Reasons to Watch: Union vs. New England Revolution

The Union will travel north to Boston this weekend to face off against New England Revolution. Kick-off for the match is set to 7:30 p.m. ET, and there are plenty of reasons to tune in and watch the Boys in Blue.

Shutout win

The Union will play their fourth game in 12 days when the team takes on New England tomorrow night. Last time the Union faced off against the Revs, the team won a 3-0 shutout at home. The Boys in Blue earned three points and rose three spots in the Eastern Conference standings. Striker CJ Sapong added his ninth goal of the season during the match before recording his 10th goal against Columbus Crew SC Wednesday. Fafa Picault and Roland Alberg also added a goal each, leading the Union to their hard earned win. Sapong looks to add more goals under his belt in an already impressive season so far when the two teams meet again.

Competition

On the road this time against New England, the Union look to climb up from their eighth place spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The competition is close with the Revs only lagging a few points behind the Union in 10th place. If the Union secure a win, the team will be tied for seventh place in the East with Orlando City SC. In what essentially equates to a six-point game, both teams will be scrapping to get the win.

Pontius returns

Union midfielder Chris Pontius will also return to Philadelphia after winning the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the US Men's National Team. It will be the first time since the team's match against DC United on June 24 that the Union will have a full roster to choose from for playing time. Alejandro Bedoya returned from the Gold Cup last week for the birth of his new baby, while goalkeeper Andre Blake will remain out of the game due to a hand injury from the Gold Cup. 


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