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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

Once again, the Union find themselves playing the Houston Dynamo following a mid-week U.S. Open Cup game.

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UNION GAME #29
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 20, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas, Reporter: Tony Limarzi
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Omar Cummings, Giles Barnes

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Andrew Driver, Luis Garrido, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Kofi Sarkodie, David Horst, A.J. Cochran, DaMarcus Beasley
Rais M'Bolhi Goalkeeper Tyler Deric
Zac MacMath, Fabinho, Fred, Pedro Ribeiro, Amobi Okugo, Danny Cruz, Brian Carroll Bench Michael Lisch, Eric Brunner, Anthony Arena, Alexander Lopez, Servando Carrasco, Brian Ownby, Jason Johnson
Game Officials
Referee: Geoff Gamble
Assistant: Daniel Belleau
Assistant: Nigel Danny Thornberry
Fourth: Chris Penso

Turning their full attention back to the MLS playoff race following the U.S. Open Cup loss on Tuesday, the Union get an opportunity to pick up three points at home against a team they should beat. Of course the Union may have some tired legs whereas the Dynamo do not, but despite all that this is a very winnable fixture for the Union. And with the Red Bulls playing Seattle Sounders and the Crew playing New England Revolution, three points tonight could give the Union a huge advantage in the playoff race.

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