PHILADELPHIA UNION vs. TORONTO FC
PPL PARK, Chester, Penn.
May 2, 2015 (Week 9, MLS Game #79)
4 pm ET (TSN4)
Philadelphia Union return home looking to reverse a recent run when they entertain a Toronto FC side finally concluding its long road show as the Eastern Conference foes face off Saturday afternoon at PPL Park. Union have lost back-toback matches, returning home off a 4-1 defeat at Columbus Crew SC last weekend. For TFC, it’s the last game of their seven-game road swing to open the season; they put an end to a four-game losing slide last weekend with a 2-0 win at Orlando City SC.
REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Longville; 4th: Mathieu Bourdeau; MLS Career: 51 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 2.6; R: 16; pens: 12
WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: PHI: Maurice Edu
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (12 meetings): Union 6 wins, 20 goals … Toronto FC 2 wins, 10 goals … Ties 4
AT PHILADELPHIA (6 meetings): Union 4 wins, 9 goals … Toronto FC 0 wins, 3 goals … Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 7/18: Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union, 4 p.m. ET; 10/3: Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union, 5 p.m. ET
- The Union lost for a second consecutive match and had their current winless streak extended to three games following a 4-1 defeat at Columbus Crew SC on Saturday evening. Eric Ayuk Mbu netted his first MLS goal for the Union.
- Toronto FC ended their four-game losing slide since a season-opening victory, defeating Orlando City SC 2-0 on Saturday evening at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Jozy Altidore netted his second multiple-goal game of the season – and the fourth of his MLS career – hitting for both TFC goals.
- The Union have a three-game winning streak alive in the series, with victories in both meetings a year ago which came four days apart, a 1-0 win Sept. 3 at PPL Park, and a 2-0 victory Sept. 6 at BMO Field.
- Toronto FC have not defeated Union since May 26, 2012, a 1-0 win at home. Union have won four of the seven meetings since, with three draws.