Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Inter Miami FC
Late tonight, the Philadelphia Union take the field against Inter Miami FC. The Union started off with the return to play with a 1-0 win against NYCFC last week. With a win tonight, the Union is almost guaranteed to advance to the Knockout Round.
Where to watch?
The game will be aired on Comcast and Verizon Fios sat 10:30 PM.
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There will be some history made tonight, as this is the first meeting between both teams. Inter Miami has yet to earn a single point in club history, while the Union is coming into the game very confident following their 1-0 victory last week. Even though Inter Miami is struggling, Union head coach Tim Curtin believes that Inter Miami is very talented.
“[Miami is] a great blend of really experienced MLS players and some good young, dynamic defensive and attacking pieces.”
To counter Inter Miami’s attack, the Union is very fortunate to have great depth at center back. They have four guys (Mark McKenzie, Jack Elliott, Aurelien Collin, Jakob Glesnes) who can come in and play the position when needed.
Players to watch
Kacper Przybylko: Przybylko had a few chances last week against NYCFC to put one in the back of the net, but couldn’t capitalize. I believe that he will be able to at least score once tonight maybe even twice.
Andre Blake: Union goalkeeper Andre Blake didn’t miss a beat when the Union returned to the field against NYFC. Blake played a big role in the win, as he made some huge saves. I expect Blake to continue his elite play and cause issues for Inter Miami’s attack.
Prediction: 2-0 Union
I believe that the Philadelphia Union are just too talented for Inter Miami. I think Inter Miami will put up some fight, but in the end, it won’t be enough. Hopefully, the Union can start off faster tonight now that they’re back into game speed.