Philadelphia Union Dominate 5-0, Move to First Place and Make a Statement
The Philadelphia Union took the field tonight in arguably one of their most important games in club history. First place in Eastern was on the line as Toronto FC came to town.
From the start, the Union was dominant, and in the 27th minute, the Union struck first. Defender Kai Wagner whipped in a ball right onto Sergio Santos’s head for the goal.
It didn’t take long for the Union to score again. In the 33rd minute, Mark Mackenzie scored on a corner kick. The Union were up 2-0 against one of the best teams in the MLS.
The Union played their most dominant half of soccer so far this season, and they did it when it mattered most.
It only took minutes for the Union to start scoring again. In the 56th minute, Jamiro Monteiro shot an absolute laser into the top left corner to increase the lead to 3-0.
The goals kept on coming, as the Union continued to put on a clinic against Toronto. In the 63rd minute, Sergio Santos scored his second goal of the night. Wagner again put another beautiful cross in and Santos slotted it home making the lead 4-0.
Just when you thought the game was all but over, Sergio Santos decided to get himself a hat trick five minutes later. In the 68th minute, the Union homegrown star Brendan Aaronson took the ball down the wing and sent a perfect cross to Santos for his third goal of the night.
The Union won the game in absolutely commanding fashion, beating Toronto FC 5-0, and are now sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference. You couldn’t have asked for a better performance from the Union, and they definitely made a name for themself tonight.
The Union plays again on Wednesday against the Chicago Fire as they look to end their regular season strong in first place of the Eastern Conference.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union
[…] Following their dominant 5-0 victory over Toronto, The Union had six total members on the MLS Team of the Week alongside teammates Kai Wagner, Andre Blake, and head coach Jim Curtin. Jose Martinez and Kacper Przybylko made the bench as well. […]