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How to watch: Union vs NYCFC in MLS is Back Tournament

Soccer is getting ready to restart in the United States

Philadelphia Union

The city of Brotherly Love will soon see all their major sport teams playing competitive games once again. No matter what your opinion is, this includes the Philadelphia Union. The U are currently in Florida getting ready to play in the MLS is Back tournament. A tournament, which has already seen one team withdrawn because of Covid-19.

To celebrate the return of sports, the Union are hosting a bunch of tv specials and watch parties for their first game since March. Tuesday Night saw a one-hour special on PHL17 hosted by Dave Leno and Union legend Sebastien Le Toux. The special highlighted the start and return of the boys in blue 2020 campaign. It also broke down the upcoming MLS is Back tournament.

The U also announced that each game will have a pre and/or postgame show on and the team’s social media accounts. Thursday’s game will feature a one-hour pregame show starting at 8 a.m. After the game fans will be able to watch a 30-minute postgame show. The Union announced that the shows will feature Dave Leno and Sebastien Le Toux.

Thursday, July 9, at 9 a.m. a select group of season ticket holders will take part in watch party at Subaru Park. Fans attending the socially distance watch party will be able to see the U take on NYCFC on the stadium’s new 109’ x 32’ HDR video board.

If you were not able to get into Subaru Park for the watch party, there are still a few places you can grab some breakfast, gather with fellow fans and watch the Union take on NYCFC.

The Larimer
15 Engle St G Unit, Chester, PA 19013

West Chester Kildare’s Irish Pub
18 W Gay St, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

The Union also say some fans will receive a special invitation to join a virtual watch party during the U’s MLS is Back tournament matches. The U says fans maybe shown on the jumbotron at the match or during the broadcast.

How to watch at home
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 9 a.m. ET, Thursday July 9
Streaming: WatchESPN App
Radio: 102.5 FM, 105.3 HD2, 1480 AM
Audio Stream: iHeart App