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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

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The Philadelphia Union commence the front end of a crucial home-and-home series against Toronto tonight at PPL Park

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UNION GAME #26
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 2, 2014
7:00 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Luke Moore, Dominic Oduro

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Daniel Lovitz, Collen Warner, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio
Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Joe Bendik
Andre Blake, Danny Cruz, Leo Fernandes, Fabinho, Fred, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown Bench Chris Konopka, Ryan Richter, Bradley Orr, Jeremy Hall, Andrew Wiedeman, Gilberto, Bright Dike
Game Officials
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivera
Assistant: Adam Wienckowski
Assistant: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth: Sorin Stoica

With the Union three points out of fifth place entering September, every game becomes crucial and tonight's match against fourth place Toronto is no different. Despite the Union being in seventh and Toronto being in fourth, only three points separate them heading into tonight's game. The Union would really like to get at least four out of six points from this series with Toronto, and a win tonight would be a big help in doing that.

Can they pull it out? We'll see. Comment on the game in the thread below. Go Union! DOOP!