Reasons to Watch: Union vs. Toronto FC

Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this Friday when they play host to the defending MLS Champions, Toronto FC. Kick-off for Friday’s match is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on PHL17. As Friday’s contest inches closer, we give you three reasons to watch.

Home Cookin’

The Union have had an incredible amount of success at Talen Energy Stadium in the last calendar year. Dating back to June of 2017, Philadelphia owns a home record of 11-3-3 in MLS regular-season competition. In those 17 matches, the Union have scored three or more goals eight times. The club is currently on a four-match home winning streak in all competitions and have not lost inside of Talen Energy Stadium since April.

Midfield Mystery

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin will have decisions to make this Friday when filling out his Starting XI. After Haris Medunjanin was issued a red card in the club’s match against Atlanta United and Captain Alejandro Bedoya’s status remains uncertain during the appeal process, the Union midfield slots are up for grabs. Philadelphia has proven their depth this season and will be tested on Friday if other members of the roster are called upon.

Czech Yes for Home Numbers   

Borek Dockal has come alive in recent week and his form at home this season has not gone unnoticed. Overall in 2018, Dockal has recorded three goals and six assists in his first season in MLS. All of his goals have come at Talen Energy Stadium and five of his six assists have been recorded inside of Talen Energy Stadium. As the Union play their final match before the World Cup Break, fans will want to keep a close on Dockal against Toronto FC.


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