2019-03-23-PHI-CLB

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 4
Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC
Talen Energy Stadium - Chester
March 23 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ (USA), MLS LIVE on DAZN (Canada)

The Philadelphia Union are looking for their first win of the year, and first goal against Columbus Crew SC since 2017, when the Eastern Conference foes square off at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday night.

The Union (0-2-1) are coming off an encouraging 1-1 draw at Atlanta United with 18-year-old Homegrown Brenden Aaronson scoring on his MLS debut. Gaston Sauro, meanwhile, can’t stop scoring for Crew SC (2-0-1) with the center back heading in the lone goal in a victory over FC Dallas.

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Fabinho (D) - left ankle sprain
    • OUT: Kacper Przybylko (F) - toe fracture
    • OUT: Sergio Santos (F) - left quad strain
  • Suspended: Marco Fabian (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Andre Blake (GK), Derrick Jones (M), Cory Burke (F), Warren Creavalle (M), Matt Real (D)

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Zack Steffen (GK) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Artur (M) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Niko Hansen (M) - left thigh injury
    • Suspended: None
    • Suspended after next caution: None
    • International duty: Wil Trapp (M), Waylon Francis (D), Justin Meram (M), Gyasi Zardes (F)

    Series Matchup at Union

    • Union 6 wins, 19 goals
    • Crew SC 4 wins, 11 goals
    • 1 draw

    Officials

    • Referee: Ramy Touchan
    • Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Adam Wienckowski
    • 4th Official: Armando Villarreal
    • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

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