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Match Day #7 Game Thread: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union are on the road against their bitter rivals to the South, D.C. United. Use this thread to discuss the game.


Game: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

When: 5:00 PM ET

Channel: ESPN2

Commentators: Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman

Meet the Opposition: Black And Red United

A rather eventful day of soccer moves to the otherside of the pond as the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United look to renew their rivalry without biting anyone. Of course, it can be assumed that everyone who plays this game will have more sanity than Luis Suarez, but it might not be unreasonable to expect something else crazy to happen in this game. Oh, and Lionard Pajoy and Carlos Ruiz are with D.C. United and both have been struggling. What could possibly go wrong here?

Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-4-2) Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Keon Daniel, Danny Cruz; Jack McInerney, Conor Casey

Philadelphia Union bench: Kleberson, Antoine Hoppenot, Gabriel Farfan, Michael Lahoud, Chris Konopka, Sebastien Le Toux, Roger Torres

D.C. United starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Bill Hamid; Daniel Woolard, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald, Chris Korb; Marcelo Saragosa, Perry Kitchen; Chris Pontius, Dwayne De Rosario, Kyle Porter; Lionard Pajoy

D.C. United bench: Joe Willis, James Riley, Carlos Ruiz, Rafael, Robbie Russell, Raphael Augusto, Casey Townsend

Prediction: The answer to the question, "what could possibly go wrong here?" The answer: The Union take a 1-0 early lead, Ruiz scores the equalizer, Pajoy wins it. D.C. United win 2-1. This is what happens. You know this. I know this. My Luis Suarez induced drinking binge has given me otherworldly senses.

Be sure to join us in this thread for a chat about the game and do not forget to follow along with updates on Twitter by following @brotherlygame and @tBGLive, especially since Scott has been credentialed tonight at RFK Stadium.