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Match Day #21 Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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Jack McInerney returns from a Gold Cup vacation as the Philadelphia Union host the Portland Timbers on a steamy night in Philadelphia.

I hope everyone stockpiled on water last week.
I hope everyone stockpiled on water last week.

Game Information: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 PM ET, PPL Park, Chester, PA, Comcast Sportsnet with JP Dellacamera and Alejandro Moreno on the call.

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

Philadelphia Union bench: Antoine Hoppenot, Kleberson, Fabinho, Leo Fernandes, Matt Kassel, Chris Konopka, Aaron Wheeler

Portland Timbers starting XI: (4-3-3) Donovan Ricketts; Michael Harrington, Pa-Modou Kah, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Jack Jewsbury; Darlington Nagbe, Diego Chara, Will Johnson; Frederic Piquionne, Ryan Johnson, Diego Valeri

Portland Timbers bench: Sal Zizzo, Milos Kocic, Mamadou Danso, Ben Zemanski, Kalif Alhassan, Ryan Miller, Jose Valencia

If you are going to the game tonight, please make sure you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after the game, even though the Union are doing the absolute bare minimum to help you.

Portland Timbers are weak in central defense tonight and the Union get Jack McInerney back into the line-up leading the attack along with Conor Casey, who is currently experiencing a run of good form. The Timbers are a good team but this game may yet be winnable. Go Union! DOOP!