The Philadelphia Union are in Foxborough, Massachusetts, this evening to take on the New England Revolution for the second and (unfortunately) final time this season. When these two teams met on May 4, the Union beat the pants off the visiting Revs, 6-1. Days later, another five-goal loss to the Chicago Fire mercifully brought Brad Friedel’s tenure to an end.
A week and a half after that beating, Bruce Arena was named the Revs’ new sporting director and head coach. Arena has not yet lost in his three league games in charge, most recently pulling off a 2-1 win over the Galaxy in Los Angeles. The Revs possess the third-worst record in the league, but since that league is MLS, they sit only three points out of a playoff position. All that is to say that this is hardly a lost season for New England despite winning only twice through their first dozen games.
The Union are returning to action after a disappointing U.S. Open Cup defeat two weeks ago, but they do so well-rested and nearly at full strength. Most notably, Andre Blake is away at the Gold Cup. Though Matt Freese started in the Open Cup game, that was largely due to international player restrictions, so expect Carlos Miguel Coronel to make his fourth start of the year. Marco Fabian is still listed as questionable. His last start came on May 11.
Philadelphia Union: Carlos Miguel Coronel; Ray Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Kai Wagner; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya, Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson; Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos
New England Revolution: Brad Knighton; Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, Jalil Anibaba, DeJuan Jones; Luis Caicedo; Diego Fagundez, Carles Gil, Juan Agudelo, Cristian Penilla; Teal Bunbury
How to Watch
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
When: 7 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TV: PHL17, NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)*
Radio: Union Radio
Viewing Parties: Sons of Ben
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