D.C. United fall 5-1 to Philadelphia Union

D.C. United needed three points in a tight Eastern Conference race that is about to enter the homestretch but fell 5-1 to the Philadelphia Union, the top team in the Eastern Conference.

The Union struck first in the third minute on a goal from Alejandro Bedoya assisted by Marco Fabian and Andrew Wooten. The Union added one more before the half in the 45th minute at the second minute of stoppage time by Marco Fabian to go up 2-0 at the half.

The Union extended their lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute thanks to Kacper Przybylko. D.C. United finally got on the board in the 54th minute on a rebound from Frederick Brillant off a header from Steven Birnbaum off the free kick.

That would be as close as D.C. United would get. Fabian added his second goal in the 72nd minute. Fafa Picault scored in the 90th to cap it off.

D.C. United’s home record has dropped to 4-5-4. They lost just twice in 15 matches last season. The Black and Red has only one two of their last 15 games and are now just four points above the playoff line after starting the season dominating the competition in first place. It won’t get any easier with a Sunday night home game against the LA Galaxy on the horizon.

Photo: D.C. United

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