Reasons To Watch: Early gates, Phang, Fearless 43, and the league leaders

Early gates!

Stadium gates open at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, so get there way ahead of time for all the fun stuff planned before kickoff!

Shoot your shot

LAFC is the best team in MLS, and perhaps the best in league history. The Union are coming off a comeback win over the defending MLS Cup Champs and a drubbing of Pumas. Also, Philly has spent all season trading blows with the top teams in MLS and the only time they have looked below their best was on the wonky, cheek-reddening field at Yankee Stadium. 

This game is huge, and the Union will be ready for it. 

Kick Childhood Cancer

Make it out early to grab exclusive, limited-edition Adidas training tops, Fearless 43 t-shirts, and participate in a host of fun activities to raise awareness for childhood cancer’s cost and research to support those fighting against it. The Union unveiled their Fearless 43 project on Wednesday and children that participated will be at the match Saturday night as the club continues to raise awareness of childhood cancer and fight for cures. 

Phang’s birthday

Your favorite soccering snake is one year old! 

Come help him celebrate with a ton of pre-game activities, a cake, and some surprises just before kickoff!

All of it goes down Saturday, September 14. And make sure to get there early — gates open at 6:00 p.m. ET with the match broadcast on PHL17 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


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