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Philadelphia Union take on LAFC in a repeat of the last season the MLS Cup final. The key objective for Philadelphia Union will be to make use of home advantage and get a revenge for the defeat in this cup final. The focus of this article will be on the Philadelphia Union vs Los Angeles lineups.
Philadelphia Union vs Los Angeles Predicted Lineups and News
Philadelphia Union are heading into the game following a draw at Charlotte. The result keeps the team in the top six positions but they are under pressure from New England Revolution and Atlanta United.
Los Angeles are heading into the fixture looking to jump into the top two positions of the Western Conference table. The club are six points behind St Louis City but the victory in the upcoming match could see the team leapfrog Seattle Sounders, who have played a game more.
Team News: Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union do not have too many injury concerns and this should result in Philadelphia Union vs Los Angeles possible lineups that do not deviate significantly from the recent game. Leon Flach is the only player missing because of an abdominal injury. However, Philadelphia could make a couple of changes in order to freshen up the team after two very difficult draws against Cincinnati and Charlotte.
Philadelphia are heading into the encounter with coach Jim Curtin having never been able to beat LAFC even after seven attempts. This record is likely to hang over the head for the 44-year-old coach.
Philadelphia Union Predicted Lineup
Andre Blake, Olivier Mbaizo, Damion Lowe, Jakob Glesnes, Kai Wagner, Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez, Jesús Bueno, Dániel Gazdag, Chris Donovan, Tai Baribo
Team News: Los Angeles
Los Angeles FC come into the fixture without a defeat in the last two matches. Crucially, the draw with St Louis City keeps the club in the hunt for the top spot in the Western Conference table. The club also have a string of matches lined up due to mere involvement in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Crucially, coach Steven Cherundolo comes into the fixture with no injury concerns in the squad. Still, the Philadelphia Union vs Los Angeles lineups expect the coach to make some changes to the line-up. The 44-year-old has never suffered a defeat against Philadelphia in his coaching days.
Los Angeles Predicted Lineup
Maxime Crépeau, Ryan Hollingshead, Jesús Murillo, Giorgio Chiellini, Sergi Palencia, Ilie Sanchez, Kellyn Acosta, Timothy Tillman, Cristian Olivera, Denis Bouanga, Mario González
Will Denis Bouanga Play Today?
Denis Bouanga continues to remain as one of the key players in the MLS even if he did not score in the goalless draw with St Louis City during the weekend. The 28-year-old has been able to grab 14 goals and five assists as a far this season. After the spectacular performance against LA Galaxy, Denis Bouanga would be disappointed not to have found the back of the net in the last match. However, he remains fit for the upcoming match.
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