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Game 23: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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Game 23: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

Michael Orozco Fiscal battles for a header with Chicago Fire´s Collins John in the first half. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Michael Orozco Fiscal battles for a header with Chicago Fire's Collins John in the first half. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Brian Dunseth, Christopher Sullivan, Katie Witham and Todd Grisham)

Injury Report

Philadelphia Union

Doubtful: D Juan Diego González Alzate (left groin strain)
Questionable: D Toni Stahl (right ankle strain), M Eduardo Coudet (right calf strain)
Probable: D Michael Orozco Fiscal (left hamstring strain)

Chicago Fire

Out: M John Thorrington (right hamstring strain), M Marco Pappa (right hamstring tightness), F Brian McBride (left quad contusion)

In case you hadn't heard, McBride is retiring at the end of this season. This will be his first, and only, appearance in Philadelphia as a professional soccer player. I will be very interested to see what kind of reception he gets from the fans.

I know that Philadelphia is not a town that treats visiting players kindly, but I've heard discussion among some members of the Sons of Ben that McBride deserves a good cheer when he is introduced. He is certainly one of the best players in U.S. national team history, and arguably its best ever pure striker.

I'll be chatting live from PPL Park during the game. You'll find the SEPTA schedule below the chat console. Note that there is extra service to and from Delaware for the evening.

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Pregame service

From Center City

Market East Suburban 30th Street Chester
1:29 p.m. 1:34 p.m. 1:38 p.m. 2:03 p.m.
2:29 p.m. 2:34 p.m. 2:38 p.m. 3:04 p.m.
3:29 p.m. 3:34 p.m. 3:38 p.m. 4:03 p.m.
4:29 p.m. 4:34 p.m. 4:38 p.m. 5:04 p.m.

From Newark, Wilmington, Marcus Hook and Chester

Newark Wilmington Marcus Hook Chester
----------- 2:36 p.m. 2:48 p.m. 2:54 p.m.
----------- ----------- 3:47 p.m. 3:53 p.m.
----------- 4:36 p.m. 4:48 p.m. 4:54 p.m.
----------- 5:35 p.m. 5:47 p.m. 5:53 p.m.

Postgame service

To Center City

Chester 30th Street Suburban Market East
8:54 p.m. 9:20 p.m. 9:25 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
9:43 p.m. 10:10 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 10:20 p.m.

To Marcus Hook, Wilmington and Newark

Chester Marcus Hook Wilmington Newark
9:04 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 9:21 p.m. -----------
10:55 p.m. 11:01 p.m. ----------- -----------

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