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GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Here's your chance to talk about the Philadelphia Union as they look for three important points on the road against a hapless Chicago Fire team.

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UNION GAME #28
VS
Venue: Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)
Date: September 3, 2016
Time: 8:30 PM
Television: The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), CSN Plus (Chicago), DirecTV 473, MLS Direct Kick
Online Streaming: MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick
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Starting XI
Michael de Leeuw Forward CJ Sapong

Luis Solignac, John Goossens, Arturo Alvarez

Matt Polster, Razvan Cocis

Midfield

Chris Pontius, Roland Alberg, Fabian Herbers

Warren Creavalle, Tranquillo Barnetta

Brandon Vincent, Joao Meira, Jonathan CampbellJohan Kappelhof Defense Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Ken Tribbett, Keegan Rosenberry
Sean Johnson Goalkeeper John McCarthy
Matt Lampson, Michael Harrington, Eric Gehrig, Rodrigo Ramos, Nick LaBrocca, Michael Stephens, Joey Calistri Bench Matt Jones, Ray Gaddis, Auston Trusty, Brian Carroll, Leo Fernandes, Ilsinho, Charlie Davies
Numbers of Note
20: Chicago Fire's rank in MLS in points and points per game. They also rank 19th in shots and shots on goal.
373: Total fouls suffered by the Union (most in MLS), 75 more than they've committed (biggest differential in MLS).
2013: The last time the Union beat the Fire in MLS play was in 2013. They defeated the Fire on the road (May 11) and at home (May 18).
Game Officials
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Assistant: Eric Boria
Assistant: Logan Brown
Fourth: Marcos DeOliveira