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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

The Union are in a must-win game. Fabinho is starting at left back. What could possibly go wrong?

PPL Park, Chester, PA
October 11, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Massive Report
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward

Aaron Schoenfield

Ben Speas

Andrew Wenger, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Justin Meram, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp, Ethan Finlay
Fabinho, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Ray Gaddis Defense Bernardo Anor, Tyson Wahl, Michael Parkhurst, Hector Jimenez
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Steve Clark
Andre Blake, Sheanon Williams, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana, Antoine Hoppenot, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Emanuel Pogatetz, Eric Gehrig, Romain Gall, Jairo Arrieta, Adam Bedell
Stats (Explained Here)
.535 (4th) TSR .528 (5th)
.512 (7th) DZR .545 (5th)
.541 (5th) xGR .516 (7th)
Game Officials
Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant: CJ Morgante
Assistant: Greg Barkey
Fourth: Jorge Gonzalez

With the Union's playoff hopes on life support, they need a win in order to have any hope of staying alive in the playoff chase. And even then, they may still need help. A Union loss tonight and a New York Red Bull win would mathematically eliminate the Union.