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
- 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.