Jack Elliott MLS Start

The Union face off against New York City FC tonight in a rivalry match on national television. Fans not in attendance can watch the game on ESPN.

Starting XI: Andre Blake – Keegan Rosenberry, Jack Elliott, Richie Marquez, Fabinho – Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya – Ilsinho, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius – CJ Sapong

Bench: Jake McGuire, Ray Gaddis, Jay Simpson, Oguchi Onyewu, Derrick Jones, Adam Najem, Fabian Herbers

Lineup Notes:

  • Keegan Rosenberry will start in his 40th consecutive MLS regular season match. Rosenberry has played every minute of his MLS career (3,510).
  • Richie Marquez will make his 39th consecutive MLS regular season start tonight.
  • Haris Medunjanin is second in MLS in chances created with 16.
  • Captain Alejandro Bedoya has recorded nine shots in five appearances this season, wearing the captains band for every game this season. He recorded 10 total in 10 matches in 2016.
  • Jack Elliott will make his first MLS start tonight, slotting in at right centerback.
  • Roland Alberg makes his first start of the 2017 season.
  • Fabinho ranks seventh in Union history with 7,689 minutes played.
  • Adam Najem makes his first appearance in the Union’s game day 18.
  • CJ Sapong has recorded a goal in three of his last four matches. Last season Sapong scored against NYCFC at Talen Energy Stadium.
  • Ilsinho is starting in his third consecutive match.
  • Chris Pontius is making his 164th MLS start.
  • Andre Blake has not lost to NYCFC at home in his career.
April 14, 20176:12PM EDT
Jacob Born philadelphiaunion.com

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