MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Philadelphia Union
Danny Mwanga, who started his professional career with Philly, could make his Colorado debut against his former club.
By Stephanie Gardner
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Wynne, Moor, Calderon, Mullan; Mastroeni, Thomas, Smith; Cascio, Brown, Harbottle.
OUT: Edson Buddle (knee), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Jaime Castrillon (knee surgery)
|Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Lahoud, Carroll; G. Farfan, M.Farfan, Le Toux; Casey.||
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Conor Casey will play against his hometown team for the first time since 2007 following an offseason trade.
- The last time Sebastien Le Toux started against Colorado, he scored the one and only goal. However, the Rapids have won their last nine home openers.
- The Rapids have three wins and two ties in five all-time meetings against the Union.
- Weather forecast predicts that Saturday will include the first use of the rare orange ball this season. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is expecting up to 10 inches of snow on Saturday.
- Neither team made it to the playoffs in 2012. Union finished with 36 points, eighth in Eastern Conference. Rapids finished with 37 points, seventh in the Western Conference. Also, both sides lost their season openers.
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 10, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - Philadelphia Union 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 18, 2012||Philadelphia Union 1 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 29, 2011||Philadelphia Union 1 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 4, 2011||Colorado Rapids 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 29, 2010||Colorado Rapids 4 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|20||Diego Armando Calderón||Midfielder|
|-||Kevin Andrew Harbottle Carrasco||Striker|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
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