CHESTER, PA- JUNE 23: Philadelphia Union substitutes walk onto the pitch before the match against Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park on June 23, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 4-0. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
The Union defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders 5-2 to advance once again in the US Open Cup.
The Philadelphia Union was favored to take care of business against the surprising and scrappy Harrisburg City Islanders, and did so in impressive fashion.
The Union defeated the Islanders 5-2 in the match, leaving no doubt as to who was the superior team on Tuesday evening.
"[Coach John] Hackworth told us before the game not to take this team lightly," said Hoppenot. "They’re USL but they want to win and have been focused on beating us since they won over New York. We wanted to show them why we’re an MLS team and that they weren’t going to get anything on us today. It was going to be our game."
With the win, the Union now advance to fave Sporting KC in the semifinals on July 11 at PPL Park.
Striker Jack McInerney knows what's at stake.