The Union will be out to retaliate on Saturday against TFC, as Toronto Fc visit Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly Love for the first team after knocking out Philadelphia Union in the 2016 Major League Soccer Playoffs. Toronto FC defeated Philadelphia Union 3-1 in that match, which was staged at the BMO Field, to take control of their playoff win. The both clubs are coming off draws in their first game of the season with Philadelphia Union gaining a point against Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC doing the same against RSL.

Neither teams got a goal in their opening matches but that is not likely to happen with Toronto possibly introducing Jozy Altidore and Sabastian Giovinco into the game on Saturday and the Union are also searching for a win to begin their 2017 season home games slate.

For the all-time series - both Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC have settled for a draw in 17 all-time regular MLS season clashes but TFC holds the most advantage with their last season's playoff win.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union earned a point against a well solid Vancouver Whitecaps side in Vancouver - thanks to the contributions and strong play of central midfielder Derrick Jones. The Philadelphia Union Homegrown player was impressible in his debut game playing in the Union's holding midfield. Jay Simpson and Bedoya will be looking to create more opportunities up front in the Union's second match as they drew their last game as a result of fewer goal-bound chances.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC kicked off their 2017 MLS campaign with a goalless draw against Real Salt Lake last weekend. TFC first three games are slated away this season and they got off to a good start during their first game against RSL, gaining a clean-sheet at the Rio Tinto Stadium. Toronto FC should be a bit displeased not to get the goals coming, as forward Sebastian Giovinco was denied the chance to make it come to pass by RSL goalkeeper Rimando on a penalty kick.

Nevertheless, a draw on the road in Major League Soccer is often a fine result. Sure, any possible results against a side out for retaliation would really be a big plus for Greg Vanney's group.

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