Philadelphia will chase a first-ever win against Colorado as well as a first win in 2012 in its home opener.
|Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Lopez; Carroll, Gomez; Mwanga, Martinez, M. Farfan; Pajoy.||
QUESTIONABLE: DF Chris Albright (L groin strain)
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Castrillon; Mullan, Cummings, Cascio.||
OUT: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear)
PROBABLE: DF Hunter Freeman (R ankle arthroscopy); MF Pablo Mastroeni (head contusion)
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- Philadelphia has never beaten Colorado. The Rapids have won two and drawn two of the four all-time meetings.
- PPL Park, which will host this game, will also handle the 2012 MLS All-Star Game.
- Freddy Adu and Amobi Okugo are away with the U.S. U-23 team for Olympic qualifying.
- Both left after Philly's opening matchday defeat to the Portland Timbers. After taking the lead in the second half, the Union coughed up three goals in a 3-1 loss.
- Oscar Pareja opened his coaching account with a win. The Rapids handed the Columbus Crew a 2-0 defeat to open the 2012 season. Drew Moor and Quincy Amarikwa provided the goals.