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Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United - Match #28 - Game Thread

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Philadelphia Union starting XI: MacMath, G. Farfan, Williams, Valdes, Okugo, Carroll, Gomez, Daniel, Cruz, McInerney and Hoppenot

Philadelphia Union bench: Harrison, Gaddis, Lahoud, Torres, Adu, Martinez, Hoffman

D.C. United starting XI: Hamid, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb, Boskovic, Najar, DeLeon, Kitchen, Neal, Pontius, and Pajoy.

D.C. United bench: Willis, Dudar, Russell, White, Augusto, Salihi and Santos

With the Philadelphia Union firmly out of the playoff chase, they will look to play spoiler to a team firmly in the playoff chase, D.C. United. United sit one point behind the fifth place Columbus Crew with a game-in-hand. While United have been a stronger side than the Crew thus far this season, the Philadelphia Union can look to put a nice dent in United's playoff hopes should the Union manage to take all three points from D.C. United.

Prediction: The Union will give it one heck of a shot, but in the end, I think they fall just short of earning a point against their superior opposition. D.C. United win 2-1.

What do you think? Think the Union can play a successful spoiler to their southern rivals? Leave your predictions here, and come back at 8:00 to discuss the game with fellow Philadelphia Union fans. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.