Thursday, February 11, 2016

Live video: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City SC

After a long and wild offseason, the Philadelphia Union finally get out on the field for their first preseason game.

Live video: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City SC

(Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
(Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

After a long and wild offseason, the Philadelphia Union finally get out on the field for their first preseason game.

Orlando City plays in the third division USL PRO, but their squad has a few players with MLS experience who will be out to prove a point.

The Union certainly have some things to prove as well, after a disappiointing 2012 campaign. Fans in Philadelphia and beyond are waiting to see how John Hackworth will line up his squad.

Will Amobi Okugo play in central defense or midfield? How will Conor Casey, Sébastien Le Toux and Jack McInerney mesh in the attack? And which of Michael Farfan, Roger Torres, Keon Daniel and Danny Cruz will be stuck without a starting spot?

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These are just a few of the many questions that hover over the Union at the moment. Tonight's game will start to provide some answers.

Kickoff time is 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Sporting Kansas City play-by-play voice Callum Williams and former Chicago Fire and U.S. national team defender Cory Gibbs will have the call.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Union (4-1-2-1-2)

Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath
Defenders: Gabriel Farfan, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders: Brian Carroll; Keon Daniel, Danny Cruz; Michael Farfan 
Forwards: Sébastien Le Toux, Conor Casey

Orlando City (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Miguel Gallardo
Defenders: Brian Fekete, Rob Valentino, Kieron Bernard, Bryan Burke
Midfielders: Freddie Braun, James O'Connor, Jamie Watson, Keammar Daley
Forwards: Dennis Chin, Long Tan

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