Philadelphia Union Face Sporting KC At PPL Park Tonight

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 05: Head coach John Hackworth of the Philadelphia Union walks off the pitch after the match against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on May 5, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders defeated the Union 1-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Union receive a difficult test Saturday night when Sporting Kansas City visits PPL Park at 7 p.m. ET.

The Philadelphia Union receive a difficult test Saturday night when Sporting Kansas City visits PPL Park at 7 p.m. ET. The match can be viewed on the Comcast Network.

Interim Union manager John Hackworth is quite impressed by Sporting Kansas City, which enters Saturday trailing D.C. United by one point in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.

"First off, I think they're one of the best teams in the league," Hackworth said during Wednesday's weekly press conference at PPL Park. "And I say that in a sense that, attacking wise, if there's someone in this league that's as dangerous as they are, we probably haven't seen it, at least on film. They're extremely dangerous, literally every time they get the ball over the halfway line. Matchups are always hard. They're strong. They're fast. There's some size there. So we have some challenges in front of us for sure."

The Union fell 1-0 last week to D.C. United in Hackworth's debut after replacing the departed Peter Nowak.

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

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