“Anything can happen in one game,” he said. “The advantage that I do think we have is playing at home in front of our fans. That’s going to be important for us. We know it’s going to be a great game. Philadelphia’s a difficult opponent. They beat us at their house this season. The fans will be important.”
Philadelphia has its own injuries.
Striker Kacper Przybylko, who scored the winning goal in the previous meeting on Aug. 31, didn’t play against Red Bulls because of an foot injury sustained near the end of the regular season. Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who scored in the 30th minute on Sunday, left the game in the 112th minute with an undisclosed injury.
“Obviously Bedoya, big player for them, almost a leader for their team,” Hyndman said. “It will probably be a big miss if he doesn’t play in the game. That’s something that can happen this late in the season. It’s never nice to see, but at the same time we’ve got to try to take advantage of what they’re lacking at the time, and that’s what we’re looking at.”