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Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire Soccer Club - Match #21 - Game Thread

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Philadelphia Union starting XI: MacMath; Williams, Soumare, Okugo, Gaddis; Carroll (c), M. Farfan, G. Farfan; Daniel, Hoffman, Adu

Philadelphia Union bench: Harrison, Lahoud, Hoppenot, Pajoy, Martinez, Albright, Pfeffer

Chicago Fire Soccer Club starting XI: Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Fernandez, Pause ©, Pardo, Pappa; Rolfe, MacDonald

Chicago Fire Soccer Club bench: Tornaghi, Gargan, Paladini, Videira, Alex, Nyarko, Oduro

Prediction: The Philadelphia Union, currently in ninth, are in a virtual must-win game against fifth place team Chicago Fire Soccer Club*. With a win, the Union will be back in contention for a wild card with two games in hand on the fifth place team. With a loss, they will be 13 points behind D.C. United for the fifth place spot. If the Union have playoff aspirations, a win here is almost necessary. I think the Union find away to stay remotely alive. Union win 2-1.

*Yes, that is their real official full name. They are also the only team in MLS to have the phrase "Soccer Club" at the end of their team name. Trivia!