It’s top versus bottom in the Eastern Conference on Thursday, with Philadelphia making the trip to Soldier Field to take on rock-bottom Chicago.
The hosts are level on points with DC United but sit at the foot of the Eastern table on goal difference – four points adrift of Columbus in 12th. Ezra Hendrickson’s side goes into the game with Philadelphia on the back of the 2-0 defeat away to Houston Dynamo on Sunday, their third defeat in their last four MLS games.
The Union go into Thursday’s game looking to stretch their lead at the summit, currently two points ahead of New York City, albeit having played a game more. Jim Curtin’s men are on a run of nine MLS games without defeat, after seeing off City in the huge game on Sunday to climb above them.