Union to host D.C. United in Leagues Cup Round of 32

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The Boys in Blue, also known as the Philadelphia Union, achieved impressive results in the group stage of the Leagues Cup. They dominated their group with strong performances, starting off with a 3-1 victory against Club Tijuana, thanks to two goals from Julian Carranza. They continued their winning streak with midfielder Daniel Gazdag’s remarkable hat trick, leading the Union to a convincing 5-1 win over Queretaro, securing their position as the top team in East Group 1.

On the other hand, D.C. United enters the match as the runners-up in East Group 2. They suffered a 3-0 defeat against Pumas UNAM on their home ground, in front of their own fans. Pumas UNAM quickly opened the scoring in just six minutes and doubled their lead shortly before halftime. The visitors sealed their victory with a difficult goal from a tight angle in the 52nd minute. Despite this setback, D.C. United began their Leagues Cup journey with a 1-0 away victory against CF Montreal, with forward Erik Hurtado coming off the bench and scoring the winning goal just four minutes after entering the pitch.

The upcoming match on Thursday will be the second encounter between these two Eastern Conference rivals in the 2023 season. Their previous meeting in mid-May resulted in a scoreless draw at Subaru Park.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets now to witness this exciting match. The Boys in Blue are eager to continue their success in the knockout rounds and strive to lift the first-ever Leagues Cup trophy. Don’t miss this opportunity to support your team and enjoy a thrilling contest.

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