PHILADELPHIA UNION (4-10-3; 15 POINTS) VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (9-5-2; 29 POINTS)4 p.m., PPL Park, Chester, PennsylvaniaTV: JOEtv. Radio: No English broadcast; in Spanish on 1360-AM.HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 3-2-2 in MLS regular-season play, but is 0-1-2 at PPL Park. Last season, the Sounders came from behind to win the 2014 regular season meeting in Seattle, and won 3-1 at Philadelphia in the U.S. Open Cup final. This is the only scheduled meeting this season. NOTES: The Sounders are tied with Vancouver for the MLS Western Conference lead. Philadelphia is ninth in the East. …Both teams have lost two of their last three games and are looking to bounce back from losses on Saturday: Philadelphia lost 5-1 at Los Angeles, while the Sounders fell 2-0 at home vs. San Jose. The Union’s result at LA equaled the worst loss in club history. It also marked the third loss in the last four games for Philly. … The Union’s goals leader is C.J. Saprong (5), and assists leader is Cristian Maidana (5). … Seattle once again will play without designed players Clint Dempsey (suspension), Obafemi Martins (groin) and Osvaldo Alonso (hamstring). The Sounders are 0-2-1 in their three matches without any of their DPs, and were shut out in each. … The Union is 3-4-1 at home; the Sounders 3-3-1 on the road. … Sebastien Le Toux, an original Sounder, is listed as questionable for Philadelphia with a knee sprain. … The Union leads MLS in blocked shots. … Philadelphia averages 17,421 fans per home game. … The referee is Edvin Jurisevic.QUOTE: “They’ve got good flanks play when they’re doing well. Sebastien Le Toux runs one line as a winger. The other line, they have a lot of energy there. When they run on the outside Maidana is definitely a playmaker type of guy. They try to hold up the ball up front usually with one of their big forwards. It’s really their midfield and their wide play that helps generate their attacking play.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on the Union.
NEXT: 4 p.m. Sunday, at Portland Timbers; FS1.