Starting XI Union vs. D.C. United

Union vs. D.C. United Starting XI and Lineup Notes, presented by ACME

Philadelphia Union will take on Eastern Conference rival D.C. United tonight at Audi Field for their second meeting of the season. Kick off for the match is set for 8 p.m. ET on PHL17. Below is the starting lineup and notes.

Starting XI: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Auston Trusty, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; CJ Sapong, Borek Dockal, Fafa Picault; Cory Burke

Bench: John McCarthy; Mark McKenzie, Fabinho, Warren Creavalle, Derrick Jones, Ilsinho, David Accam

  • Andre Blake recorded his 11th victory of the season in a 1-0 win over New England Revolution this past weekend. The goalkeeper is now one win shy of tying the Union franchise record for wins in a season.
  • In the Union’s 3-2 win over D.C. United on April 28th, 2018, Keegan Rosenberry notched his first assist of the season on Ilsinho’s 37th-minute goal. Rosenberry leads the Union in tackles (58) and interceptions (73).
  • Jack Elliott made his professional debut at D.C. United on April 1st, 2017 when he came on as a substitute. Elliott has made four consecutive starts for the Union, and the club owns a 3-1-0 record in that span.
  • At only 20 years old, Auston Trusty has played every single minute of MLS action this season. Trusty is on pace to be the youngest player in the team’s history to start every game of the MLS season.
  • Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution saw Raymon Gaddis become the Union’s all-time club leader in minutes. Gaddis has appeared in 165 games, totaling 13,869 minutes in a Union jersey.
  • In Saturday’s victory over the Revolution, Haris Medunjanin provided the crucial assist on Cory Burke’s winning goal. Medunjanin’s assist was his fourth of the 2018 season.
  • Last season’s 4-0 victory over D.C. United saw Alejandro Bedoya record his first career MLS assist. Bedoya makes his 24th start of the 2018 season tonight.
  • CJ Sapong has scored four goals and one assist in his career vs. D.C. United. Sapong scored his second goal of the 2018 season against the Black-and-Red, on April 28th in the 3-2 win.
  • Borek Dočkal’s 72nd minute goal in the Union’s 3-2 victory over D.C. United earlier this season was his first career MLS tally. Dočkal is tied for third in assists in MLS with 12 this season.
  • In the 4-0 victory last season over the Black-and-Red, Fafa Picault scored his first career MLS goal. Picault’s five goals put him tied for second on the Union this season.
  • Cory Burke’s 53rd minute finish against the New England Revolution last Saturday was his team-high seventh goal this season. By scoring the goal, Burke tied the Union’s single season record for game-winning goals (five).
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