This upcoming Saturday, the Union travel to Minnesota to take on the new expansion club Minnesota United FC for the first time in the club’s history and continue a four-game unbeaten run against expansion clubs in their debut meeting.
The Union sit eighth in the East with 23 points and five points behind the Columbus Crew, who sit in the final playoff spot with 28 points in sixth. Minnesota sits last in the West with 18 points. Hopefully the Union can pick up some vital points to try and close the gap between them and the last playoff spot. Games like these against weaker teams in the league is when the Philly boys will need to capitalize and pick up all three points.
One downside to the upcoming match is that the Union will be without Alejandro Bedoya and Joshua Yaro. Bedoya picked up a yellow card last game against Atlanta United FC, which makes it his sixth yellow this season, hence resulting in a one-game suspension. Yaro is suspended for picking up a red card against Atlanta United FC. Filling in for the two, we could see Derrick Jones stepping back in at holding mid for Bedoya, and possibly Oguchi Onyewu filling in for Yaro at center back.