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  • March 18, 2012
  • • 4:20 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 19074
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Colorado Rapids

Philadelphia will chase a first-ever win against Colorado as well as a first win in 2012 in its home opener.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Califf, Valdes, Lopez; Carroll, Gomez; Mwanga, Martinez, M. Farfan; Pajoy.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: DF Chris Albright (L groin strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Castrillon; Mullan, Cummings, Cascio.

INJURY REPORT

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)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Players to watch

G. Gómez

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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T. Cascio

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

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
29%
71%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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