Marco Fabian returns to Union starting XI; Jozy Altidore enters as sub

Marco Fabian - Philadelphia Union - March 2, 2019

Two attacking stars return to their team's squads on Saturday.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Marco Fabian was named to the starting XI on Saturday against Toronto FC after missing the previous four matches with an ankle injury. The Union went 3-0-1 in those matches. Fabian takes the spot of teenager Brenden Aaronson, who suffered a hip injury in the Union's 6-1 win last week against the New England Revolution. Aaronson was named to Jim Curtin's bench.

Fabian played 58 minutes in the Union's 2-1 win, but failed to put his own personal stamp on the game.

Jozy Altidore is the other star that returned to his squad at BMO Field. Altidore was named to the Reds' bench after missing the last three matches with a hamstring injury that he suffered in TFC's 4-3 win over Minnesota United FC on April 19. After that match, he voiced his frustrations with management over what was later described as a misunderstanding about the retention of a member of the club's training staff. Altidore had scored five goals in five matches prior to the injury but failed to find an equalizer after coming on a sub in the 72nd minute.