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Philadelphia Union "fully confident" that injured starters will return for playoffs

The Philadelphia Union expect to have key starters Alejandro Bedoya, Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos healthy and available for their Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One match vs. the New York Red Bulls on Oct. 20 (3 pm ET | FS1 in US; TVAS, TSN4 in Canada). 

The influential trio missed Philly's 2-1 Decision Day presented by AT&T loss to New York City FC. Yet as he addressed the media on Wednesday, the Union's first training session since the regular-season finale, head coach Jim Curtin left little doubt about his outlook for their fitness when the postseason begins.

Bedoya has been an inspirational captain and steady midfield anchor for the club this season, while Przybylko is the team's leading scorer with 15 league goals and the fleet-footed Santos has been a useful attacking presence. 

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