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Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union | MLS is Back Tournament, Group A

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group A, Matchday 2
New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thurs., July 9 – 9:00 AM ET

TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

 

Two Eastern Conference contenders will get the action started on Matchday 2 of the MLS is Back Tournament, as New York City FC take on the Philadelphia Union in Group A.

NYCFC will look to right the ship after starting their 2020 campaign with a pair of tough 1-0 road defeats, first against Columbus Crew SC March 1, then against Toronto FC on March 7. While it wasn't the way they would have liked to start the year, it should be noted that they were juggling the start of the league season with Concacaf Champions League obligations, so a clean slate and healthy roster should bode well for an NYCFC side that still boasts one of the league's more talented rosters.

Philadelphia took a 2-0 defeat against FC Dallas on the road in their season-opener on Feb. 29, but followed that up with a 3-3 draw against mighty LAFC at Banc of California Stadium on March 8 that was an instant classic. Coming off a playoff campaign last season, Jim Curtin's side could make a statement of intent with a positive result in their tournament opener.

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NYCFC
W
L
W
L
L
L
Philadelphia
L
L
W
L
L
D

Season Stats

New York City FCPhiladelphia Union
2Games Played2
0Wins0
2Losses1
0Draws1
0Goals3
2Goals Conceded5
9Shots17
6Shots on Target8
29Fouls committed29
18Fouls suffered17
0Offside8
3Corners12

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NYC2000000
PHI1001031.5
01234+Avg
NYC000000
PHI000000
01234+Avg
NYC200000
PHI100101.5

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NYC0200021
PHI0011052.5
01234+Avg
NYC000000
PHI000000
01234+Avg
NYC020001
PHI001102.5
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