Philadelphia Union can’t stop winning, doing so by emphatic margins too.
Last weekend, Jim Curtin’s men demolished the league’s bottom club D.C. United 6-0 at Audi Field.
Mikael Uhre, Dániel Gazdag and Cory Burke all scoring in the capital, while Julián Carranza bagged a hat-trick.
This means the Union have won three times by 6+ goals this season, equaling SKC’s single-season record, with all of these victories coming in their last nine games.
Specifically, against DC, Philly have beaten them 13-0 across the two games, the largest aggregate victory in a single MLS season.
Also, Carranza is just the second player in MLS to score a hat-trick home and away against the same opponent, after Cobi Jones against Colorado in 1998.
More importantly, having won seven of their last nine, the Union remain five points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference.
So, a daunting prospect for the aforementioned Colorado Rapids, who were thwarted by a last-gasp goal a week ago.
Lalas Abubakar gave them the lead at home to Houston Dynamo, only for the Texans to equalise with a 96th minute penalty.
This means Robin Fraser’s team are now winless in three, dropping down to 11th in the west, but just two points below the play-off line.
Having seen their team score 21 goals in their last five home matches, the support at Subaru Park will expect another Philadelphia victory.