Solidifying the Group
Following Philadelphia Union's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies tonight, Head Coach Jim Curtin has a strong idea of who will be in the Starting XI come opening day against New England Revolution on March 3. Despite the team falling short, Curtin was able to see who will be able to step up on the pitch this season and carry the team to victory.
No Injuries Tonight
After tonight's match, Curtin spoke on the status of the club's health. There were no injuries suffered in the final match of the 2018 preseason tournament and the squad will return to Chester with a clean bill of health for the guys who participated in tonight's contest. With the exception of Ilsinho, all First Team members on the roster are expected to participate in full-training activities this upcoming week.
Fabinho ready to Play In Home Opener
Last Wednesday in the Union's preseason match versus Montreal Impact, defender Fabinho was taken out in the second half due to a hamstring injury. After resting and further evaluation, Curtin reaffirmed that Fabinho will be ready to play and start in the team's Home Opener. So far this preseason, Fabinho has served as a role model for the younger guys on the squad both on and off the pitch and is a valuable player to the backline.