Julian Carranza Fueling Philadelphia Union’s Winning Streak

The Philadelphia Union finally seem to have hit their stride. They have 6 wins and just 1 tie in MLS play since the start of May. The Union are outscoring their opponents 13-2 in that same time. There was one game where they lost to LAFC in early May. But it was in Concacaf, so it doesn't actually count toward their MLS record. And since that game, they have been nearly flawless. And one of the big reasons behind this turnaround is the play of Julian Caranaza. In that stretch of 7 games, Carranza has 6 goals and 1 assist. He has two games with at least 2 goals. This a notable change from his 3 goals and 2 assists in his 8 games before this stretch. Julian Carranza is on fire. https://twitter.com/MLS/status/1665145429120659456?s=20 Even on defense, he is playing at a high level. 4 interceptions by him in those 7 games. That is compared to just 1 in his 8 MLS games before May. Julian Carranza was a big part of why this Union team was so dominant last year. His 14 goals were 2nd on the team behind Daniel Gazdag. But he got off to a slow start, like many of his Union teammates. Now? He has rocketed himself into being the teams leading goal scorer. Despite the fact he entered May behind both Gazdag and Mikael Uhre. And those guys have not slowed down, Carranza just heated up. The Union are going to need Julian Carranza to be this type of player if they want to get back to the promised land. And the good news is, he is heating up. Carranza is playing out of his mind right now. At 23 we are seeing him turn into a star in front of our eyes. He is now tied for 2nd in goals in the MLS. Only Denis Bouanga and Hany Mukhtar have more than him with 10. 3 other guys share 2nd place with him at 9 goals. But if he keeps this recent pace up, he may lead the league in goals very soon. [select-listicle listicle_id="449304" syndication_name="7-philadelphia-athletes-who-have-proven-themselves-and-6-who-havent" description="yes"]

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