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Colorado Rapids vs Philadelphia Union: How to Watch, Live Stream, TV Information and More

First vs First on Saturday night in Colorado

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The Colorado Rapids and Philadelphia Union play for the only time in the regular season tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in a match-up that, in March, looked really bad.

But now, it is a battle of the two first place teams in Major League Soccer.

Yep, the Rapids and Union both lead their respective conferences.  That still sounds crazy.

So...the goal for the Rapids:  win again at home

What to Watch For

1) The Streak, Part One: Quick!  When was the last time the Rapids lost?  Well, it's been eight games unbeaten for the Burgundy Boys since they last dropped a game.  We remember the April 9th match in Utah, but since then the Rapids are 6-0-2 (20 points, 2.5 PPG).

2) The Streak, Part Two: The second, and probably more important streak is that the Rapids have not lost at home.  And for a team that was simply dreadful at Estadio Richards last season (only five wins) this incredible start has been a blessing.  Playoff teams win at home.  End.  Of.  Story.

3) The Pending Break: After this matchup the Rapids have three full weeks off before returning to MLS play in mid June.  They will have a US Open Cup match at home on the 14th or 15th, but this should be a time to get everyone healthy for the fixture rich summer months.

Officiating Assingments

Referee: Hilario Grajeda

Assistant Referees: James Conlee and Cameron Blanchard

Fourth Official: Younes Marrakchi


Injuries: Colorado--OUT:  Sean St. Ledger and Marco Pappa.  Philadelphia--OUT:  Maurice Edu.  QUESTIONABLE:  Vincent Nogueira and Ilsinho.  LISTED ON REPORT:  Anderson.

Suspensions: NONE

International Call-Ups

Colorado: Jermaine Jones and Shkelzen Gashi.  Philadelphia: NONE

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 28 May 2016 at 7:00 PM MDT

Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park--Commerce City, Colorado

TV Information: Altitude Sports Television

Radio Information: Altitude Sports Radio AM 950

OnLine Streaming: MLS Live

Weather at Kickoff: 66 degrees and Partly Cloud

Predicted Starting XI

This is actually a tough one with some of the absences, but here goes (probably) nothing:

Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Bobby Burling, Axel Sjoberg, Mekeil Williams, Sam Cronin, Micheal Azira, Dillon Serna, Dillon Powers, Caleb Calvert, Kevin Doyle