After last week's bizarre home win over the San Jose Earthquakes, the Philadelphia Union (4-1-1) will make their second west coast trip of the season as they take on the Portland Timbers (3-3-1), one of two expansion teams to join MLS in the 2011 season.
If you have not already, be sure to check out the following previews from The Brotherly Game staff: [Ben's Match Preview] [Jason B.'s Preview for SBN Philly] [Friday Morning Union Freekicks] [Scott Has A Conversation With The Enemy]. Portland perspective: [Stumptown Footy]
Broadcast information: Fox Soccer Channel (J.P. Dellacamera, Kyle Martino, Brian Dunseth) nationally on "Soccer Night in America" with coverage starting at 10:00 PM Eastern / Sportsradio 95.5 FM The Game KXTG (John Strong, Ross Smith), La Pantera 940 AM KWBY (Fernando Sobrevilla, Ricardo Rodriguez) in Portland / MLS MatchDay Live (it's free for this weekend and this match won't be blacked out)
Philadelphia Union Starting XI: Mondragon; M. Farfan, Valdes, G. Farfan, Williams; Le Toux, Okugo, Carroll, Mapp; Mwanga, Ruiz
Philadelphia Union Bench: MacMath, Torres, Miglioranzi, Agorsor, Richter, Nakazawa, McInerney
Portland Timbers Starting XI: Perkins; Wallace, Danso, Brunner, Hall; Alhassan, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe; Perlaza, Cooper
Portland Timbers Bench: Gleeson, Horst, Purdy, Zizzo, Marcelin, Moffat, Pore
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