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Match Day #15 Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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After a nice international break, the Philadelphia Union return to MLS action to compete against the New York Red Bulls in what is for the Union a crucial Eastern Conference match.

USA TODAY Sports

Who: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Where: PPL Park, Chester, PA

When: 5:00 PM ET

Channel: ESPN

Commentators: Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman

Meet The Opposition: Once A Metro

The Philadelphia Union have struggled against the top teams in the Eastern Conference this year, and would be absolutely ecstatic if they can muster taking three points at home from the New York Red Bulls. The Union are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference, and a win would aid in giving them some separation between the New England Revolution and the Columbus Crew.

Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-1-3-2) Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll; Danny Cruz, Keon Daniel, Sebastien Le Toux; Conor Casey, Jack McInerney

Philadelphia Union bench: Chris Konopka, Matt Kassel, Michael Farfan, Leo Fernandes, Roger Torres, Antoine Hoppenot, Aaron Wheeler

New York Red Bulls starting XI: (4-4-2) Luis Robles; Roy Miller, Heath Pearce, Markus Holgersson, Brandon Barklage; Jonny Steele, Dax McCarty, Eric Alexander, Lloyd Sam; Thierry Henry, Peguy Luyindula

New York Red Bulls bench: Ryan Meara, Koskuke Kimura, Connor Lade, Michael Bustamante, Ruben Bover, Andre Akpan, Fabian Espindola

Prediction: The Union have struggled all season against superior teams and the Red Bulls fit that description. New York Red Bulls win 2-1.

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