Facing a 6-game winless streak and the absence of their veteran leader and goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, the Philadelphia Union (8-7-10) will play host tonight to the team they lost won against in MLS play, New England Revolution (4-11-11). A game postponed because of Hurricane Irene will be played in the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Fitting. Kickoff at PPL Park is scheduled for 8:08:00 PM ET.
If you have not already, be sure to check out the following previews from The Brotherly Game staff: [Ben's Match Preview] [Scott Has A Conversation With The Enemy] [Wednesday Afternoon Union Freekicks]. New England perspective: [The Bent Musket]
Broadcast Information: The Comcast Network (JP Dellacamera, Taylor Twellman, Bob Rigby), coverage beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / Comcast SportsNet New England and 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ-FM (Brad Feldman, Jay Heaps) in New England / Galavisión (Jorge Perez-Navarro, Diego Balado) nationally in Spanish / MLS Direct Kick, MatchDay Live (Canada only)
New England Revolution starting XI: Reis, Alston, Barnes, Cochrane, Soares, Joseph, Tierney, Zerka, Feilhaber, Caraglio, Lekic
New England Revolution bench: Shuttleworth, Coria, Dube, Guy, Fagundez, Schilawski, Phelan
Philadelphia Union starting XI: MacMath; Williams, Valdes, Califf, G. Farfan; Adu, Miglioranzi, Carroll, Torres; Paunovic, Le Toux
Philadelphia Union bench: Holder, M. Farfan, Nakazawa, Mwanga, McInerney, Mapp, Okugo
Starting line-ups and benches will be announced and posted approximately an hour before kickoff.
With a win, the Union can vault back into 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. With a loss, well, let's not thinkg about that for now. Leave your comments throughout the game here. Our staff will give live comments and reactions throughout the game, as well. Go Union! DOOP!