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Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution | MLS Match Preview

PHILADELPHIA UNION vs NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
PPL PARK, Chester, Pa.
April 19, 2015 (WEEK 7, MLS Game #64)
5 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Two clubs in the thick of the Eastern Conference reckoning meet when Philadelphia Union return home to take on the New England Revolution on Sunday afternoon at PPL Park before an ESPN2 audience. Union are coming off a successful home-and-home series with New York City FC, heading back to Chester with a point from a 1-1 draw at midweek. The Revolution have made it four games without loss after starting the season with back-to-back losses, coming off a scoreless draw with Columbus Crew SC at Gillette Stadium last weekend.

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REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): Adam Wienckowski; AR2 (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Robert Sibiga
MLS Career: 132 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 32; pens: 42

SUSPENDED: none
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: PHI: Maurice Edu … NE: Andy Dorman
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Union 7 wins, 22 goals … Revolution 3 wins, 20 goals … Ties 3
AT PHILADELPHIA (7 meetings): Union 4 wins, 13 goals … Revolution 1 win, 11 goals … Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 8/29: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution, 7 p.m. ET; 9/26: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m. ET
LAST YEAR (MLS):
3/15: PHI 1, NE 0 (Le Toux 31)
5/17: PHI 3, NE 5 (Nogueira 36; Williams 76; Le Toux 92+ -- Soares 13; Fagundez 26; Nguyen 49; Tierney 57; Mullins 67)
6/28: NE 1, PHI 3 (Sene 73 – Le Toux 42, 78; Cruz 69)

  • The road team won each of the last two league meetings between the clubs last season. The Revolution won 5-3 on May 17 at PPL Park; Union returned the favor with a 3-1 win at Gillette Stadium on June 28.
  • The teams also played a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal last season, Union with a 2-0 victory in Chester.
  • Coaches record: Jay Heaps vs. PHI: P9 W3 L5 D1 … Jim Curtin vs. NE: P1 W1 L0 D0
  • The Revolution extended their undefeated run to four games over the weekend, reaching a scoreless draw with Columbus Crew SC at Gillette Stadium, their second consecutive shutout.
  • Union goalkeeper John McCarthy was credited with the victory in his MLS debut, the 2-1 win against New York City FC on Saturday afternoon. McCarthy took the place of Algerian international Rais Mbohli and backstopped Union’s first win of 2015; a year ago he was USL PRO Goalkeeper of the Year with the Rochester Rhinos.
  • The road team won each of the last two league meetings between the clubs last season. The Revolution won 5-3 on May 17 at PPL Park; Union returned the favor with a 3-1 win at Gillette Stadium on June 28.
  • The teams also played a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal last season, Union with a 2-0 victory in Chester.

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Philadelphia
New England

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Philadelphia UnionNew England Revolution
7Games Played6
1Wins2
3Losses2
3Draws2
8Goals4
11Goals Conceded6
62Shots48
29Shots on Target20
83Fouls committed78
91Fouls suffered83
20Offside11
27Corners29

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
PHI3121081.1
NE4020040.7
01234+Avg
PHI201000.7
NE201000.7
01234+Avg
PHI111101.5
NE201000.7

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
PHI13120111.6
NE3111061.0
01234+Avg
PHI111001.0
NE210000.3
01234+Avg
PHI020202.0
NE101101.7
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