Fans of the Philadelphia Union have just two home games left in the 2012 season. The next game on the schedule is a home game against the New England Revolution. On Saturday, October 6, 2012, the Union will be hosting the Revolution at PPL Park Stadium. Neither team is in contention for the playoffs so the game will not have much impact on the standings. The game is still important, however, to both teams. For the Revolution, it could provide a vital boost to players and fans. For the Union, it would help him solidify the players' confidence and momentum. Since neither team can make the playoffs, both teams should be playing for themselves and for the fans.
Currently, the Revolution are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. The Union are in seventh place. The Revolution have 29 points and the Union have 33 points. During the season, the two teams met twice before. On July 29, the Revolution traveled to play the Union and the game ended with the Union taking the win by a score of 2-1. On September 1, the Union traveled to play the Revolution and the two teams managed to finish with a scoreless draw. Since this game is at home and the Union have been doing well, it seems that the Union will be able to get this game. However, if the Union become overconfident and the Revolution are working at the top of their game, the Revolution could win.
I think it is important to the team's future and to the fans that the Union gets the win that night. Though fans will stick with their favorite teams through the bad times, a team that is playing well likely has more people rooting for them. After a controversial season that saw a playoff bound team become one of the worst teams in the MLS due to the actions of a certain former manager, it may be tough for some fans to currently be optimistic about the team's chances. I think the team has a great chance in this game and a win would likely do a lot for the team and the fans.
Kristin Watt lives in central Pennsylvania and has no local major league sporting teams in the area. She has chosen to adopt Philadelphia's teams, including the Philadelphia Union, as her own home teams. Philadelphia is close enough to make a daytrip out of a game and still not have to get a hotel room.
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