Live updates: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

Time: 3:51 pm. EDT
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
TV: NBC Sports Network (Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler, starting at 3:30 p.m.)

Amid all the rancor they've endured off the field, the Union have enjoyed a quietly successful season thus far on the field. They've won two of their three league games so far. Today, they get a huge test in a venue at which they've known nothing but failure.

A victory at Red Bull Arena would send an early signal that the Union may be a serious contender for the playoffs. A loss might just raise a few questions as to whether results so far have been a mirage.

Follow along below for live updates from press row. I'll post the starting lineups as soon as they're announced.

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Starting Lineups

New York Red Bulls (4-1-3-2, left to right)

Goalkeeper: Luis Robles
Defenders: Heath Pearce, Markus Holgersson, Jámison Olave, Kosuke Kimura
Midfielders: Dax McCarty; Jonny Steele, Juninho Pernambucano, Eric Alexander
Forwards: Tim Cahill (c), Péguy Luyindula

Bench: GK Santiago Castano; Ds Digão, Roy Miller; Ms Ruben Bover, Lloyd Sam; Fs Andre Akpan, Thierry Henry

Philadelphia Union (4-1-2-1-2, left to right)

Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath
Defenders: Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams 
Midfielders: Brian Carroll (c); Michael Lahoud, Danny Cruz, Michael Farfan
Forwards: Sébastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney

Bench: GK Chris Konopka; Ms Keon Daniel, Leo Fernandes, Greg Jordan, Roger Torres; Fs Conor Casey, Antoine Hoppenot


Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Linesmen: Joe Fletcher, Daniel Belleau
Fourth Official: Daniel Fitzgerald