Ahead of Wednesday's practice, head coach Sean McDermott opened up his media availability with a shoutout to the Philadelphia Union of the MLS, and his brother Tim McDermott who's the President of the organization, as they prepare for the MLS Cup this Saturday.
"Philly Union, baby. I'm pumping the Philly Union," McDermott said while repping a Union shirt.
"The best in the MLS and I think it's been four years running now in terms of their win record and how many games they've won and sustained success and coach (Jim) Curtin getting named coach of the Year," McDermott added.
While McDermott couldn't watch the Union in action last week because the Bills were playing at the same time, the McDermott family was flipping between both games while going back and forth between the Shout Song and the Union fight song in support of both teams.
The head coach later found out that Philly defeated NYCFC in the locker room after their own victory against the Green Bay Packers, and he received videos of the incredible environment from his folks who were at the game. And even though it's a different sport, the environment and fan base in Philly reminds McDermott a lot of what Buffalo looks like on a game day and the support the team receives from Bills Mafia.
"Congrats to them and excited for my brother Tim and all that they've done there," McDermott added.
The championship game falls on the same day as the team's travel day to New York, but McDermott will still be tuning into the MLS Cup to cheer on the Union as they take on LAFC. And he hopes all of Bills Mafia does so, too.
"As soon as we get in, I know I've got a production meeting to do, but I'll be trying to schedule that around the Union game," McDermott said with a smile.