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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 4-0 Toronto FC

On  a sunny afternoon in Philadelphia, the Union played their last game of the regular season against Toronto FC. It was not only the last game of the season, but it was also the end to 13 seasons of local broadcasting. Longtime announcer JP Dellacamera was honored with a Union jersey and opening the game by banging the big drum.

The Union dominated at home once again, scoring two goals in each half of the game. With his three goals in the game, Daniel Gazdag became the sixth player in MLS history with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. The Union were the only team in the MLS this year to go undefeated at home with a record of 12-5-0. Along with that record, the Union set a club record of only allowing other teams to score 26 goals on the season and tied the MLS record of 49 goals scored at home.

With the Union clinching first place in the Eastern Conference, they received a bye and will take the field again on October 20 at 8 p.m. against either New York Red Bulls or FC Cincinnati.


With JP’s last regular season game, the Union bid farewell after 13 seasons covering the team. The departure is due to a new deal for broadcasting in the 2023 season.


The starters have one last huddle before the game starts. Andre Blake wears the Captain’s arm band for the final game of the season.


José Martínez challenges for a header.


Julián Carranza talks to the referee after Toronto FC questions his intentions on a play.


Julián Carranza takes a strike on a ball that looked like it was going into goal.


Julián Carranza follows the ball with is eyes hoping for success.


After his attempt at a goal is denied, Julián Carranza takes a moment to disappointment with the outcome.


Jakob Glesnes surveys the field before sending the ball into the attacking side of the field.


Daniel Gazdag keeps Michael Bradley from the ball.


Michael Bradley takes down Leon Flach. The push from behind earned him a yellow card.


Mikael Uhre looks for the pass while under pressure.


José Martínez uses his skills to move the ball around the field.


Julián Carranza battles to keep the ball during the play.


Mikael Uhre is tackled by Quentin Westberg in the first half of the game.


Quentin Westberg warns Mikael Uhre after he stopped Uhre from a goal scoring opportunity.


Mikael Uhre gets the ball pass goal keeper, Quentin Westberg


A fan celebrates the first goal on the night while holding a cut-out of Mikeal Uhre.


The Boys in Blue celebrate a goal in the first half of the game.


Olivier Mbaizo receives the ball under pressure and crosses it into the box.


Jack McGlynn takes the corner for the Union.


Mikael Uhre takes a strike on the ball for a goal.


A fan joins in with the chants from the Sons of Ben and the River End.


Michael Bradley and players for Toronto FC plead their case to the referee who called a handball.


Daniel Gazdag celebates a successful penalty kick.


Mikael Uhre keeps focused on the ball as he prepares to receive the ball over head.


After Daniel Gazdag’s hat trick on the night, the entire team came to celebrate the goal with him.


Daniel Gazdag is congratulated by Leon Flach after his 3rd goal of the game. Gazdag scored his 20th goal on Sunday.


Fans in the Corner Creepers celebrate a Union goal.


Goalie Quentin Westberg, is held back by teammates after he came out to defend a goal attempt by Mikael Uhre.


Matt Real slide tackles a Toronto player in the second half.


Cory Burke heads the ball and follows it to see if he got it into the goal.


In the second half of the game, Julián Carranza, takes a shot on goal.


The trio of Blake, Elliot and Glesnes embrace after the final whistle on the last game of the regular season.


Andre Blake has some fun with the fans using the launcher to get memorabilia into the stands.


A fan smiles at Quinn Sullivan after he threw a sweatshirt to her on fan appreciation night.


Alejandro Bedoya signs a shirt for a young fan.


Matt Freese is ready to send his jersey into the hands of a Sons of Ben ticket holder.


José Martínez sings a hat from a fan during fan appreciation night.


Leon Flach signs a jersey after the game.


The Jumbotron at Subaru Park shows the bracket for the 2022 Play-offs.

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