New England Revolution vs Philadelphia Union, Wednesday’s match for the Major League Soccer at the Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
New England Revolution
The New England Revolution had two United States Cup matches during the nearly two-week standstill that the MLS had to avoid the clash of dates with the NBA (basketball) and NHL (hockey) decisive games for their leagues.
In their debut in the tournament, which happened already in the fourth stage, they managed to eliminate the New York Red Bulls in their house. After a 2-2 draw in regular time, they made it 1-0 in the overtime and got a place in the round of 16.
However, that was about it. Playing again as a visitor, the team was left goalless with a draw with Orlando City causing the extra time. This time, however, they failed to be successful by being beaten by 2 to 1.
Now it’s time to focus on trying to react to the New England Revolution for the playoffs. With 16 points, the team occupies the eleventh – penultimate – position of the Eastern Conference. The difference for Toronto FC, seventh and last in the elite squad, is three points.
The Philadelphia Union had a brief participation in the United States Cup. Didn’t go beyond the fourth phase. They tied, away from home, without moving the score with DC United. In overtime, they even came out on top, but took the lead by losing 2-1. As the game was played on June 12, they had a long period of preparation to resume their MLS campaign.
In the league, the situation of the Philadelphia team is a lot better. With 31 points, the team leads the Eastern Conference with four points ahead of Montreal United and DC United, their closest pursuers. The lead in relation to the Chicago Fire, eighth placed and first team outside the classification zone, is of 12 points.
As a visitor, their performance is lower. The Philadelphia Union ranks fourth best in that ranking in its conference. Of the 21 points that played outside their domains, returned home with 11 having scored nine goals and suffered the same number of goals.
Owner of a much stronger campaign throughout the season, the Philadelphia Union makes the prediction in its success against the New England Revolution the best option for Wednesday’s MLS regular season encounter.