For the last game of the season on October 22, 2017, the Philadelphia Union surprised even its most ardent fans with a goal-infused victory over Orlando. The romp made up for the frustrations of a year that promised far more for the Union’s followers than the MLS Table showed.
C.J. Sapong, whose two goals in the game broke the Union’s single season scoring record at 16.
The Union’s Richie Marchez with a clean slide tackle against Orlando’s Carlos Rivas.
The Union’s Haris Medunjanin keeping apace with Orlando’s Richie Laryea.
It is hard to keep up when Fafa Picault, who also scored twice, is off to the races.
The Union’s Chris Pontius heads the ball as the often-disbursed blue and gold scoring dust eclipses visibility.
The Union’s ever-wily Ilsinho, who also scored two, follows step for step with Orlando’s Antonio Nocerino.
Orlando’s Earl Edwards Jr. had a challenging evening in goal.
But the night belonged to the retiring Brian Carroll, who played the entire second half.
Orlando Coach Jason Kreis tries to explain the game result to the media.