Philadelphia have drawn eight of the 15 matches they have played so far this season. They have lost only once but the amount of draws have cost them massively.
Leaders New York City FC will take on Philadelphia Union in what is billed as a title showdown in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. The match which will take place at the Subaru Park will see two teams separated by just one point coming off against each other. There is still some way to go in the season, however, a victory in the upcoming clash could help the winning side gain a good momentum.
New York City FC will be heading into this fixture as the favourites following their recent run of good results. They won four of the last five matches in the league. The other match was the one they drew against Colorado in their last league outing on 20th June. New York City FC currently have 27 points from 14 games in the Eastern Conference of MLS.
On the other hand, Philadelphia Union have been struggling for consistency massively in recent games. In their last five games, they have managed to win only once and drew the remaining four matches. Infact Philadelphia have drawn eight of the 15 matches they have played so far this season. They have lost only once but the amount of draws have cost them massively. Overall they have 26 points, one shy of New York City FC in the table.
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There are a few injury concerns both sides have to deal with in the upcoming clash. The home side could miss the services of Mikael Uhre due to injury. It will be interesting to see who will replace him in the starting lineup. On the other hand, the visitors have a bit more players possibly missing due to injuries. Anton Tinnerholm and Gabriel Pereira will definitely be out of the clash. Major question marks are also hanging over the participation of Kevin O’Toole.
Philadelphia Union possible line-up: Blake, Wagner, Glesnes, Elliott, Harriel, McGlynn, Bedoya, Martinez, Gazdag, Burke, Carranza
New York City FC possible line-up: Johnson, Gray, Callens, Martins, Amundsen, Parks, Morales, Rodriguez, Magno, Moralez, Castellanos
The Major League Soccer encounter between Philadelphia Union and New York City FC will take place at Subaru Park and it will kickoff at 3:30 am IST on June 27, Monday.
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.