Where: PPL Park, Chester, PA
Commentators: JP Dellacamera and Alejandro Moreno
Meet the Opposition: Waking The Red
Officials: Armando Villareal. Assistants: James Conley and Matthew Nelson. Fourth: Sorin Stoica
Philadelphia Union Head-to-Head record vs. Toronto: All-time: 3-2-4 with 16 goals; At PPL Park: 2-2-0 with 7 goals
Suspended: No one
With four matches remaining, the Philadelphia Union need to earn at least seven of their 12 remaining available points to be in a pretty comfortable position to qualify for the playoffs, according to Sports Club Stats. Of course seven does not guarantee them anything, but it puts them at a 74.3% chance to qualify. Anything below that and things get incredibly dicey at best for the Union.
With that said, the Union find themselves in a not awful position. Tonight they play the second worst team in the league, Toronto FC. Next weekend they play the worst team in the league, D.C. United. Then they face a difficult match going on the road at Montreal, but they end the season hosting a Sporting Kansas City side that may not be playing full-throttle having clinched a playoff spot barring a completely catastrophic October. Even despite the Union's poor run of form and Hackworth's questionable tactics, the Union are very much in the playoff race.