The Philadelphia Union are on the brink of playing in the team’s fourth finals in just five years. Except to get there they need to go through the Portland Timbers. A team that owns the series matchup. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2015 to find the only Union win.
The U come into Wednesday night looking to keep their good fortunes going. The MLS is Back tournament has been a showcase for some of the young talent like Brenden Aaronson, who had a gem of a game against Sporting Kansas City. It also took to that game for the Sergio Santos to get going, let us not forget his 70-yard dash against KC. If the quarter final showed Philly fans anything, it is this team has a few finishers on it.
As of writing the Union only have one person listed on the injury report, Warren Creavalle. Creavalle has been listed day to day since the New England game. Before the Sporting Kansas City Game Jim Curtin said “(He) picked up a minor hamstring towards the end of the game.”
For Portland, their trip to the semifinals wasn’t so easy. The Timbers first game in the knockout stage went to Penalty kicks. Then in the quarter finals an early penalty allowed New York City Football Club to get the lead early. However, Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco came off the bench to help lead the Timbers to the W.
The Timbers have a total of four players on the injury report. Dairon Asprilla and Andres Flores will not be available for selection. Asprilla is out with a new injury and Flores is listed as unavailable. Former Union player, Marco Farfan is listed as questionable with a right ankle injury. Yimmi Chara is also listed as questionable with a right thigh injury.
HOW TO WATCH
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
When: 8:00 p.m., Wednesday August 5
TV: FS1, TUDN, fuboTV*
Streaming: Fox Sports App, TUDN App
Radio: Fox Sports The Gambler 1480 AM and 105.3 HD2
Audio Streaming: IHeart Radio App, Fox Sports The Gambler
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