2019-05-29-PHI-COL

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 14
Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids 
Talen Energy Stadium — Chester
May 29 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

The Philadelphia Union are looking to keep pace with first-place D.C. United when they host a suddenly in-form Colorado Rapids squad that has won back-to-back games.

After three straight wins, the Union (7-4-3) managed just one point at home against a pair of Western Conference foes in their last two, falling to the Portland Timbers, 3-1, Saturday. Brian Fernandez struck twice in a five-minute span to give the Timbers a 2-0 halftime lead. Kacper Przybylko energized the crowd by slicing the Union deficit in half two minutes into the second half, but Diego Valeri added an insurance goal three minutes from full time.

One week after their first win of the 2019 season, the Rapids (2-9-2) tasted victory at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the first time this year with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew. Nicolas Mezquida came up with the 89th-minute winner. It was Colorado's third lead of the game after Tommy Smith and Jonathan Lewis struck early, and late, in the first half. 

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Mark McKenzie (D), Matthew Real (D)

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Union

  • Union: 1 win, 8 goals
  • Rapids: 2 wins, 9 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Tim Ford
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Michael Kampmeinert
  • 4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
  • VAR: Sorin Stoica

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