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  • July 29, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 18770
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Colorado Rapids

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Colorado visits PPL Park for a nationally televised Friday night match against the first-place Union.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; Williams, Califf, Valdes, G. Farfan; Mapp, Carroll, Nakazawa, Daniel; Le Toux, Ruiz.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)

PROBABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (L hip strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Palguta; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Nyassi, Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain); FW Omar Cummings (R ankle sprain); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain); FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • It's been two weeks since the Union played a match that counted. Its last two matches were friendlies: a 1-0 win over Everton and a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.

  • Conor Casey and Danny Mwanga each scored in the second half when these teams last met in a 1-1 draw on June 4 in Commerce City.
  • The Union defeated New England 3-0 away in its last MLS match. The win was the Union's third road win of the season, which surpassed its total for all of 2010.
  • Colorado conceded a late PK at home to New England last week, forcing them to settle for a 2-2 draw.
  • Union forward Carlos Ruiz has scored three goals in his last four games, and now leads the team with six on the year.
  • Rapids forward Mac Kandji could make his season debut in this match after being sidelined since suffering a torn ACL in the 2010 MLS Cup.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Colorado Rapids

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
71%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 0
Colorado Rapids RAP
Philadelphia Union PHI
2 - 0
Colorado Rapids RAP
Philadelphia Union PHI
2 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP

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