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Union win 2022 Eastern Conference Championship

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union are the 2022 Eastern Conference Champions. The Union concluded their season with 67 points.

The Union defeated Toronto FC 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Subaru Park. Philadelphia remained undefeated at home this season with the win.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Daniel Gazdag celebrates with Leon Flach following the penalty kick against Toronto FC
Daniel Gazdag celebrates with Leon Flach following the penalty kick against Toronto FC (Photo by Philadelphia Union/Instagram)

Philadelphia gave up just 26 goals in the regular season. That was the fewest goals allowed in MLS history in a season.

On MLS Decision Day, the Union clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Plus, they received a first-round bye.

The Union will play the winner of the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati game at home in the Conference Semifinals. The date and time of the contest will be announced at a later date with the game being held at Subaru Park.

This is the second time the Union has won the Eastern Conference since the team began playing in 2010. Their first Eastern Conference Championship came in 2020.

Daniel Gazdag scored a hat trick in the contest. He scored his first goal in the first half. He added two goals, including a penalty kick, in the second half.

The penalty kick goal was the seventh time that he scored in that fashion this season. He concluded his season with 22 goals.

Mikael Uhre also scored for the Union in the first half.

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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 sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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