Philadelphia Union vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 10
Philadelphia Union vs. FC Cincinnati
Talen Energy Stadium— Chester
May 1 - 7:30 PM ET


The Philadelphia Union can move even on points with D.C. United and the Montreal Impact atop the Eastern Conference with a win over FC Cincinnati Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium. 

The Union (4-3-2), who have lost just once in their last seven games, are coming off a 1-1 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on the weekend with Kacper Przybylko scoring the 66th minute equalizer on his debut. FC Cincinnati (2-5-2) had chances in the second half, hitting the woodwork three times in the final half hour, but suffered a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls, extending the expansion side's winless run to five games with their third consecutive defeat. 

This is the second meeting between these sides, with the Union winning 2-0 at Nippert Stadium on March 30 with Marco Fabian and David Accam scoring on either side of halftime. 

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andre Blake (GK) - right adductor strain
    • OUT: Mark McKenzie (D) - appendectomy recovery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marco Fabian (M) - left ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Fontana (M) - left ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ilsinho (M) - left hamstring tendinitis
  • Suspended: Kai Wagner (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Fanendo Adi (F) - left ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Corben Bone (M) - left shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Kendall Waston (D), Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Union

  • This is the first all-time meeting at Talen Energy Stadium. The Philadelphia Union won the first-ever match, 2-0, at Nippert Stadium on March 30.


  • Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Kathryn Nesbitt
  • 4th Official: Rubiel Vasquez
  • VAR: Alan Kelly

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