Marquez vs. Fire

Game Notes vs. Chicago Fire (April 2)

Philadelphia Union enter the weekend tied for first place in the Eastern Conference table. After dropping their first match of the season, the Union have won two in a row against Columbus Crew SC and New England Revolution.

At home against the Revs, the Union got up 1-0 early on a C.J. Sapong goal that squeaked between Bobby Shuttleworth and the left goal-post in the 18th minute. Sapong added another goal in the 33rd. The Union added a stoppage time goal from Sebastien Le Toux to seal the victory. Andre Blake recorded his first clean sheet of the season with two saves.

Chicago Fire is coming off a scoreless draw with Columbus Crew SC. Matt Lampson recorded four saves in the shutout. The Fire currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference table.

It will be a reunion for both head coaches, as Jim Curtin will go up against his former Chicago side for fourth time. Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic played for the Union in 2011. 

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