Philadelphia Union vs DC United: Major League Soccer Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

The hosts are heading into the tie on the back of a goalless draw against Columbus Crew, while DC United defeated Orlando City 5-3.

Philadelphia Union's training session ahead of the MLS fixture against DC United on Friday; Credit: Twitter/@PhilaUnion

Philadelphia Union will host DC United in a Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture at Subaru Park on Friday night. The hosts are heading into the tie on the back of a goalless draw against Columbus Crew last Sunday, while DC United got the better of Orlando City 5-3 in an entertaining match at Exploria stadium. Philadelphia are going through a brilliant season and are currently placed second in the Eastern Conference table with 30 points from 18 games. The visitors are languishing at the 13th spot in the 14-team table with just 17 points from 16 games. 

Philadelphia are just two points adrift of leaders NY Red Bulls, but the U have a game in hand and a victory against DC United would help them move to the summit of the standings. Last Sunday, Jim Curtin’s men missed a chance to go to the top after being held to a 0-0 draw at field. Philadelphia were way below their best, creating just four goal-scoring chances and recording only two shots on target in the entries match. Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s latest form hasn’t been very great, registering just two wins from their last 12 games across all competitions. 

DC United on the other hand have won just five of their 16 MLS games this season and one of those victories came against Orlando City in their latest outing. Last Monday, Taxiarchis Fountas netted a hat-trick while Kimarni smith and Nigel Robertha scored one goal each to help the Black-and-Red earn three points. It was a clinical performance from Chad Ashton’s men as they managed to score five goals from just six shots on target. DC United will need to produce more such positive results to move up in the table.

Probable Lineups

Philadelphia midfielder Jose Martinez is back from suspension and is available for selection. Head coach Curtin is unlikely to make any changes to the back three consisting of Glesnes, Elliott and Findlay. Wagner and Gazdag would occupy the flanks with Bedoya, Mbazio and Flach forming the midfield trio. As for DC United, Ashton is likely to stick with the same starting lineup that got the job done against Orlando City. Last game’s hat-trick hero Fountas is expected to lead the attack alongside Kamara. 

Philadelphia Union probable starting lineup: Blake; Glesnes, Elliott, Findlay; Wagner, Flach, Bedoya, Mbazio, Gazdag; Donovan, Burke. 

DC United probable starting lineup: Romo; Gressel, Pines, Birnbaum, Hines-Ike, Guediri; Durkin, Skundrich, Estrada; Fountas, Kamara

Philadelphia Union vs DC United Live Schedule and Fixture

The Major League Soccer encounter between Philadelphia Union and DC United will take place at Subaru Park and it will kickoff at 5:00 am IST on July 9, Saturday.

Philadelphia Union vs DC UnitedKey Details
DateJuly 8 (USA)
VenueSubaru Park
Kickoff time in India5:00 am (Saturday)
Kickoff time in USA7:30 pm (Friday)

Where to watch Philadelphia Union vs DC United?

The Major League Soccer matches are televised on different networks in various countries. In the United States, these matches are shown on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Fox, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, UniMás, TUDN. In the Indian subcontinent, the matches are televised on Eurosport.

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