Sebastien Le Toux will make his return to PPL Park this afternoon for the first time since his surprising trade to Vancouver when the Philadelphia Union host the Vancouver Whitecaps at 4pm.
The Union will be hoping to reverse their miserable early season form which has seen them start 0-3. The Whitecaps are unbeaten on the season and actually lead the Western Conference. Manger Peter Nowak says he's hoping to see some spirit in his squad this afternoon.
"One thing we need to go back to is our fighting spirit," Nowak said. "Nobody in this world can guarantee the wins, especially in this business. But our guarantee is that we're going to fight. We have to take this one game at a time and this is fighting for a playoff spot. It's important for us to realize that every game we're playing in this fashion. If you don't fight for every single ball, you don't tackle, that is going to be costly for us."
Midfielder Brian Carroll says the team won't be hanging it's head over the rough start.
"I think we've shown good effort so far and we've done some things but not enough to get a good result," said Carroll. "There are things we can improve upon and we all know it. At no time are we going to throw our hands in the air or hang our heads because of the 0-3 start. It is what it is. We know it's not a great position to be in and that's why we're working extremely hard this week to come together and do whatever we can to get three points on Saturday against a very good Vancouver club. I think we believe in ourselves and we know we can come back from this."
The game can be seen today at 4pm on 6abc.