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Gazdag sets Union scoring record in 4-1 win over Atlanta

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — Dániel Gazdag made history on Wednesday night. More importantly, he helped the Philadelphia Union to another win.

With Gazdag’s help, the Union defeated the Atlanta United 4-1 at Subaru Park.

Soccer (Photo by Unsplash)

He scored his 17th goal on the season. This helped the Union to remain undefeated at home.

The Philadelphia-based team improved to 16-9-4 on the season. They are now 10-0-5 at home.

Following the win on Wednesday night, the team has clinched a playoff berth.

The Union has now scored the most goals in a season in team history with 61. The previous season’s high was 58.

Atlanta fell to 8-11-9 on the season. This team has just one road win all season.

With the Houston Dynamo defeating LAFC, the Union and LAFC are tied with 57 points in the race for the Supporter’s Shield. This goes to the team with the most points.

LAFC has six games remaining. Union has five games left. If they are tied in points, MLS will then look at wins and goals differential as tiebreakers.

Before the game, Union goalie Andre Blake was recognized for his 200th game with the team. He is the second player in his team’s history to achieve this.

Gazdag is the first Union player to score 17 goals in a season. Plus, he also has 25 goal contributions on the season, according to OptaJack, which is the most ever by a Union player.

Julián Carranza and Mikael Uhre also scored. Late in the game, Nathan Harriel became the first Union right back to score in four years.

The goal by Harriel was his first in MLS.

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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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