Major League Soccer – Philadelphia Union to face Portland Timbers on Match-day 10

Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers

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This Monday sees Union go head to head with Portland at Subaru Park – Kick-off 1:25am GMT.

Union, who are themselves currently struggling in fifth place in the League, are -2 points above sixth placed Portland going into the clash.

Philadelphia Union’s Major League Soccer season, has so far seen them gain 11 points, going into this game

Can Union make it three out of three, having turned over D.C. United 0-1 and New York Red Bulls 1-0 in their last two games?

Can Union extend their incredible run of two wins? Their position is fifth in the League, and they have 11 points having won three fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost two matches.

When Union host Portland, they will do so on the back of one victory and one darts on their own ground.

Philadelphia Union will have 14 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

A solid defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Union have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with five goals in their previous games. They have poor scoring stats of six goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Kacper (3), Cory (2), and Jack (1).

Portland Timbers go into this game with nine points secured

Can Portland make it three out of three, having turned over LA Galaxy 3-0 and San Jose 0-2 in their last two games?

Success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Portland can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Giovanni Savarese’s squad will have an incredible season. With sixth, they currently sit nine points in the League having won three matches, drawn fixtures, and lost three meetings.

Playing away from home, Portland have won one game, drawn games, and lost two meetings.

A victory for Portland Timbers would put them on 12 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Portland have a good scoring record this season, with nine netted so far (8 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Cristhian Fabián (2), Felipe Andres (2), and Bill Poni (1). Portland have conceded eight goals.

Philadelphia Union v Portland Timbers Head-to-Heads.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Portland with a greater number of wins. In the last 11 meetings, they have enjoyed seven wins, to Union’s one victory. In addition, Portland have left Union with a win on seven out of 11 fixtures. The last time they played each other in this competition The Timbers secured a 1-2 away win.

Performance Report

For Union, Kacper has netted three goals in 7 League matches this season, while Cristhian Fabián contributed with two goals in 6 League fixtures this Major League Soccer Season for Portland.

Other players of note for Union are Cory and Jack with goals each and for Portland are Felipe Andres and Bill Poni with goals each.

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