The Philadelphia Union will host New England Revolution on Sunday, March 20 in the club’s 2016 home opener at Talen Energy Stadium. The match will air live on 6abc with scheduled kick at 2:30 p.m. A half-hour pre-game show will start at 2 p.m.
The Union are 7-5-4 all-time against New England and 4-3-2 all-time at home. In the last meeting between the two club on Sept. 26, 2015, Andre Blake made a franchise-record 10 saves as the Union held on for a draw at Gillette Stadium. The Union also hosted New England twice last year, but lost both matches.
The Union are coming off of a 2-1 road win against defending Eastern Conference champion Columbus Crew SC. Offseason acquisition Chris Pontius scored two goals and Blake made six saves to help the Union earn three points. Pontius’ brace was the first for the Union since Conor Casey’s against San Jose on Sept. 5, 2015.
New England has started the year with a pair of draws on both ends of the excitement spectrum. In the season opener, the Revolution drew with Houston 3-3 after scoring a 93rd minute goal to equalize. Last week, they drew 0-0 with D.C. United.
The Union will have their first off week of the season during MLS Week 4. After that, they’ll hit the road again to face Chicago Fire on April 2. During next week’s off week, Blake will be away on international duty as Jamaica takes on Costa Rica in 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
Game Notes: http://bit.ly/1RrzzdG
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- Head coach Jim Curtin
- Midfielder Chris Pontius
- Goalkeeper Andre Blake
- Midfielder Warren Creavalle
- Defender Richie Marquez
- Revolution head coach Jay Heaps
- Revolution midfielder Gershon Koffie
- Revolution forward Juan Agudelo
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