Philadelphia Union Vs DC United: Post Nowak Era Begins Tonight

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 10: Assistant coach John Hackworth of the Philadelphia Union yells from the sideline during the game against D.C. United on April 10, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Head coach Peter Nowak was absent for the game. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Union host D.C. United on Saturday night in their first match since parting ways with former manager Peter Nowak and handing the reins to John Hackworth.

The Philadelphia Union host D.C. United on Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, PPL Park) in their first match since parting ways with former manager Peter Nowak and handing the reins to John Hackworth.

Hackworth took over on an interim basis on Wednesday when the team and Nowak decided to cut ties. The Union cited a difference in philosophy as the reasoning behind the coaching change.

Philadelphia is looking for its first Major League Soccer victory since April 21. The Union haven't played a league match since being defeated 1-0 by Toronto FC on May 26.

D.C. United is headed in a different direction than the Union, capturing its last three matches to move to an Eastern Conference-leading 8-4-3 with 27 points.

The Union defeated D.C. United 1-0 on June 5 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Maryland SoccerPlex.

For more Philadelphia Union coverage, visit the SB Nation blog Brotherly Game.

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