Starting XI vs. LAFC

Union vs. LAFC Starting XI and Lineup Notes, presented by ACME

Philadelphia Union will face off against Los Angeles Football Club tonight in their only matchup of the 2018 seasons, with kick off set for 8 p.m. ET on PHL17. Below is the starting lineup and notes.

Starting XI: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya; Marcus Epps, Ilsinho, Fafa Picault; CJ Sapong

Bench: John McCarthy, Fabinho, Jack Elliott, Derrick Jones, Anthony Fontana, David Accam, Cory Burke

  • Andre Blake registered his fifth clean sheet of the year last week in the win against Vancouver. Blake’s five shutouts are tied for the third most in MLS this season.
  • Keegan Rosenberry has appeared in 15 MLS matches this season, surpassing his games played total from 2017.
  • Mark McKenzie was named to the Major League Soccer Team of the Week for his performance against Vancouver last week in the Union’s 4-0 victory. 
  • Auston Trusty is the only outfield player on Philadelphia’s roster to start every MLS contest in 2018.
  • On June 23rd, 2018, Ray Gaddis registered his ninth shot of the season, which is now a career-high in shots for a single season.  Gaddis has recorded more shots this season than in the three previous seasons combined.
  • Warren Creavalle will be making his sixth appearance of the season for the Union tonight. Philadelphia owns a 3-2-0 record in 2018 when Creavalle appears in a match. 
  • Union Captain Alejandro Bedoya recorded his fourth assist of the season last Saturday, tying a MLS career high for assists in a season.  Philadelphia owns a record of 4-0-1 in 2018 when Bedoya records a goal or an assist in a match.  
  • Marcus Epps will be making his sixth start of the season tonight against LAFC. Epps has set a new career-high in assists this season.
  • Ilsinho has recorded four goals this season for Philadelphia, three of the four have coming when the Brazilian has been in the Starting XI.
  • Fafa Picault tied a career-high for shots recorded in a match with six last week against Vancouver. He also scored a last-minute penalty in the shutout against Vancouver.
  • CJ Sapong will be making his 15th start for the Union this season. Last week against Vancouver, Sapong recorded three shots, the highest total in a match since April 28.

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