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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City

Playing for pride and draft picks.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
PPL Park, Chester, PA
October 18, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: The Blue Testament
Starting XI
Brian Brown Forward Soony Saad, Dominic Dwyer, Sal Zizzo

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Danny Cruz

Vincent Nogueira, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Benny Feilhaber, Lawrence Olum, Paulo Nagamura
Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Carlos Valdes, Sheanon Williams Defense Seth Sinovic, Kevin Ellis, Aurelien Collin, Igor Juliao
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Eric Kronberg
Andre Blake, Fabinho, Brian Carroll, Zach Pfeffer, Jimmy McLaughlin, Pedro Ribeiro, Richie Marquez Bench Jon Kempin, Martin Steuble, Graham Zusi, Toni, Mikey Lopez, Jimmy Medranda, Jacob Peterson
Stats (Explained Here)
.535 (4th) TSR .582 (2nd)
.512 (7th) DZR .615 (2nd)
.541 (5th) xGR .538 (6th)
Game Officials
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant: Peter Manikowski
Assistant: Adam Garner
Fourth: Jose Carlos Rivera

The Union are unbeaten this season against Sporting Kansas City, however that admittedly impressive feat has gone for naught this season as the Union, mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, are playing for pride and/or a better draft position. Comment on the game already in-progress here. Go Union? DOOP?