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Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Montréal Impact

I've said before that every game is a must-win for the Union. Heading into tonight, seven points separate the top seven teams in the Eastern Conference. The Union sit in fourth on 38 points, two points ahead of sixth-place Houston and four points ahead of seventh-place Chicago.

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Montréal Impact

Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera, Alejandro Moreno and Heather Mitts, with Peter Pappas, Tony Limarzi and Ian Munro at the on-site studio desk)

I've said before that every game is a must-win for the Union. Heading into tonight, seven points separate the top seven teams in the Eastern Conference. The Union sit in fourth on 38 points, two points ahead of sixth-place Houston and four points ahead of seventh-place Chicago.

A win would do wonders for the team's playoff chances, not to mention its confidence after last Sunday's 5-1 blowout loss at New England. But it will be a very difficult task, with essential defender Amobi Okugo suspended.

How will John Hackworth contend with Marco Di Vaio, the leading scorer in Major League Soccer? We'll find out soon.

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Starting Lineups

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

Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath
Defenders: Fabinho, Jeff Parke, Sheanon Williams, Raymon Gaddis
Midfielders: Sébastien Le Toux, Keon Daniel, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz
Forwards: Conor Casey, Jack McInerney

Bench: GK Oka Nikolov; Ms Leo Fernandes, Michael Farfan, Kléberson, Michael Lahoud; Fs Antoine Hoppenot, Aaron Wheeler

Montréal Impact (4-4-1-1, left to right)

Goalkeeper: Troy Perkins
Defenders: Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Alessandro Nesta, Jeb Brovsky
Midfielders: Justin Mapp, Hernán Bernardello, Patrice Bernier, Andrés Romero
Forward: Felipe Martins; Marco Di Vaio

Bench: GK Evan Bush; D Adrián López Rodríguez; Ms Davy Arnaud, Sanna Nyassi, Collen Warner, Fs Daniele Paponi, Andrea Pisanu

Officials

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Assistants: Adam Wienckowski (bench side), Kevin Klinger (far side)
Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica

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Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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