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Philadelphia Union vs. Inter Miami CF | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 14
Philadelphia Union vs. Inter Miami CF
Subaru Park – Chester
September 27 – 7:30 PM ET

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

LOCAL TV: MyTV33 (Miami), UniMas Miami, PHL17

With three victories and a draw in their last four games, the Philadelphia Union will be looking to continue their winning ways and remain within striking distance of Eastern Conference-leading Columbus Crew SC Sunday night when they host an Inter Miami team looking to bounce back from their heaviest defeat to date.

The Union (7W-2L-4D) are coming off a 0-0 draw against FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium, while Miami (3W-8L-2D) suffered a 4-1 homedefeat to the New York Red Bulls.

Philadelphia defeated Inter Miami 2-1 in the first-ever meeting at the MLS is Back Tournament with Kacper Przybylko breaking a 1-all deadlock in the 63rd minute.

Philadelphia Union

A three-match winning streak was snapped, but the Union picked up points for the 11th time in the last 12 games Wednesday in a 0-0 road draw against FC Cincinnati. 

"With the turf, with the short rest, a zero on the road and a point is still positive," Jim Curtin said. "But overall, not our sharpest with the ball and that's something we need to work on and improve going into Miami."

On Wednesday, MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert reported the Philadelphia Union and RB Salzburg have reached a verbal agreement over the transfer of Brenden Aaronson. The Homegrown midfielder will remain with the Union through the end of the 2020 season before joining Salzburg.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jack Elliott (D) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kai Wagner (D) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Warren Creavalle (M) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ray Gaddis (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: Alejandro Bedoya (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Jamiro Monteiro (M)
  • International duty:  None

Inter Miami CF

A Red Bulls team that had been reeling and struggling to create scoring chances put a season-high four goals past their former goalkeeper in Inter Miami’s most lopsided defeat and first home loss of their inaugural season.

“We didn’t start the game right. We didn’t respect our opponent,” Robles said in a video conference call after the match. “And any time you come onto the field thinking that it’s going to be a kickaround and that you can go through the motions and you’re such a good team that you can just play teams off the park, I think it’s the wrong mentality to have.”

There's a possibility Gonzalo Higuain could make his Inter Miami debut Sunday, coach Diego Alonso said. 

"Gonzalo is working on the paperwork to be available,” Alonso told media. “We still don’t know what will happen for Sunday.”

“He already knows his teammates, he’s had several trainings with them and they’ve interacted on different drills,” Alonso continued. “We’ve talked a lot about the way we play, we’ve watched videos, and we’ve worked a lot. And If he’s available for Sunday, of course he’s going to travel.”

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Acosta (M) - left knee injury
    • OUT: David Norman Jr (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: Denso Ulysse (D) - left lower leg injury
    • OUT: Julián Carranza (F) - lower leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Nicolas Figal (D), Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the second all-time meeting between the Philadelphia Union and Inter Miami CF with the Union winning 2-1 at the MLS is Back Tournament.

Officials

  • Referee: Elton Garcia
  • Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official: Robert Sibiga
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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Previous Meetings

Current Form

Philadelphia
W
L
W
W
W
D
Miami
D
D
W
L
W
L

Season Stats

Philadelphia UnionInter Miami CF
13Games Played13
7Wins3
2Losses8
4Draws2
21Goals12
11Goals Conceded19
111Shots114
58Shots on Target51
174Fouls committed208
117Fouls suffered194
29Offside30
60Corners51

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
PHI71122211.6
MIA73210120.9
01234+Avg
PHI211012
MIA211101.2
01234+Avg
PHI500211.4
MIA521000.8

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
PHI74110110.8
MIA54301191.5
01234+Avg
PHI320000.8
MIA211011.6
01234+Avg
PHI421100.9
MIA332001.4
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