The Philadelphia Union haven't lost or even conceded a goal at PPL Park this season and will look to maintain their perfect home record this afternoon against the Seattle Sounders.
While the Union have allowed just one goal all season, the Sounders have allowed at least one in all four of their games so far. Seattle, who has just win on the year may have trouble producing goals today as it looks like they could be without their best scoring weapon, Fredy Montero for the third straight game.
Seattle coach Sigi Schmidt knows that scoring goals against the Union isn't easy.
"They go out with a mentality that they want to defend first," said Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid of the unexpected Eastern Conference leaders. "It's important to them not to give anything up."
Union coach Piotr Nowak certainly won't apologize for his teams' defensive style.
"What's the difference if we win 5-0 or 1-0? What do you want to achieve? Before the season started, I told the guys we need to be effective, smart and efficient," Union manager Peter Nowak said. "At this point of the season, beauty doesn't count. You count the goals and you count the points. We have three goals, three wins and three shutouts. I am not going to complain about that too much."
Two of the Union's most memorable games have come against Seattle. The teams first ever game was in Seattle, in which the Sounders won 2-0. The Union would get their revenge in another historical game as they beat the Sounders 3-1 in the first game played at PPL Park.