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Over 40,000 fans already have tickets to watch USWNT friendly match on August 29 in Philadelphia

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Over 40,000 fans already have tickets to watch USWNT friendly match on August 29 in Philadelphia

Do you want to watch the best women's soccer team in the world?

For over 40,000 fans who have bought tickets to the U.S. women's national team's friendly match against Portugal on Aug. 29 at Lincoln Financial Field, the answer is evidently yes.

According to the USWNT, the World-Cup winning team's match at the Linc has a good shot to set an attendance record for a stand-alone USWNT friendly match. 

The current record is the 44,028 fans who attended an match at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against Costa Rica in August of 2015.

The USWNT have local ties in forward Carli Lloyd, a Delran, New Jersey, native who's scored 114 goals in an incredible international career, and in midfielder Julie Ertz, a key member of the World Cup winners in 2015 and 2019. Her husband, Zach Ertz, has played at the Linc a few times over the last six years.

You can find information about the team's Victory Tour and buying tickets for the match at the Linc here

Union come back to beat Atlanta United, move into 1st place in Eastern Conference

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Union come back to beat Atlanta United, move into 1st place in Eastern Conference

BOX SCORE 

CHESTER, Pa. — Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos assisted each other on late goals as the Philadelphia Union beat Atlanta United 3-1 Saturday night to move into first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Union (15-8-6) and Atlanta United (15-10-3) entered the game tied in points atop the conference standings. Atlanta had its four game winning streak snapped.

Przybylko gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the 86th minute, finishing a cross from Santos with a hard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan inside the near post.

Santos punched home a cross by Przybylko in the 88th minute, capping the scoring.

Josef Martinez gave Atlanta the lead in the second minute of first half stoppage time. He scored in his 13th straight game, extending his MLS record. Martinez got open on a give-and-go with Darlington Nagbe, slipping past the onrushing goalkeeper and tapping it into the empty net.

The Union's Brenden Aaronson tied it at 1 in the 61st minute, scoring on an over-the-top pass by Haris Medunjanin.

Kacper Przybylko stars as Union top D.C. United

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Kacper Przybylko stars as Union top D.C. United

BOX SCORE 

CHESTER, Pa. — Kacper Przybylko had a goal and two assists in a dominant first half and the Philadelphia Union defeated D.C. United 3-1 on Saturday night.

Przybylko scored his 12th goal from point-blank range off a cross from Kail Wagner five minutes in and the Union (14-8-6) were never challenged as they moved within a point of first-place Atlanta.

Brenden Aaronson, who helped set up Przybylko's goal, had the favor returned in the 16th minute. Przybylko slipped the ball down the middle, Aaronson made the turn and then fired from the top of the box for his second goal.

Przybylko made a similar set up for Ilsinho's fifth goal in the 36th minute. Ilsinho took the pass at the top of the box, worked his way through the defense before finding room to score.

DC United (10-10-9) didn't have a shot in the first half. Luciano Acosta bulled his way through the defense for his sixth goal in the 56th minute. United turned the pressure up in the second half with four shots on target but remained in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.