34 of the season. Eleven of his 14 goals have come at Talen Energy Stadium, and he scored the Union's only goal in the two team's last meeting. Sunday's match serves as the last chance for Sapong to earn goal No. 15, and there'd be no better way for him to cap off his career-year than with breaking the Union's single-season goal record.
Thank You BC
Thursday, Brian Carroll announced his retirement from MLS, ending a vastly underrated career. BC ends his career ranking fourth in MLS appearances with 370 (345 starts), is sixth in MLS history in minutes played, and is believed to be the only player in MLS history to win four consecutive Supporters' Shields. He earned eight US Men's National Team caps and won the MLS Cup twice. Sunday's match provides fans the chance to send BC off the right way and witness his final MLS match.
Sunday's match also provides fans the last chance to watch the Union until the 2018 preseason. This year, the Union have seen CJ Sapong break out for a career year, Andre Blake have a better season than his 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year campaign, and Jack Elliott emerge as a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year. The Union won the most home matches in team history, set a record for most consecutive clean sheets and went on a six-game unbeaten streak, one of the longest such streaks in team history. Come on out to watch the Boys in Blue one last time in 2017 as they aim to hit double-digit home wins.