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Union vs. NYCFC: Preview, projected lineups, how to watch

A home playoff game is on the line in the Bronx this afternoon.

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Union will end their season at Yankee Stadium this afternoon, when they’ll take on New York City FC in a battle for playoff seeding.

Both sides head into this one in position to host a playoff game, with NYCFC and the Union in third and fourth, respectively. There’s plenty of pressure from below, though, as a loss for either club could send them on the road in the mid-week. A Union win would see them jump to third, while a loss could put them down in sixth, setting them up for a rematch in the Bronx just days from now. NYCFC’s position is similarly precarious, as they can drop to fifth with a loss and a win from D.C. United.

Yankee Stadium has been a fortress for NYCFC this season, but not as of late. The club has lost only once at home all season, but they’re 1-1-3 there dating back to the beginning of August. Things have been rough for NYCFC for a while now, as Domè Torrent has struggled to keep his team firing throughout the season. Torrent won five of his first six after replacing Patrick Vieira in mid-June, but his side have lost two of their last 12 in league play.

Projected lineups

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin; CJ Sapong, Borek Dočkal, Fafa Picault; Cory Burke

NYCFC: Sean Johnson; Anton Tinnerholm, Maxime Chanot, Alex Callens, Ben Sweat; Alex Ring, Maxi Moralez, Yangel Herrera; Valentin Castellanos, David Villa, Jesus Medina

How to watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY

When: 4:30 PM ET, Sunday, October 28, 2018


Streaming: ESPN+ (local blackout)

Radio: Union Radio