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Game Thread: Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union

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Toronto FC look for three points in the last game of 7 away from home against a depleted Union side that got walloped in Columbus last weekend.

Forecast in Chester: 22 C, Partly Cloudy. Perfect for some Soccer.
Forecast in Chester: 22 C, Partly Cloudy. Perfect for some Soccer.
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Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union

PPL Park, Chester PA

4 p.m. ET

TSN4, MLS Live

The Story

While much will be made of recent events surrounding C.J. Sapong, the bigger (and probably better) story here is that TFC have a chance to get 3 more points on the road - putting them at 9 points from 7 away from home to start the season. The Union could prove to be a tough task (read James Grossi's Know Your Enemy here and here) but TFC are ready for the challenge, even without Joe Bendik.

TFC got a good result against a relatively poor Orlando City side last week, and will look to carry the momentum from the first whistle against the struggling Philadelphia Union.

Lineups - TFC

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/BacardiCanada">@BacardiCanada</a> Starting XI: Konopka, Morgan, Perquis, Hagglund, Morrow, Bradley, Cheyrou, Jackson, Findley, Giovinco, Altidore <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TFCLive?src=hash">#TFCLive</a></p>&mdash; Toronto FC (@torontofc) <a href="https://twitter.com/torontofc/status/594577606009233408">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Konopka gets the nod in goal for his 3rd ever MLS start, otherwise we're unchanged from last week versus Orlando.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="et" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TFCLive?src=hash">#TFCLive</a> Bench: Roberts, Zavaleta, Creavalle, Warner, Osorio, Lovitz, Moore</p>&mdash; Toronto FC (@torontofc) <a href="https://twitter.com/torontofc/status/594578377958297600">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Union

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Starting XI: McCarthy; Williams, White, Edu, Gaddis; Lahoud, Pfeffer, Wenger, Maidana, Ayuk; Aristeguieta <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PHIvTOR?src=hash">#PHIvTOR</a> <a href="http://t.co/bNLrt6QI8U">pic.twitter.com/bNLrt6QI8U</a></p>&mdash; The U Match Day (@TheUMatchDay) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheUMatchDay/status/594578901910814720">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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With Sapong, Noguiera, and Vitoria out, Philly's lineup has a bit of a patchwork feel to it. Look for the Reds to exploit that as best as they can.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reserves: Blake, Fabinho, Marquez, McLaughlin, Fred, Le Toux, Casey. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PHIvTOR?src=hash">#PHIvTOR</a></p>&mdash; Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) <a href="https://twitter.com/PhilaUnion/status/594578981086703616">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Post your thoughts in the comments and lets cheer the Reds on from the comfort of our keyboards.