CHESTER, PA- JUNE 23: The starting squad for the Philadelphia Union pose for a photograph before the match against Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park on June 23, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 4-0. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Union will look for revenge as they host the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight. The two teams last faced off on June 12th, at Hersey Park Stadium, where the Islanders defeated the Union 3-2 in the two teams' annual friendly.
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The teams enter tonight's USOC match with completely opposite results from their respective league play matches.
Philadelphia defeated the Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) and D.C. United to reach the Quarterfinals of the US Open Cup. The Union thrashed Sporting Kansas City 4-0 at PPL Park Saturday night and their defense was on point.
Additionally, the offensive contributions from Jack McInerney (two goals), Antoine Hoppenot (goal), and a penalty kick converted by Leonard Pajoy gave Philadelphia its biggest win in team history.
The City Islanders enters the match after a rough weekend. Friday night the Isles traveled to Orlando City and suffered a soggy 3-0 loss at rainy Citrus Bowl in Florida. Saturday, the Islanders traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for a match versus the Charleston Battery.
Similar to Friday, Harrisburg was defeated 3-1, lone goal scored by Tom Mellor in the 52nd minute. However, Harrisburg has had good form in the USOC, knocking off the Long Island Rough Riders (Premier Development League), New England Revolution, and the New York Red Bulls.
Both squads will look to keep their cup dreams alive at 7:30 at PPL Park, Chester, PA. Carlos Valdes for the Philadelphia Union will not be available due to a red card suspension received during the previous Open Cup fixture versus DC United.