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Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United

The John Hackworth era begins for the Union tonight as D.C. United comes calling for the first of two games at PPL Park this year.

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United

Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
TV: Comcast SportsNet (J.P. Dellacamera and Bob Rigby); Galavisión (Jorge Pérez-Navarro and Diego Balado)

The John Hackworth era begins for the Union tonight as D.C. United comes calling for the first of two games at PPL Park this year.

It's an easy trip north for Dwayne De Rosario and company: set sail down the Anacostia River until it joins the Potomac, continue south to the Chesapeake Bay, then swing around and head north to the the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. From there, it's a short trip up the Delaware River to the landing ramp alongside the Commodore Barry Bridge.

(Of course, they could just drive the team bus up Interstate 95. But wouldn't it be cool to take a boat to a soccer stadium?)

Follow along below for live updates during tonight's game. I'll post the starting lineups and benches when they're announced. Until then, here's the pregame injury report for both teams.

Pregame Injury Report

Philadelphia Union

Out: F Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)
Questionable: MF Gabriel Gomez (left knee contusion); M Cristhian Hernández (right knee sprain); F Lionard Pajoy (left calf contusion)*
Probable: GK Chase Harrison (left ankle sprain); D Gabriel Farfan (lower back muscle spasms); D Sheanon Williams (right big toe sprain); M Michael Farfan (left foot strain); M Keon Daniel (left ankle sprain); F Freddy Adu (left calf strain)

* - Pajoy is suspended tonight, so his injury doesn't matter.

D.C. United

Out: M Lance Rozeboom (left knee ACL tear)
Probable: M Danny Cruz (right hamstring strain)


Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath
Defenders: Gabriel Farfan, Carlos Valdés, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders: Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Michael Farfan
Forwards: Josué Martinez, Jack McInerney, Freddy Adu

Bench: GK Chris Konopka; D Raymon Gaddis; Ms Keon Daniel, Gabriel Gomez; Fs Chandler Hoffman, Antoine Hoppenot, Jorge Perlaza

D.C. United (4-1-2-1-2)

Goalkeeper: Bill Hamid
Defenders: Daniel Woolard, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald, Robbie Russell
Midfielders: Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon, Andy Najar, Dwayne De Rosario
Forwards: Chris Pontius, Maicon Santos

Bench: GK Joe Willis; D Emiliano Dudar; Ms Branko Bošković, Danny Cruz, Lewis Neal, Marcelo Saragosa; F Hamdi Salihi

If you're on a mobile device, you can follow my live game updates by clicking here.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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