OUT: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)
PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle sprain); FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain)
SUSPENDED AFTER 2 MORE CAUTIONS: MF Ross LaBauex; MF Jeff Larentowicz; DF Tyrone Marshall; MF Pablo Mastroeni; DF Drew Moor; MF Sanna Nyassi; MF Wells Thompson; DF Anthony Wallace
Good to see Kandji moving up to the probable status, but I'm guessing we won't see him until next week. Smith is always a question mark of course. Philly is only missing one player so they'll have the advantage there. My guess at the starting XI:
Kimura - Wynne - Marshall - Moor
Mullan - Pablo- Larentowicz - Smith/Thompson
Nyassi - Cummings
Any other lineup than this one makes no sense at this point. Put our best XI out there and play.
Key To Look For: Does Smith tinker with the lineup or does he give us the best chance to win? His decisions have been hit or miss the last couple of weeks, let's hope he settles down.
Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Cummings. Philly is a good team, but I''m not sure they're as good as some people are making them out to be. We're equal on points (but Philly has 4 games in hand) but the Union leads the weaker Eastern Conference. They have the second best defense in the league but I think the speed of Nyassi and Cummings can pull it apart. I still have no faith in our defense getting a shutout though.