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Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 12
Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Talen Energy Stadium — San Jose
May 18 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Winners of three consecutive matches, the Philadelphia Union are off to their best start ever and will face a stiff challenge when the Seattle Sounders come to Talen Energy Stadium Saturday night.

The Union (7-3-2) are coming off an impressive 2-1 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field with Jamiro Monteiro breaking a 1-all draw with the decisive goal, his second in MLS, in the 68th minute. Philadelphia have outscored opponents 14-3 in its current five-match unbeaten streak. 

The Sounders (7-1-4) are also unbeaten in five straight and have back-to-back wins after defeating Orlando City SC, 2-1, Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field. Raul Ruidiaz and Handwalla Bwana, who came on for an injured Jordan Morris, scored the goals.

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Matt Freese (GK) - oblique strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Warren Creavalle (D) - left hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marco Fabian (M) - left ankle sprain/strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Mark McKenzie (D), Matthew Real (D)

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Morris (F) - right hamstring strain
    • OUT: Victor Rodríguez(M) - left hamstring strain
    • OUT: Gustav Svensson (M) - left hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chad Marshall (D) - right knee inflammation
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Nicolas Lodeiro (M)
  • International duty: Danny Leyva (M), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (F)

Series Matchup at Union

  • Union: 3 wins, 0 goals
  • Sounders: 0 wins, 4 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
  • Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Eric Boria
  • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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Season Stats

Philadelphia UnionSeattle Sounders FC
12Games Played12
7Wins7
3Losses1
2Draws4
23Goals22
12Goals Conceded14
123Shots113
64Shots on Target51
142Fouls committed135
118Fouls suffered150
33Offside23
54Corners80

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
PHI23421231.9
SEA15312221.8
01234+Avg
PHI012212.8
SEA033112
01234+Avg
PHI222001
SEA120011.5

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
PHI45210121
SEA44301141.2
01234+Avg
PHI320100.8
SEA332000.9
01234+Avg
PHI132001.2
SEA111011.8
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