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Philadelphia Union's first round match up against New York Red Bulls in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs is just days away and that means all eyes are on all players on the squad. MLSSoccer.com senior writer Matthew Doyle turned his attention to the Boys in Blue and the three players he is keeping his eyes on in the contest at Talen Energy Stadium.


Below you can see what Doyle had to saw and you can read his entire article featuring all the Eastern Conference here.


Jamiro Monteiro (MF):
Monteiro is one of the very best newcomers in the league, an all-around ball-winning, pass-spraying central midfielder who excels at disrupting opposing d-mids when they try to build out. He also contributes a ton in attack – though he has to settle his hair-trigger on hopeless 28-yard shots.


Ilsinho (W):
The Brazilian hasn't been quite as electrifying since the end of August, but he's still one of the most dominant and consistently entertaining wide players in the league. The Union are infinitely better going forward when he's on the field (though NYCFC ruthlessly exploited his defensive shortcomings in the season finale).


Andre Blake (GK):
Each of the past few years you could've argued that Blake was the strongest part of Philly, but not in 2019. The Jamaican No. 1 has had a very, very tough season for both club and country, and he's probably more likely to lose them a game than win them one right now. The Union don't have that kind of room for error.

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