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

Two of the hottest teams in MLS meet in Chester tonight.

Photo by Morgan Tencza

The Philadelphia Union return to Talen Energy Stadium tonight, where they’ll look to make it six straight wins at home. Tonight’s opponent is their toughest yet, as a hot Seattle Sounders FC side is in town. Both teams sit second in their respective conferences, and neither has lost a game in their last five.

The Sounders are coming off a 2-1 win over Orlando City SC on Wednesday night, so some rotation is likely. Jordan Morris, Seattle’s joint-leading scorer with four, will not be available tonight. He did not travel due to a hamstring strain he sustained mid-week. Raúl Ruidíaz, the other Sounder with four goals, is back to full health after missing all of April with an ankle injury. Ruidíaz hit the opener against Orlando, and Handwalla Bwana, who is set to start in place of Morris, scored the winner.

Andre Blake is set to return to the Union lineup, having missed four games with a torn groin. Marco Fabián, who started in Toronto after an ankle injury precluded him from four games, is currently listed as questionable. Given that uncertainty, expect another appearance from Brenden Aaronson this week.

Projected lineups

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro, Marco Fabián; Kacper Przybyłko, Fafa Picault

Seattle Sounders: Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Román Torres, Kim Kee-hee, Brad Smith; Jordy Delem, Cristian Roldan; Handwalla Bwana, Nicolás Lodeiro, Harry Shipp; Raúl Ruidíaz

How to watch

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA

When: 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 18, 2019

TV: PHL17

Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)*

Radio: Union Radio

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