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Union, FC Dallas play to a 1-1 draw after Leagues Cup postponement

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

CHESTER, Pa. — Philadelphia and Dallas teams hate each other. And we saw that again on Wednesday night despite the game being soccer.

The Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas had a 1-1 draw at Subaru Park. There was very chippy play throughout with the two sides.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Quinn Sullivan celebrates after scoring a goal to go up 1-0 against FC Dallas
Quinn Sullivan celebrates after scoring a goal to go up 1-0 against FC Dallas (Photo by the Philadelphia Union)

This game was originally scheduled to be played on August 20th. However, due to the Union’s success in the Leagues Cup tournament, the game had to be moved.

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The Union finished third in the Leagues Cup tournament. On August 19th, in the third-place game, the Union defeated C.F. Monterrey.

This was the 17th meeting all-time between the two MLS teams. It is the sixth draw overall.

FC Dallas has won nine games in the series. The Union has just two wins.

It is the fifth draw at home for the Union this season. FC Dallas also has five draws with this draw on the road on the year.

FC Dallas has a commanding lead over the Union in their series like the Dallas Cowboys have over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. In 128 meetings, the Cowboys lead the all-time series 73-55.

The Cowboys are 70-54 overall. They also hold a 3-1 postseason record.

The Union is currently in third place in the Eastern Conference with 50 points. They are just one point out of second place, as Orlando City has 51 points.

The 2022 Eastern Conference Champions will have their final four games determine their seeding in the playoffs. All four teams that they face are currently fourth through seventh in the Eastern Conference.

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On September 30th, they face the Columbus Crew. Then, on October 4th, they face the Atlanta United at home.

Several days later, the Union host Nashville SC at home. Their final regular season game will come against the New England Revolution on “Decision Day” on October 21st.

FC Dallas has a slim chance to make the postseason. They will need help to make it in as they are currently six points behind the eighth spot in the San Jose Earthquakes.

On September 30th, FC Dallas plays the Houston Dynamo. Then, the team plays the Colorado Rapids on October 4th.

On October 7th, the team plays the Earthquakes. Their regular season concludes with the LA Galaxy on October 21st.

The Union got on the board first in this game. Quinn Sullivan scored in the 25th minute, past FC Dallas goaltender Maarten Paes.

Later in the first half, FC Dallas tied the game. Alan Velasco scored past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake in the 36th minute.

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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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