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Match Day #23 Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

The Philadelphia Union are set to take on a Chicago Fire team much improved over the one the Union defeated 1-0 twice in May.


Game: Philadelphia Union (9-6-7, 1.55 PPG) vs. Chicago Fire (7-9-4, 1.25 PPG)

Where: PPL Park, Chester, PA

When: 8:00 PM

Channel: Comcast SportsNet

Commentators: Tony Limarzi and Alejandro Moreno

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

Philadelphia Union bench: Aaron Wheeler, Fabinho, Antoine Hoppenot, Chris Konopka, Leo Fernandes, Michael Lahoud, Kleberson

Chicago Fire starting XI: (4-4-2) Sean Johnson; Gonzalo Segares, Bakary Soumare, Austin Berry, Jalil Anibaba; Joel Lindpere, Alex, Jeff Larentowicz, Patrick Nyarko; Chris Rolfe, Mike Magee

Chicago Fire bench: Maicon Santos, Hunter Jumper, Quincy Amarikwa, Logan Pause, Paolo Tornaghi, Dan Paladini, Dilly Duka

The Chicago Fire are a much improved team to the one the Union beat 1-0. A couple weeks after those sets of games, the Fire traded the rights to Robbie Rogers to Los Angeles Galaxy for Mike Magee, who has been nothing short of spectacular for Chicago. So while the Fire are a good ways back in the standings thanks to their poor start, they really are not a lost cause and should prevent a good test for the Union tonight at PPL Park.

Use this thread as a place to talk about tonight's game and be sure to follow @brotherlygame and @tbglive on Twitter.