FC Cincinnati travel to Chester, Pennsylvania for the final road match of 2021 to take on Philadelphia Union. Kickoff from Subaru Park is set for Sunday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
HOW TO WATCH:
Local TV: Star64
Local Stream: fccincinnati.com
Out of Market: ESPN+
Radio: 1530 ESPN
Talent: Tom Gelehrter (play-by-play), Kevin McCloskey (analyst), Alex Stec (sideline)
Be sure to follow @FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates from the match.
SCOUTING PHILADELPHIA UNION (13-8-11 – 50 pts – 3rd, Eastern Conference)
For the second match running, FC Cincinnati are set to square off against the third-ranked team in the bottlenecked Eastern Conference, with Nashville SC, Philadelphia, New York City FC and Orlando City SC all separated by five points between second and fifth place.
The Union enter Sunday’s match coming off a 2-2 draw in Toronto, and winners of one of the club’s last four matches. Kacper Przybylko leads Philadelphia with 11 goals this season, while 11 other players have scored at least one goal for the Union.
STORYLINES TO WATCH
CAN BRANDON MAKE IT FOUR? – With his goal Wednesday against Nashville SC, Brandon Vázquez became the first player to score in three straight matches in FC Cincinnati history. Should he score Sunday at Philadelphia, he would be just the 11th player in MLS this season to have a four game (or longer) consecutive goal streak.
BRENNER MAKING HIS MARK – FC Cincinnati forward Brenner scored his eighth goal of the season Wednesday night against Nashville SC, which is the most in one season by any FC Cincinnati player in the club’s young history. He is one goal shy of Allan Cruz’s nine career goals, the most all-time with the Orange and Blue.
SPOIL THE (HALLOWEEN) PARTY – Philadelphia Union can clinch a playoff spot with a win or tie Sunday, as the Orange and Blue look to spoil the Halloween night party. Even with a loss, Philadelphia can clinch a playoff berth in several other scenarios, as FC Cincinnati look to make the Union rely on help elsewhere.