The Union find themselves in a very familiar situation. Two wins in a row, one over a fellow MLS team and one in a non-MLS friendly. Previous to the Union's recent fortunes, the Union defeated Reading United AC and the Seattle Sounders for their first winning streak, back in July. Then they followed up with another two game winning streak with an hugely impressive win over Scottish giants Celtic FC and then Toronto. This time around, the wins came over the New England Revolution and Chivas de Guadalajara respectively and both were impressive in their own rights. Until the Union beat the Revolution they had been in the midst of an eight game winless streak (including friendlies). A win had not been had since July 21st, a span of over a month.
Now the Union are once again riding high and face the Kansas City Wizards. In their previous meeting this season, the Wizards downed the Union to a tune of 2-0 and that actually led to the Union's first winning streak. The Union look to extend their current winning streak to a season and franchise record three games, which would bring them within three points of the Wizards in the Eastern Conference standings. Kyle Shank of The Brotherly Game said, "this is a 6 point game with Kansas City sitting just 6 points ahead of us in the Eastern Conference."
According to The Brotherly Game, the starting squads for today's game are as follow:
Union: Seitz; Harvey, Califf, González, Orozco Fiscal; Mapp, Okugo, Miglioranzi, Jacobson; Le Toux, Mwanga
Wizards: Nielsen; Espinoza, Conrad, Thomas, Harrington; Smith, Arnaud, Rocastle, Auvray; Bunbury, Diop