The last time Orlando City SC visited Talen Energy Stadium, the fans in attendance witnessed multiple records set by Philadelphia Union as well as individual records. The club cruised to a 6-1 victory in the 2017 season finale and as Orlando returns to Philadelphia for the first time in 2018 we take a look back at the records broken on that memorable day.
The attacking midfielders got the party started for Philadelphia as Ilsinho and Fafa Picault scored two goals in the opening six minutes of play. That sequence was the second-fastest duo of goals to open a match in Philadelphia Union history.
Not be outdone, it was the man up top CJ Sapong who also found himself in the mix. The Union striker was able to find the back of the net in the first half which proved to be his 15th goal of the campaign.
With that goal, Sapong became the all-time single-season scoring champ for the Union passing Sebastien Le Toux. Sapong added to his total in the 74th minute, finishing the year with 16 goals and the single-season leader in club history for goals scored in a season.
As a club, it was a day to remember on the offensive side of the ball. The Union finished the first 45 minutes of the match with a four-nil lead over Orlando. The four goals scored by Philadelphia set a club record for most goals scored in a single half in team history.
Despite having a big lead at halftime, the Union weren’t done with the scoring. Philadelphia tied their all-time high for goals in a match with six goals. The Union also set a new club record for assists in a match with six.
The Union put the icing on the cake, as the 6-1 win over Orlando last October was the largest margin of victory for Philadelphia in club history. As the Union get ready for the prime time match against Orlando, they’ll hope to replicate that magic from last season on Friday night.