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Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Since it's May the 4th, the Union can take inspiration from a famous former manager of Rebel Alliance FC.

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders FC´s Brad Evans (3) reacts as Philadelphia Union players celebrate a goal scored by Brian Carroll in the second half of a MLS soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Seattle. The Union beat the Sounders, 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders FC's Brad Evans (3) reacts as Philadelphia Union players celebrate a goal scored by Brian Carroll in the second half of a MLS soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Seattle. The Union beat the Sounders, 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
TV: WPVI-6 (J.P. Dellacamera, Alejandro Moreno and Heather Mitts, with Tony Limarzi, Peter Pappas and Ian Munro at the on-site studio desk)

Seattle's start to the season has been perhaps the most disappointing in Major League Soccer. But that makes this game something of a trap for the Union, because the Sounders still are loaded with quality attacking players.

How will the Union respond? I have a hard time believing that John Hackworth will alter his starting lineup much from what we've seen in recent weeks. 

But since it's May the 4th, let's quote that famous former manager of Rebel Alliance FC:

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Do or do not. There is no try.

In addition to live updates from PPL Park, I'll pull in tweets from the two other MLS games going on at the same time: Columbus-New York and San Jose-Montréal. 

If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2, left to right)

Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath
Defenders: Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders: Brian Carroll; Michael Farfan, Keon Daniel, Danny Cruz
Forwards: Conor Casey, Jack McInerney

 

Bench: GK Chris Konopka; Ms Kléberson, Michael Lahoud; F Aaron Wheeler
Seattle Sounders (, left to right)
Goalkeeper: Michael Gspurning
Defenders: Leo Gonzalez, Djimi Traoré, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, DeAndre Yedlin
Midfielders: ; Steve Zakuani, Brad Evans, Mauro Rosales
Forwards: Mario Martínez, Eddie Johnson

 

Bench: GK Chris Konopka; D Gabriel Farfan; Ms Kléberson, Michael Lahoud; Fs Antoine Hoppenot, Sébastien Le Toux, Aaron Wheeler

Seattle Sounders (4-1-3-2, left to right)

Goalkeeper: Michael Gspurning
Defenders: Leo Gonzalez, Djimi Traoré, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, DeAndre Yedlin
Midfielders: Servando Carrasco; Alex Caskey, Brad Evans, Mauro Rosales
Forwards: Lamar Neagle, Eddie Johnson

Bench: GK Marcus Hahnemann; Ds Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Eriq Zavaleta; Ms Mario Martínez, Andy Rose; F David Estrada

Officials

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Linesmen: Adam Wienckowski (bench side), Jeff Muschik (oppsite)
Fourth Official: Mark Geiger

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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