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GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union hope to rebound from an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to New England. That's the good news. The bad news is are on the west coast playing the Los Angeles, I'm sorry, LA Galaxy.

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UNION GAME #14
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StubHub Center, Carson, CA
May 25, 2014
8:00 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: LAG Confidential
Starting XI
Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan Forward Leo Fernandes, Danny Cruz, Antoine Hoppenot
Gyasi Zardes, Kenney Walker, Juninho, Baggio Husidic Midfield Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira
Dan Gargan, Leonardo Tommy Meyer, A.J. DeLaGarza, Defense Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis
Jaime Penedo Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Brian Rowe, Samuel, Robbie Rogers, Rob Friend, Stefan Ishizaki, Kofi Opare, Raul Mendiola Bench Brian Holt, Ethan White, Michael Lahoud, Fred, Zach Pfeffer, Conor Casey, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
.618 (2nd) TSR .535 (3rd)
.616 (3rd) DZR .492 (8th)
.586 (2nd) xGR .514 (7th)
Game Officials
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Assistant: Jeff Hosking
Assistant: Jason White
Fourth: Kevin Stott

 

Immediately following tonight's game I will be starting a petition to rename the Philadelphia Unio "PHL Union," pronounced "Phil Union." All the cool kids are doing it, right?

LA Galaxy lead 1-0 in the 31st minute thanks to a 2nd minute goal by Leonardo. Yeah, this could be going better.