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Game Thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

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Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
2012 MLS Season, Game 16
PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
4:00pm ET (2:00pm MT)
TSN, RDS2

"Don't need nothin' but a good time,
How can I resist?
Ain't lookin' for nothin' but a good time,
And it don't get better than this!"

"Nothin' But a Good Time", Poison

Alessandro who?

Life is good, and the points keep rolling in for TFC. It's now five games in a row they've claimed at least a point. Sure, a bit more effort and luck to go with some of that late pressure in the last two games could have added four more points to the pot, but at least it's not zero as usual...right?

But if TFC want to make it six games in a row, they'll have to do it against the Union: a team that's traded away most of their stars, fired their coach, was really struggling leading up to said firing, but have improved quite a bit since. Sounds like a familiar story, doesn't it? It looked like a defeat here would see them replace TFC at the bottom of the pile, but a late winner in L.A means that no matter the result, TFC will still be very much the sole occupant of MLS' dingy basement apartment.

For further pre game reading, you can check out Duncan's preview here, James' usual in depth look at just what's changed for Philly since Nowak's firing in Know Your Enemy, and why not check out The Brotherly Game for the Philly view of the game. Also, if you're here early enough, you can join in our infamous 'smarter than...' prediction game for the chance at a great 'prize'.

The game starts at 4, we'll be here before that with team news as it hits twitter, and chat throughout the game in the comments section. Join us then.

Come On You Reds!