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Philadelphia Union opens the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs with a Round One showdown against rivals New York Red Bulls with the match presented by Independence Blue Cross. Kick off from Subaru Park is set for 2:30 p.m. ET with coverage on PHL17, Univision, TUDN, MLSSoccer.com and the MLS App.

STARTING XI

Andre Blake; Kai Wagner, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliott, Alvas Powell; Jose Martinez, Leon Flach, Alejandro Bedoya; Paxten Aaronson, Daniel Gazdag; Kacper Przybylko.

BENCH: Matt Freese (GK), Stuart Findlay, Nathan Harriel, Jesus Bueno, Quinn Sullivan, Jack McGlynn, Ilsinho, Sergio Santos, Cory Burke.

NOTES

  • Head Coach Jim Curtin continues with the 4-3-2-1 formation as the squad opens up the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • Leon Flach, Daniel Gazdag and Paxten Aaronson players get their first starts in postseason play.
  • Aaronson becomes the fifth homegrown player in club history to start an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs match, joining Brenden Aaronson, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty and Jack McInerney.
  • Team Captain Alejandro Bedoya makes his 6th start for the Boys in Blue in the postseason. The midfielder has scored two goals in those five previous starts including one against the Red Bulls in 2019.
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