Philadelphia Union kicks off a home and home series with Orlando City SC on the road in Florida to open July. Kick off from Exploria Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET can be viewed live on PHL17.Below are the starting lineup and notes.
Matt Freese; Kai Wagner, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Brenden Aaronson, Jamiro Monteiro, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Kacper Przybylko.
BENCH: Carlos Miguel Coronel, Fabinho, RJ Allen, Aurelien Collin, Anthony Fontana, Marco Fabián, Sergio Santos.
- The Union return to a 4-4-2 diamond lineup after going with a 4-2-3-1 at NYCFC.
- Matt Freese makes his fifth start in MLS and third consecutive for the Boys in Blue.
- Homegrown Brenden Aaronson returns to the Starting XI in the midfield.
- The group of Ray Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin make their 20th starts of 2019 for the Union.
- Last season forward Fafa Picault scored against Orlando to help the Union secure a point.
- New signee RJ Allen makes his Union debut in the matchday 18.