After finally winning a game again, the Philadelphia Union (9-7-12) will travel to Kansas City tonight and will vault back in first place tonight with a win against Sporting Kansas City (10-9-10). Kickoff at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is scheduled for 8:36:30 PM ET.
If you have not already, be sure to check out the following preview from The Brotherly Game staff: [Ben's Match Preview] [Friday Afternoon Union Freekicks] [Scott Has A Conversation With The Enemy]. Kansas City perspective: [The Daily Wiz]
Broadcast Information: Fox Soccer (JP Dellacamera, Kyle Martino, Brian Dunseth) and Fox Deportes (Jorge Caamaño, Alejandro Luna) nationally as 'Soccer Night in America', with coverage beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / La Gran D 1340 KDTD-AM (Raul Villegas, Enrique Morales) in Kansas City
Philadelphia Union starting XI: MacMath; G. Farfan, Califf, Valdes, Nakazawa; M. Farfan, Okugo, Carroll, Torres; Le Toux, Paunovic
Philadelphia Union bench: Harrison, Richter, Pfeffer, Langley, Miglioranzi, McInerney, Tait
Sporting Kansas City starting XI: Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Cesar, Sinovic; Espinoza, Zusi, Jeferson; Kamara, Bunbury, Bravo
Sporting Kansas City bench: Kronberg, Collin, Harrington, Arnaud, Joseph, Saad, Sapong
You read this right. Kyle Nakazawa is the Union's starting right back tonight. Peter Nowak is out-smarting himself again. Goody.
No Freddy Adu, no Sheanon Williams, no Faryd Mondragon, no Thorne Holder, no Justin Mapp and Danny Mwanga. The Philadelphia Union are faced with an uphill battle in one of their biggest games of the year. Our staff will give live comments and reactions throughout the game, as well. Go Union! DOOP!