Matchday Central: vs Philadelphia Union

Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union

MLS Regular Season
Saturday, May 3; 7 pm PT; CenturyLink Field
TV/Radio: Q-13 FOX; KIRO Radio 97.3 FM; THIS-TV (KOMO2, Spanish); ESPN Deportes Radio, 1490 AM (Spanish)

Philadelphia's Record: The Union started the year strong at 1-0-1, but has since gone winless to fall to 1-3-5 and sit eighth in the Eastern Conference.

Head-To-Head: This is the only match this season between the two clubs.

All-Time Series: Seattle and Philadelphia are even in the all-time series at 2-2-2, though Seattle holds a 2-1-0 edge at CenturyLink Field that includes a victory in the Union's first-ever match in 2010.

Injury Report: Sounders FC – OUT: D Damion Lowe (Hip Surgery); F Kevin Parsemain (ACL Tear). QUESTIONABLE: D Leo Gonzalez (R Hamstring Strain). Union – OUT: None. QUESTIONABLE: M Danny Cruz (R Foot Contusion); M Fred (L Quad Strain).

Key Player: Maurice Edu was the top overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft and was sold to Rangers in Scotland midway through the 2008 season. The 28-year-old defensive midfielder with 46 caps with the U.S. National Team moved on to Stoke City in 2012, going on loan first to Bursaspor in Turkey before landing in MLS with the Union this year. He has two goals and one assist through nine matches.

Notes: Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey was named Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month after scoring seven goals to go with two assists as Seattle went 3-0-1 in April…Sounders FC has won three straight matches, the 11th time in club history that they have seen a win streak of three or more games…Philadelphia is 0-3-2 on the road this season…Union midfielder Sebastien Le Toux played three seasons in Seattle, winning the USL MVP award in 2007 while helping the Sounders to the USL Championship. He was the first player signed by Sounders FC in 2008.

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