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...
Photo by Visit Philadelphia
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.
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.
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.
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
soccer reporter Jonathan Tannenwald.
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!