With the "local team" out of the World Cup, the local team of MLS rides back into the picture today, meeting the Philadelphia Unions at 2 p.m. at showroom-new PPL Park. The Union is last in the league overall, but are 1-0-1 as the home team. The Sounders' meanwhile, have ground to catch up in the playoff race, and it would be in their best interest to add points today -- especially with a visit to Los Angeles showing up next on the league schedule.
Here's the preview from MLSsoccer.com (which also rounds up the other weekend action from around the league).
I'll be back with more once I reach the stadium.