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Major League Soccer – Match-day 44 Sees Philadelphia Union take on Cincinnati

Philadelphia Union vs. Cincinnati

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Subaru Park sees Monday action as Union take on Cin – 12:30am GMT.

Cin will travel to Union, as fourteenth plays third in the table.

Philadelphia Union’s Major League Soccer season, has so far seen them gain 50 points, going into this game

When Union last turned out in the Major League Soccer, the result was a disappointing draw 2-2 against Toronto FC at BMO Field. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, slow and steady wins the race, Union are showing that they know by avoiding defeat in seven of their last eight fixtures. They currently stand third in the League, with 50 points for a total of 13 wins, 8 losses and 11 draws having won 13 meetings, drawn 11 games, and lost eight matches.

Cin travel to Union, knowing that they have nothing to lose. The odds are not in their favour, as the home team has recorded 10 victories and three darts in the 16 home matches they’ve played so far this season.

Philadelphia Union will have secured 53 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Cincinnati arrive at this fixture, having secured 20 points so far this season

Tyrone Marshall will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Inter Miami and then Nashville SC, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so 12 losses in 13 fixtures would not make this a successful season for Cin. With 20 points (4W, 20L and 8D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won four matches, drawn eight games, and lost 20 meetings.

It must be a worrying prospect for Cin to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured three wins and three draws to the home team.

A win in this fixture, would take Cincinnati’s points from 20 to 23, so far this season.

Philadelphia Union v Cincinnati – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Union and Cin have faced each other five times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Union’s favour (4 – 0). In addition, Cin have tasted defeat against Union in four out of the past five meetings with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was October 2021, when Philadelphia Union walked away as 1-2 winners.

Performance Report

For Union, Andre is one of the top performing players after having scored
in 32 League matches this campaign, while Beckham, one of their best scorers, has netted
in 32 League games so far for Cin.

Other standout players for Union are Greg and Joseph with respectively and for Cin are Kenneth and Benjamin with respectively.

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