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MLS Cup Playoffs: Where to Catch All the Union Action (And More) in Philadelphia

On the pitch or in a pub, here's where to cheer on your favorite club...

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Soccer in Philly is on a roll. After a totally dominant regular season, the Philadelphia Union are set to play for the 2022 MLS Championship in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 4 p.m.

And earlier this year, Philly scored a HUGE win after being chosen as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Indeed, the sport of soccer has never been hotter in Philadelphia.

Looking to catch the action live or at a rowdy soccer bar? Read on for the top places to catch soccer action in Philadelphia.

Where to Cheer on the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Championship

The Philadelphia Union — who led the Eastern Conference practically wire to wire this season — pulled off an epic win in Chester to advance to the MLS Championship game. Incredible!

The game is set to take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 5, 2022, but fans can head to one of four official watch parties to cheer on the boys in blue.

Those looking to watch the game on familiar grounds at Subaru Park need to register for a ticket , while an RSVP is required for the watch parties at XFINITY Live!, Chickie’s & Pete’s in Malvern and P.J. Whelihan’s in Downingtown.

The Sons of Ben shared 13 more sports bars, restaurants and breweries to watch as well, including Gran Caffe L’Aquila, Yards Brewing Company, Brauhaus Schmitz and more.

How to Use Visit Philadelphia’s New “We Believe” Instagram Filter

Want to show off your civic pride? We got you covered.

When you’re watching the game, toasting at a tailgate or (fingers crossed) celebrating in the streets, head to Visit Philly’s Instagram page and click the “three stars” icon above the photo gallery to access our “We Believe” filter.

A hand holds a phone with Visit Philadelphia's We Believe filter in front of two people smiling A hand holds a phone with Visit Philadelphia's We Believe filter in front of two people smiling

Cheer Your Favorite Team at a Philly Sports Bar

Whether you’re cheering for the Union or one of Europe’s bigger teams, Philly’s sports bars have you covered for game day.

People watching sports at McGillin's Old Ale House in Philadelphia People watching sports at McGillin's Old Ale House in Philadelphia

McGillin's Olde Ale House — Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Below, find a list of soccer bars in Philly — plus the team(s) or league(s) that folks typically root for there — all courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer soccer reporter Jonathan Tannenwald.

Philadelphia International Unity Cup

Each year, Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts a citywide international soccer tournament to unite immigrant communities and foster a sense of civic pride.

In 2022, more than 1,200 players representing 48 countries participated in the tournament, which culminated in a championship match between the United States and Liberia.

Congratulations to Team USA on their 5-3 victory!

Stay tuned for information on the 2023 International Unity Cup, which will kick off in summer 2023.

Score Custom Perks with an Overnight Stay

Pair your match with an overnight stay. Make it a hat trick with the Visit Philly Overnight Package , which features free parking, a comfy bed you don’t have to make and custom perks based on your interests. Score!

Visit Philly Overnight Package

The Perfect Hotel Package for an Easy Philly Escape

The Visit Philly Overnight Package — booked more than 190,000 times since 2001 — comes with free hotel parking (worth up to $100 in Center City Philadelphia), overnight hotel accommodations and choose-your-own-adventure perks.

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