Philadelphia Union had a really easy job in the fourth round of the US Open Cup, when they destroyed the Richmond Kickers and moved on to the next round. They will now remain at home for their next assignment, where they will play host to Toronto FC on Friday for the MLS. Toronto FC will be really frustrated about the outcome of their last match against Columbus.
Philadelphia Union (5-6-3) were sensational in their US Open Cup match against USL side Richmond Kickers, whom they blasted by a massive 0-5 at home. They were in no mood for games, as they scored four goals in the first half. They really needed a strong performance after a really frustrating loss against Atlanta United last week (1-3 away). Philadelphia are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 18 points, just one point behind the playoff spots. They have been really good at home so far (4-1-2), where they have won each of their last four.
Toronto FC (3-7-2) are coming into this match after a really upsetting 3-3 draw on the road against Columbus. They were dominant till the hour mark, as they had taken a three-goal lead, but they fell apart in he second half and were eventually equalized to 3-3. That left Toronto FC with just a single win in their last five (1-3-1), as they are now sitting at the penultimate spot of the Eastern Conference with 11 points. They have been equally bad on the road, where they have failed to win a single match so far (0-4-1). Moreover, they have conceded multiple goals in their last four away matches in the MLS.