Union Return From Bye, Visit Toronto FC Saturday
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Union return from a bye week on Saturday as they visit Toronto FC.
It’s been tough sledding for the Union as of late, they are winless in their last six matches and defender Sheanon Williams says the week off came at a good time.
“We needed some time to get some things right and that’s what we’ve been doing over the last two weeks that we haven’t had a game,” Williams tells KYW Newsradio. “So we’re definitely ready to get back in , I know the guys are pretty eager to play so it will be good.”
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During a mid-season surge the Union looked like they may have a run at the playoffs in them. However, their struggles over the past six weeks have all but eliminated that hope. But Williams says that doesn’t mean they won’t give everything they’ve got on Saturday.
“We want to end the season strong and we want to play well. So it will be a big game for us and a good test after two weeks of working on things to get things right.”
Philadelphia sits ninth in the ten-team Eastern Conference. The one squad they are ahead of is Toronto. The two teams have split their previous two meetings this season and Williams says they will be tough.
“They have some good players. Especially going forward, they have some guys that can make some things happen. They’re good on the attack so we definitely have to be on our toes defensively and be aware where some of their attacking guys are and just limit their chances like we try to do every week.”
First kick in Toronto on Saturday is set for 1:00 p.m.
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