PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Union will play a key match on Saturday night, visiting the defending MLS Cup champs, the Portland Timbers.
The Union will be looking to get back on the winning track in this one. Last time out, Philadelphia blew a late 1-0 lead at home and had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Montreal. Prior to that, the Union lost on the road, 3-0, in Chicago.
Philadelphia looks to be in pretty good shape when it comes to making the playoffs. The Union currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference (top six make the postseason) with 41 points (11-10-8 record) with five matches remaining in the regular season. They enjoy an eight-point lead on the team sitting seventh in the conference, New England.
Portland is battling for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Timbers currently with 38 points (10-11-8 record) and right now that is good for sixth place.
This will be the only meeting between the Union and Timbers this season.
Saturday’s match gets underway at 6:00pm ET.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com about the Union and this match in Portland.