I connected with Kyle Shank over at Brotherly Game concerning the Philadelphia Union as they struggle to succeed in their expansion year. Here are the three questions that I thought you should all know the answers to.
Dave Clark - Sebastien Le Toux has settled in fairly strongly as one starting forward and scoring, while it seems his only help tallying goals has come from Mwanga as a sub. Do you see those two as the future forwards of the club?
Kyle Shank - At the moment no one else has really shown consistent goal scoring ability. Moreno is all over the field in a supporting role but never seems to find the net. The only other player I'd watch is Shea Salinas. If given more opportunities in mid and on the attack he could become a contributor.
DC - How has Roger Torres adjusted after his great start, but recent struggles?
KS - I guess we'll find out. Hopefully he has used the time off to increase his fitness. Despite good play early in the season he would consistently have to be subbed out around the 50 minute mark. Lately he has gotten less playing time and hasn't had an impact when in play.
DC - PPL Park is now home. Do you expect it to have a home field advantage for the team? What makes it unique in MLS?
KS - Clearly the Union like playing at home and have yet to lose (knock on wood). There really is an energy to a Philadelphia sports crowd that has an impact on the team. PPL Park will only amplify what has already been a strong crowd presence at Lincoln Financial Field. The stadium will be sold out and the crowd as close to the pitch as possible. It will be a terrible place for opponents to play.
Here is the Scouting Report and Match Card for the Philly game tomorrow.