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Match Day #26 Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

Chris Gardner

The Union have history and good form on their side as they visit Gillette. The Union can leapfrog to 2nd place in the East with a victory

Game Information: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

Where: Gillette Stadium

When: 7:30 PM

Channel: CSN

Meet the Opposition: The Bent Musket

Officals Allen Chapman. Craig Lowry; Mark Cahen; 4th: Ted Unkel
MLS Career: 28 games; FC/gm: 20.6; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 4; pens: 7

SUSPENDED: NE: Saer Sene (through Aug. 25)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NE: Lee Nguyen PHI: Amobi Okugo, Danny Cruz

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (5-1-3): Revolution 1 win, 9 goals / Union 5 wins, 14 goals

AT GILLETTE STADIUM (2-1-1): Revolution 1 win, 3 goal / Union 2 wins, 5 goals

Injury Report: NE:Gabe Latigue (R ACL tear), Juan Toja (Lower back irritation),Clyde Simms (R turf toe), Chris Tierney (R hip irritation) PHI: Ray Gaddis (R ankle sprain), Chris Konopka (L knee sprain)

Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-5-1) Zac MacMath; Fabinho, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll, Keon Daniel, Michael Farfan, Danny Cruz, Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey

Philadelphia Union bench: Oka Nikolov, Michael Lahoud, Matt Kassel, Kleberson, Antoine Hoppenot, Jack McInerney, Aaron Wheeler


NE Revolution starting XI: (4-1-4-1) Matt Reis; Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell; Scott Caldwell; Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Chad Barrett; Juan Agudelo

NE Revolution bench: Charlie Davies, Andy Dorman, Stephen McCarthy, Ryan Guy, Dimitry Imbongo Boele, Kevin Alston, Bobby Shuttleworth

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Jack McInerney scored the Union's only goal of the series for the victory at PPL Park on March 16th. The victory in the last meeting was New England's first ever against the Union and the all time record shows the Union have history on thier side

The Revolution ended their two-game losing slide by beating the Fire 2-0 last week at home. The Revolution currently sit in sixth place in the East with 33 points from 24 matches

.Philadelphia Union took a point on the road, blanking New York last week at Red Bull Arena. The Union currently sit one point behind SKC and New York with 38 points from 25 matches.

Use the thread below as a place to discuss the game and please remember to follow @brotherlygameand @tbglive on Twitter for updates.

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