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  • May 13, 2012
  • • 12:40 PM
  • • Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 18193
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - New York Red Bulls

The home side has won this fixture every time, but an undermanned defense and sputtering offense for Philly might test that statistic.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Harrison; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Gaddis; Daniel, Carroll, Gomez, Adu; Pajoy, Herdling.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Roger Torres (L knee surgery recovery); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion); GK Zac MacMath (concussion symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: DF Chris Albright (L big toe sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Danny Califf (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Gabriel Farfan (L hamstring strain)
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Barklage, Holgersson, Ruthven, Lade; Ballouchy, McCarty, Lindpere, Solli; Richards, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); FW Thierry Henry (R hamstring strain); DF Stephen Keel (back strain); DF Wilman Conde (L groin strain); MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In the four all-time meetings, the home side has won every time. The last encounter, in October 2011, sealed a playoff appearance for New York.
  • The Union have seven points from eight games, second worst in the East and well behind New York, 19 points from 10 games and second best in the East.
  • Philly's pathetic tally of five goals scored in 2012 (tied for worst in the league) is dwarfed by New York's 20. Kenny Cooper and Thierry Henry alone have combined for 17.
  • Juan Agudelo returned from a knee injury to appear as a substitute in the 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy, his first appearance since the season opener. That game also marked Ryan Meara's third straight shutout. The rookie leads MLS with 37 saves.
  • Gabriel Farfan is suspended for this game. The 23-year-old started a midweek friendly against Schalke 04, which Philly won 2-1.

Players to watch

L. Pajoy

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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R. Meara

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

New York RB

Wins
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0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
78%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
0 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY

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