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Union vs. New England Revolution: Preview, projected lineups, and how to watch

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The Union are in Foxborough tonight for what is essentially a head-to-head battle for a playoff spot.

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Just days after clinching a berth in their third U.S. Open Cup final, the Union return to league play for a match that could have serious playoff implications. The boys in blue are in Foxborough tonight, where they’ll take on a struggling New England Revolution side.

The Revs currently sit on the right side of the red line, but they won’t for much longer if their form persists. They’ve picked up only two points in their last five matches, struggling into the final dozen games of the season after getting the summer off to a hot start.

The seventh-place Union can temporarily claim a playoff spot with a win tonight, as they sit only two points back of the New England side. More importantly, they would set themselves up well for the stretch by taking points from a direct playoff competitor.

Expect fatigue to factor heavily tonight, as Jim Curtin will send out an eleven very similar to the one that downed the Chicago Fire in the Open Cup semifinal on Wednesday. The Revolution, meanwhile, have played only one game since July 21st.

Projected lineups

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; David Accam, Borek Dockal, Fafa Picault; CJ Sapong

New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Andrew Farrell, Antonio Delamea, Jalil Anibaba, Claude Dielna; Wilfried Zahibo; Juan Agudelo, Luis Caicedo, Scott Caldwell, Cristian Penilla; Diego Fagundez

How to watch

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

When: 7:30 PM EST, Saturday, August 11, 2018

TV: PHL17

Streaming: ESPN+

Radio: Union Radio