Philadelphia Union return to the pitch this Saturday night when they host Real Salt Lake at Talen Energy Stadium for Military Appreciation Night. The Union will look to continue to build off a strong performance in their last outing which earned them three points in a road contest at Montreal Impact.
As the Union prepare for their weekend contest against Real Salt Lake, we give you the two best fantasy options on our squad that you should put in your fantasy lineup this week.
Andre Blake $6.6
The big man in net is essentially a no brainer for any fantasy owner in the MLS fantasy landscape. In the last calendar year, Blake has kept opponents off the scoresheet with a goals against average of 1.36. This weekend Blake is playing at home where his numbers in the last year flirt with absurdity. At Talen Energy Stadium since May 19, 2017, Blake owns an impressive record of 8-2-3 and five shutouts. In that same stretch, Blake owns a goals-against average of 0.92 at Talen Energy Stadium. With the Union welcoming Real Salt Lake to town, fans everywhere can expect Blake to rise to the occasion on his home turf and put up yet another spectacular performance.
Haris Medunjanin $8.6
The maestro with a glorious left foot should be on everyone’s radar this weekend. Haris Medunjanin has proven to be a magician on the pitch for Philadelphia when he gets touches on the ball. In 44 career matches for Philadelphia Union, Medunjanin has logged 13 assists and scored three times. Medunjanin logged his first goal of the season this past weekend to supply the insurance goal for Philadelphia as they left Montreal for three points. A note for fantasy owners to be aware of is Medunjanin’s performance at Talen Energy Stadium. The Bosnian has played 22 matches at the Friendly Confines and has recorded 10 assists in those contests. With the Union returning home, fantasy owners should pencil in the midfielder as he looks to continue that run of home form.