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GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union can get back on track in the playoff hunt with a win in Columbus, however Crew SC are flying high after their first win in eleven tries.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
UNION GAME #26
VS
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Television: The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), TWC SportsChannel Ohio, CW Columbus, MLS Direct Kick
Online Streaming: MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick
TBG Match Preview: Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew
Massive Report Match Preview: Massive Predictions: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew SC
Starting XI
Ola Kamara Forward CJ Sapong
Justin Meram, Federico Higuain, Ethan Finlay; Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp Midfield Chris Pontius, Tranquillo Barnetta, Fabian Herbers; Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya
Hector Jimenez, Nicolai Naess, Michael Parkhurst, Harrison Afful Defense Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry
Steve Clark Goalkeeper Andre Blake
Brad Stuver, Tyson Wahl, Corey Ashe, Mohammed Saeid, Chad Barson, Dilly Duka, Adam Jahn Bench John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Roland Alberg, Walter Restrepo, Leo Fernandes, Charlie Davies
Numbers of Note
1.36 - Philadelphia Union's points per game, 5th most in Eastern Conference
82 - Saves by Steve Clark, 5th most in MLS
(-7) - Columbus Crew's goal differential, tied for 18th best in MLS
Game Officials
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant: Matthew Nelson
Assistant: Andrew Bigelow
Fourth: Nima Saghafi