Sapong vs. Columbus

UNION FACT CHECK: Club enters the week tied for second in Eastern Conference

  • Philadelphia Union will return to MLS action this week when they host Columbus Crew SC.
  • Kick-off for the Union-Crew match is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised on 6abc.
  • Philadelphia enters the week tied for second in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0-0 record and three points after being off this past weekend.
  • In their last contest on March 3, the Union defeated New England 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium.
  • Since May 6, 2017, Philadelphia Union own a record of 11-2-1 at Talen Energy Stadium.
  • During that stretch, the Union have scored two or more goals in 11 of those 14 matches.
  • Also during that run, Philadelphia has allowed just 11 total goals in the 14 match stretch.
  • The Union own a record of 10-3-3 all-time at Talen Energy Stadium when Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin are paired together in the midfield.
  • Philadelphia owns an all-time record of  6-4-0 against Columbus Crew SC at Talen Energy Stadium
  • In Philadelphia’s last five matches against Columbus, the Union own a record of 4-1-0 under Head Coach Jim Curtin.
  • Philadelphia improved to 28-6-9 in home matches under Coach Curtin when the club scores first.
  • Coach Curtin’s .613 winning percentage at Talen Energy Stadium is the highest of any coach in Union history.
  • Fabian Herbers has appeared in 85 total minutes against Columbus in his career and has recorded two goals.
  • Andre Blake is a perfect 2-0-0 all-time against Columbus with a total of nine saves.
  • Blake is just one of two starting goalkeepers in MLS to have not allowed a goal this season.
  • Of the two starting goalkeepers in MLS to have not allowed a goal this season, Blake has recorded the most saves.
  • Philadelphia Union Homegrown Players Auston Trusty and Anthony Fontana each made their club and MLS debuts with starts on March 3.
  • Fontana and Trusty became the second and third players to complete the Union’s “Path to the Pros” by appearing for the Union Academy, Bethlehem Steel FC and the First Team.
  • Derrick Jones was the first player to complete the Path to the Pros for the club.
  • Fontana scored his first career MLS goal which proved to be the game-winner against New England on March 3.

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