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Saturday, October 27, 2012


Welcome to the final match of the regular season. Here's a look at John Hackworth's starting lineup for today's match against visiting New York Red Bulls:

  • GK ... MacMath
  • DF ... Gaddis, Okugo, Valdes, Lahoud
  • MF ... Albright, Carroll, M Farfan
  • FW ... Daniel, Cruz, McInerney
  • Bench: GK Konopka; MF Torres, Gomez, Pfeffer; FW Hoppenot, Hoffman, McLaughlin.

A note or two about the lineups:

Albright gets the nod. The season's ending the way it began, with defender Chris Albright getting a start. The veteran back, who hasn't cracked the starting lineup since March 24, got the nod. The lineup card says he'll be in the midfield, but it might be a more defensive role, with Ray Gaddis and Michael Lahoud stretching the field on the wings.
Adu, where are you? Midfielder/forward Freddy Adu did not make the starting XI, or the gameday roster. Adu will finish the season having started only one of the final six games, playing only 58 total minutes
Le Toux --- remember him? The Red Bulls will bring ex-Union player Sebastien Le Toux off the bench, if he plays at all. The MLS Best XI choice in 2010 has gone from starter to sub in NY.

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