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United Vs. Union: D.C. Travels To Philadelphia Looking For Fourth Straight Win In League Play

D.C. United travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to face the Union for the second time in lass than two weeks. Philadelphia defeated D.C. 2-1 in a U.S. Open Cup match on June 5.

SEATTLE - JUNE 10:  Santino Quaranta #25 of D.C. United battles Nathan Sturgis #12 of the Seattle Sounders FC on June 10, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. D.C. United defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JUNE 10: Santino Quaranta #25 of D.C. United battles Nathan Sturgis #12 of the Seattle Sounders FC on June 10, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. D.C. United defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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D.C. United travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to face the Union for the second time in lass than two weeks. Philadelphia defeated D.C. 2-1 in a U.S. Open Cup match on June 5.

DCU is riding a three-game winning streak in league play, having won their last match 3-2 over the New England Revolution on May 26 at RFK Stadium. United sits atop the Eastern Conference standings, with 27 points in 15 games.

Philadelphia will take the field on Saturday with a new manager on the sideline, as John Hackworth takes over for Peter Nowak. The Union are currently on a five-game winless streak, having most recently lost in league play to Toronto FC three weeks ago. Nowak now holds the unique distinction of having been fired by both Philadelphia and D.C.

Game Day/Time: Saturday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: PPL Park, Chester, PA

Television Coverage: CSNWashington.com

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