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Gazdag scores hat trick as Union defeats Rapids 6-0

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union defeated the Colorado Rapids for the first time in five years. The Union defeated the Rapids, 6-0, on Saturday night at Subaru Park.

Philadelphia has now won two straight games. The team has scored 12 goals in these games.

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They defeated the Rapids for the third time in franchise history. Their other wins came in 2013 and 2017.

Both teams have a shutout win in the series. Previously, Colorado defeated Philadelphia 3-0.

This is the fourth time that the Union has scored 6+ goals since July. The team defeated D.C. United 7-0 on July 8th for their largest scoring output in a game in franchise history.

The team also defeated the Houston Dynamo 6-0 on July 30th. On August 20th, the Union also defeated D.C. United 6-0.

According to OptaJack, the Union has scored 23 goals in their last five home games. That is the most goals in a five-game stretch at home in MLS history.

The Union improved to 15-4-9 on the season. Philadelphia remains undefeated at home in front of their faithful.

The Rapids fell to 8-11-8 on the season. They are winless in their last four games.

Dániel Gazdag had a hat trick in the game. His second goal came via a penalty kick.

With his hat trick, he is now second in Major League Soccer with 16 goals.

Julián Carranza also scored on a penalty kick. Reserves Cory Burke and Matthew Real scored late in the contest.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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