Philadelphia Union begins its journey in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as it travels to rival D.C. United at Audi Field. Kick off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET can be viewed live on ESPN+. Below are the starting lineup and notes.
Matt Freese; Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie, Aurelien Collin, Fabinho; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Jamiro Monteiro, Fafa Picault; Sergio Santos.
BENCH:Carlos Miguel Coronel, Ray Gaddis, Ben Ofeimu, Matt Real, Issa Rayyan, Anthony Fontana, Zach Zandi.
- For the second time this season, the Union will start in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
- Matt Freese makes his third start for the Union in goal.
- Defenders Mark McKenzie and Fabinho make their 2019 Union debuts.
- Olivier Mbaizo makes his third start of the year, first since May 1st against FC Cincinnati where he had an assist on the game-winning goal.
- Midfielder Jamiro Monteiro ges a start in his first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contest
- Sergio Santos also makes his Open Cup debut as a starter and his third straight (fifth overall).
- Three members (Ben Ofeimu, Issa Rayyan and Zach Zandi) of Bethlehem Steel FC make the gameday 18. All three are products of the Philadelphia Union Academy.