MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - D.C. United
Freddy Adu takes on the club where his pro career began in a match with big playoff implications.
By Allen Ramsey
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Nakazawa, Califf, Valdes, G. Farfan; Carroll, Torres, Okugo, Adu; Le Toux, Paunovic.||
OUT: GK Faryd Mondragon (R finger fracture); GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Sheanon Williams (R hamstring contusion); MF Stefani Miglioranzi (R knee inflammation)
PROBABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (L calf strain); FW Danny Mwanga (R hip flexor strain)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Kitchen, White, McDonald, Woolard; Simms, Najar, De Rosario, Simms; Davies, Wolff.
OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); MF Chris Pontius (R tibia fracture); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Steve Cronin (R shoulder strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (R hamstring strain)
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A draw in Kansas City extended the Union's unbeaten streak to four games and also ended a run of back-to-back road losses.
- Sebastien Le Toux has seven goals in his last seven games, having again scored in back-to-back games, in a stretch where Philadelphia has scored 10 times. After 22 games this season, Le Toux had just one goal.
- United will once again be trying to win consecutive games. The club has not been able to put together consecutive wins at all season and, along with New England and Vancouver, it is one of only three teams without a winning streak.
- Dwayne De Rosario scored three time before the 31st minute in his last match, the fastest hat trick in MLS history.
- Carlos Ruiz, who has since left the Philadelphia, scored the equalizer in the 84th minute as the Union came from a goal down twice to finish with a draw.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 2-0 D.C. United
- 16.67 %
Philadelphia Union 1-1 D.C. United
- 13.33 %
Philadelphia Union 2-1 D.C. United
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 10, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 21, 2013||D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 20, 2012||Philadelphia Union 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 19, 2012||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|Oct 26, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Sep 27, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|3||Carlos Enrique Valdes||Defender|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
|13||Austin da Luz||Midfielder|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
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