With rivalry week in full swing, the Union will host the New England Revolution at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday night. The two teams meet again just two weeks after the Union’s 3-2 victory in Foxborough.
In the time since that night, both teams took on other Eastern Conference rivals: the Union hosted NYCFC; the Revs traveled to D.C. United. The home teams prevailed in both encounters, sending the sliding Revs to Chester to take on a Union side that’s won four of its last five games in all competitions.
As it stands, the Union sit in fifth place, four points above the seventh-place Revs. A win for the home team today would extend their lead over one of their closest competitors for a playoff spot.
Historically, this fixture has not been much of a rivalry, both in terms of animosity and competition. In 22 league meetings, the Union have won 12, lost six, and drawn four, and they’re even better at home (7-3-2).
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin; Ilsinho, Borek Dočkal, David Accam; Cory Burke
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Andrew Farrell, Antonio Delamea, Michael Mancienne, Brandon Bye; Juan Agudelo, Luis Caicedo, Wilfried Zahibo, Cristian Penilla; Teal Bunbury, Diego Fagundez
How to watch
Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pa.
When: 7:00 PM EST, Saturday, August 25, 2018
Radio: Union Radio