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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Atlanta United

What a night for the Philadelphia Union!

The Boys in Blue clinched their playoff spot on Wednesday night, the first in the Eastern Conference to do so. Individual players also hit milestones during the 4-1 win over Atlanta United, with Kai Wagner passing Haris Medunjanin for second place in most assists for the Union and Daniel Gazdag scoring the most goals for the Union in a single season with six games to go.

Andre Blake was recognized with a framed jersey commemorating his 200th start. Blake joins Ray Gaddis as the only other Union player to hit that mark.

Along with those accomplishments, the Union’s front trio of Gazdag, Julian Carranza, and Mikael Uhre made club history by each hitting the mark of scoring 10 goals in a single season. With other milestones accomplished that night, the Union are putting their stamp on the MLS.

Andre Blake is presented with a jersey commemorating his 200th start with the Philadelphia Union.

 

Jim Curtin walks onto the field past a portrait created by Tyrone Johnson.

 

Mikael Uhre wins the header soon after the opening whistle.

 

Daniel Gazdag busts through the defensive play by Juan José Sánchez Purata.

 

Juan José Sánchez Purata holds Mikael Uhre as he tries to maintain possession of the ball.

 

Kai Wagner sends a ball into the box for the strikers to finish.

 

Alejandro Bedoya takes a shot on goal in the first half.

 

As Julián Carranza lets out a scream while his teammates come over to celebrate his goal.

 

Julián Carranza yells out of happiness on his goal for the night.

 

Captain Alejandro Bedoya congratulates Julián Carranza on a goal giving the Union their first goal of the night.

 

Young fans celebrate one of the goals.

 

Mikael Uhre shoots past 3 Atlanta defenders to score a goal.

 

Mikael Uhre reacts after missing a goal.

 

Julián Carranza goes down after an aggressive play by Alan Franco.

Watching the ball off a corner kick, Jakob Glesnes hustles to try to make a play.

 

Leon Flach winces in pain from a knee to knee hit with Franco Ibarra.

 

Atlanta defender, Brooks Lennon, saves a goal close to the line from a shot from Daniel Gazdag.

Daniel Gazdag gets the shot off before Caleb Wiley can block it.

 

Atlanta goalkeeper, Rocco Ríos Novo, grabs the ball on a corner just before Julián Carranza heads it.

 

Kai Wagner enters the field of play after taking the corner kick.

 

Leon Flach gets his foot on the ball keeping possession for the Union.

 

Olivier Mbaizo and Caleb Wiley battle for the ball.

 

The Sons of Ben showcase the hat trick earned in previous games by Julián Carranza and Daniel Gazdag.

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