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8 Reasons to watch Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

  1. Alejandro Bedoya will make his Union debut on Saturday in New England, which will make Bedoya the most capped (53) U.S. Men’s National Team player to ever don a Union kit.
 

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  1. Philadelphia’s Charlie Davies and Alejandro Bedoya – players added to the team in just the last week – will bring 60 caps of USMNT experience to the field for the Union Saturday.

 

  1. The Philadelphia Union offense is the third-highest scoring attack in the MLS with a total of 38 goals, while the New England Revolution defense is tied with NYCFC for the league high in goals allowed (40).

 

  1. All eight of Philadelphia’s victories have come against Eastern Conference opponents this season, and the Union boast an (8-5-4) all-time MLS record against the Revs.  

 

  1. Saturday will be a rematch of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals, where the Revolution bounced the Union from the tournament 4-2 in penalty kicks after Philadelphia tied things up with a 90th-minute equalizer.

 

  1. Andre Blake has been magnificent against New England in league play, posting a 0.67 goals-against average in his three career MLS matches against the Revs.

 

  1. The Union and the Revolution are both playoff contenders, and only separated by one spot in the latest Eastern Conference standings.

 

  1. In what will be only his second game with the Union, forward Charlie Davies will return to Gillette Stadium as a competitor for the first time since being traded from New England Aug. 4.

 

 

 

 


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