The Union lost its first-ever playoff game 2-1 to the Dynamo, a disappointing result for Philadelphia, which had never lost to the Houston in four matches. Philadelphia is now faced with the task of winning on the road against the Dynamo to overtake Houston on aggregate to move forward in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Eastern Conference Seminal series continues with the second leg on Nov. 3 at Robertson Stadium in Houston. The match is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
With so much on the line, expect an aggressive game -- in attacking style and physicality. The matchup has already been chippy with six players receiving yellow cards during the first leg.
The Union will count on Sebastian Le Toux -- who scored Philadelphia's lone goal on Sunday -- and the offense to pressure Houston and create goal-scoring opportunities. The Union had chances against Houston in the first leg, but on Thursday they'll need to convert.