ATL_Preseason

Philadelphia Union kicks off its busy preseason slate with a 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs rematch against Atlanta United FC. While the match is closed to the public, be sure to follow along with updates from the friendly taking place at IMG Academy which is set to begin at 11 a.m. ET.


12:50 p.m. That's a wrap from IMG Academy as the Boys in Blue open preseason play with a 4-0 setback against Atlanta United's first choice starting XI. The Union continue preseason play on Saturday, February 1st with a closed door scrimmage against Chicago Fire FC. Be sure check back on PhiladelphiaUnion.com for postmatch reaction and highlights.


12:30 p.m. Boys in Blue looking to finish strong the opening friendly ticks closer to the end. One change to report as Union II teammates replace one another. Shanyder Borgelin in, Issa Rayyan off.

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12:10 p.m. Some changes from Head Coach Jim Curtin and the technical staff. Line up is as follows:
Joe Bendik; Matt Real, Jamoi Topey, Cole Turner, Olivier Mbaizo; Jack de Vries, Trialist, El Brujo, Anthony Fontana, Issa Rayyan; Kacper Przybylko.


*= signed player for Philadelphia Union II.


12:00 p.m. Second half about to kick off. Will provide second half lineup shortly

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11:45 a.m. Couple more photos from the first half of play.

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Match Blog: Preseason opener vs. Atlanta United -

11:20 a.m. It's a physical one to open the preseason. Defense being tested by the speed of Atlanta.

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11 a.m. We're underway at IMG Academy! Here's how Jim Curtin has the Union lined up to start.

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10:50 a.m. Some more warmup shots before the opening whistle!

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Match Blog: Preseason opener vs. Atlanta United -

10:30 a.m. Olivier Mbaizo and Cole Turner are getting loose ahead of today's exhibition.

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10:15 a.m. The Boys in Blue have arrived at IMG Academy ahead of their friendly against Atlanta.

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