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Union defeats Querétaro 5-1 in Leagues Cup action

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

CHESTER, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union has advanced in the Leagues Cup tournament. They defeated Querétaro F.C. 5-1 on Wednesday night at Subaru Park.

With the win, the Union has advanced to the Round of 32 in the tournament. At the time of publication, no game time or opponent has been determined.

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“We’ve been defending the home field really well. We’re a strong team here, as our record will show over the last, you know, 40-50 games or whatever it might be,” Union head coach Jim Curtin said. “We’re one of the top seeds in this tournament, which we’ve earned from last season.”

The Union will find out their next opponent on Sunday night. That’s when it will be announced following the winner of the Querétaro F.C. and Club Tijuana. This game will be played on Sunday at 7:30 pm.

Their next Leagues Cup game will be on Thursday, August 3rd.

Dániel Gazdag scored a hat trick in the contest. He first scored in the 30th minute.

Then he scored on the 39th minute via a penalty kick. In the second half, he scored his third goal on a penalty kick.

Nathan Harriel scored for the Union in the 43rd minute. Jack McGlynn also added a goal in the 89th minute.

Querétaro F.C.’s lone goal came from Raúl Sandoval in the 84th minute.

“I’ll just say it’s a lot harder than these guys have made it look against really good Liga MX sides,” Curtain said.

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Anthony Caruso III
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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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