By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Union will be home tonight, welcoming Toronto FC to Chester in MLS action.
This will be the Union’s first MLS match since they double up San Jose back on August 24th, 4-2. Philadelphia brings a record of 7-9-9 into tonight’s game. With 30 points they sit 7th in the 10 team Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia is 4-2-3 in MLS action since Jim Curtin took over as interim team manager.
Toronto is one of three teams tied for third in the East with 33 points (9-9-6 record), but they are in the midst of some big changes after the entire coaching staff was let go a few days ago.
The Union will not have goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi tonight as he has been called up for international duty. So look for Zac MacMath to get the start in net. Philadelphia will also be without defender Carlos Valdes and midfielder Michael Lahoud due to national team commitments.
This is the front end of a home and home series with Toronto. The two teams will also meet in Canada on Saturday.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Union color analyst Peter Pappas about tonight’s match-up.
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