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Love Me Three Times: 3 Questions on Philly-NYC with SB Nation's Brotherly Game

For the third time in ten games, the Bronx Blues will take on the Union, who have won three of their last four. We caught up with Eugene Rupinski from The Brotherly Game to get us ready for Saturday's clash.

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Hudson River Blue: What's the current outlook among Union supporters over the ongoing, often-agonizing Philly goalkeeper saga?

Brotherly Game: Right now it's good-ish? Loanee Brian Sylvestre has played very well, and most of our fans support keeping him through the end of the season. He's been the Union's best goalkeeper this year with three clean sheets, and has given the Union fans hope that this team has turned a corner.

HRB: The Union have rattled off a couple of impressive wins in recent weeks-- they did what New York City couldn't and won at Red Bull Arena over Memorial Day weekend, and dropped Columbus 3-0 on Wednesday to make it three wins in four. What has enabled this run of form?

BG: The Union's preferred lineup is finally healthy. All year the club has battled injuries to key players, and now almost everyone is back and the team is finding a rhythm. This is the team that Union fans were hoping to see all year, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

HRB: We've been following the development of the documentary film about Philly's Sons of Ben supporter group. Why do you think its story needed to be captured on film, and can NYCFC fans learn a thing or two from the SOB's?

BG: It's a good story that a lot of soccer fans should be able to relate to. The city wanted a team for so long, and Bryan James and the Sons of Ben were able to help spur that on. I think the NYCFC fans can learn from the Sons of Ben - the supporters are an integral part of the club, and if they assert themselves properly they can accomplish great things.

Special thanks to Eugene and the Brotherly Game crew for playing ball with us once again! Be sure to check out our "reverse fixture," in which Hudson River Blue heads over to our opponent's site to tackle three questions on New York City FC!