After seeing Rais Mbolhi deliver another shaky performance, the Philadelphia Union are reportedly ready to make a change in goal.
Union head coach Jim Curtin has made the decision to drop Mbolhi from the lineup for this weekend’s home game against New York City FC, according to a report from CBS Philly. Mbolhi, 28, has seen his 2014 struggles carry over into the early parts of this season for a winless Philadelphia team that is in last place in the Eastern Conference.
The Algerian international had another tough outing in the Union’s deflating 3-2 collapse to Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. He is expected to be replaced by either John McCarthy, the 2014 USL Pro Goalkeeper of the Year, or the recently-recovered Andre Blake.
Philadelphia, which has a 0-3-2 record, hosts NYCFC on Saturday afternoon.
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