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Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution | MLS Match Preview

PHILADELPHIA UNION vs. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
TALEN ENERGY STADIUM, Chester, Pennsylvania
March 20, 2016 (WEEK 3, MLS GAME #28)
2:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE, CSN-NE, 6abc)

Philadelphia Union will look to get their home season started off on the right foot when they meet the New England Revolution in an Eastern Conference matchup on Sunday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium. Union returned from their two-game opening road swing with one victory, coming off a 2-1 win at Columbus Crew SC last weekend. The Revolution have started off the young season with a pair of draws, opening their home campaign with a goalless result with D.C. United at Gillette Stadium last weekend.

  • Chris Pontius scored multiple goals in a game for the sixth time in his MLS career – the first since the 2012 season – netting his first goals as a member of Philadelphia Union in his new club’s first victory of the season, a 2-1 defeat of Columbus Crew SC on Saturday evening.
  • The Revolution reached a draw for a second consecutive match in opening their home campaign at Gillette Stadium with a goalless draw with D.C. United. The Revs are undefeated in their last 10 home openers, dating back to 2007.
  • The teams reached a 1-1 draw in their third meeting a year ago, Sept. 26 at Gillette Stadium – the first time in four encounters the road team did not win. The Revolution won both matches at PPL Park a year ago, a 2-1 win April 19 and a 1-0 win Aug. 29.
  • The Revs have won the last three meetings in Chester, dating back to a 5-3 win May 17, 2014. The last home win in the series was a 1-0 Union win March 15, 2014 at PPL Park.


REFEREE: Nima Saghafi. AR1 (bench): Sean Hurd; AR2 (opposite): Adam Wienckowski; 4th: Alan Kelly
MLS Career: First game.

SUSPENDED: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Union 7 wins, 24 goals … Revolution 5 wins, 24 goals … Ties 4
AT PHILADELPHIA (9 meetings): Union 4 wins, 14 goals … Revolution 3 wins, 14 goals … Ties 2
RETURN MATCH: 8/13: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m. ET

LAST YEAR (MLS)
4/19: PHI 1, NE 2 (Maidana 42 – Davies 64; Bunbury 76)
8/29: PHI 0, NE 1 (Fagundez 51)
9/26: NE 1, PHI 1 (Nguyen 36 – Aristeguieta 65)

  • The teams reached a 1-1 draw in their third meeting a year ago, Sept. 26 at Gillette Stadium – the first time in four encounters the road team did not win. The Revolution won both matches at PPL Park a year ago, a 2-1 win April 19 and a 1-0 win Aug. 29.
  • The Revs have won the last three meetings in Chester, dating back to a 5-3 win May 17, 2014. The last home win in the series was a 1-0 Union win March 15, 2014 at PPL Park.
  • Coaches record: Jim Curtin vs. NE: P4 W1 L2 D1 … Jay Heaps vs. PHI: P12 W5 L5 D2

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Current Form

Philadelphia
D
L
L
W
L
W
New England
L
L
W
L
D
D

Season Goal Leaders

Philadelphia UnionNew England Revolution
Chris Pontius2Charlie Davies1
Daigo Kobayashi1
Diego Fagundez1

Season Stats

Philadelphia UnionNew England Revolution
2Games Played2
1Wins0
1Losses0
0Draws2
2Goals3
3Goals Conceded3
17Shots21
6Shots on Target9
19Fouls committed28
25Fouls suffered26
0Offside5
8Corners6

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
PHI1010021
NE1001031.5
01234+Avg
PHI000000
NE100000
01234+Avg
PHI101001
NE000103

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
PHI0110031.5
NE1001031.5
01234+Avg
PHI000000
NE100000
01234+Avg
PHI011001.5
NE000103
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