Philadelphia Union head coach Peter Nowak has decided, and wisely so, that playing Sebastien Le Toux as a lone striker again probably isn't a good idea so he's going to start Danny Mwanga and let him pair the Frenchman. Interestingly, he's also brought on Stefani Miglioranzi to pair Brian Carroll in the center of the midfield, while he gets a boost from Justin Mapp, who is starting after fighting off an injury.
For the Houston Dynamo, it is exactly as expected. There aren't many surprises with Dominic Kinnear's side as they come out in their standard 4-4-2. Uh oh, it's 4-4-2 for both sides and Taylor Twellman on the call for ESPN. This will be fun.
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Faryd Mondragon; Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan; Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp; Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga