Reasons to Watch: Union vs. Orlando City SC

Philadelphia Union host Orlando City SC this Friday at Talen Energy Stadium. Kick off for this prime-time match is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. As we get closer to Friday’s match, we give you three reasons to watch.

Good Times at Talen

Philadelphia Union have made a habit of earning points at home over the past year In the last 11 months Philadelphia owns a record of 11-2-3 at Talen Energy Stadium. Against Orlando City, the Union own an all-time record of 3-1-0 at home including a 6-1 win in the season finale last season which set a franchise record for largest margin of victory.

Captain Ale

Union Captain Alejandro Bedoya has been in fantastic form to start the 2018 campaign. The midfielder has been all over the pitch for Philadelphia being the forefront for a Union midfield that has allowed the least amount of goals in the Eastern Conference with four, along with two other clubs. Bedoya himself has really shined on the pitch as the United States Men’s National Team Captain has recorded a goal or an assist in four of his last six matches dating back to last season.

New Look Orlando

Orlando City SC comes to town with a brand new look. The Lions added MLS mainstays Sacha Kljestan and Justin Meram to their squad in 2018. The two have done damage in MLS over the past few years as Kljestan racked up 51 assists and 16 goals in three seasons with the Red Bulls, while Meram set a career high in goals scored with 13, reaching double-digit goals for the first time in his career as he led the Crew to the Eastern Conference Final for the second straight year.

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