New York City FC hosts Philadelphia Union in a MLS Eastern Conference matchday 4 fixture. New York City FC is seventh in the conference table at 1-1-1 on four points with a goal difference of +2. New York City FC was defeated by Comunicaciones in Guatemala on Tuesday 4-2 in the second leg of their CONCACAF quarterfinals Champions League tie but moved forward on aggregate 5-4. New York City FC defeated Montreal 4-1 in their most recent MLS match last weekend.
The victory last Saturday over Montreal was New York City FC’s 11 victory in its last 15 matches at home. Over that stretch, NYCFC has 11 victories, three draws and one loss. New York City FC is unbeaten in each of its last six matches at home with four wins and two draws. Alexander Callens, Talles Magno, Santiago Rodriguez and Thiago each have one goal for NYCFC. Four players are also tied in assists with one apiece.
Philadelphia Union is second in the conference table 2-1-0 on seven points with a goal difference of +3. Philadelphia Union defeated San Jose 2-0 at home last weekend for its second consecutive victory after defeating Montreal on the road 2-1 the prior week. Philadelphia opened the season with a 1-1 draw at home against Minnesota United. Philadelphia's start is its best since its inception in the MLS.
The last goal that Philadelphia allowed outside the box was in November of 2020 versus Columbus. The Union has gone 43 matches without allowing a goal outside the box. Daniel Gazbag and Cory Burke each have two goals to lead Philadelphia. Sergio Santos, Julian Carranza and Jakob Glesnes have each posted one assist to lead the club.