The lucky seven

The evening was too long for DC United, which had a very difficult ride to Subaru Park on Friday night. Totally unleashed, the Philadelphia Union destroyed their opponent today 7 to 0.

The hosts equaled a MLS record by winning the match by seven goals. The feat has been achieved four times, including by Atlanta United in the New England Revolution in 2017.

The five goals scored by Al Ittihad before the end of the first half is also a sign to beat at the Garber circuit, which four teams have achieved before. Alejandro Bedoya and Julian Carranza also shook the strings twice in the first 45 minutes, while Mikael Ori Santih added in added time.

The Dane also hit the goal for the second time in the 59th minute, while Carranza completed a hat-trick in the 72nd minute.

Philadelphia’s players hit 11 out of 24 shots in the game, while DC United knocked on the door only three times. The representatives of the United States capital have won only one of their last eight meetings at the MLS.

Ittihad leads the Eastern standings with 33 points, four points behind CF Montreal, who still has a game in hand.

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