The status of the Union's leading scorer, Sebastien Le Toux, was still in question for the team's next Major League Soccer game, 4 p.m. Saturday at defending champion Real Salt Lake (2-3-1).

Le Toux suffered a sprained left knee April 27 in the Union's 2-1 loss at New York in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The team obviously missed him in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the host Los Angeles Galaxy.

Union assistant coach John Hackworth said a decision on Le Toux would likely be made by Thursday.

Speaking after practice on Wednesday, Le Toux said he was still sore and felt about 90 percent.

"I can't really push on it 100 percent and there are things I don't feel comfortable doing, and we're still working in it," Le Toux said. He can run forward, but he still has trouble making cuts.

Not counting the Open Cup, when he scored the Union's lone goal, Le Toux has scored four goals in four MLS games for the 1-4 Union.

Last week, he didn't travel with the team and found watching the game a frustrating experience. Still, he won't go on the field unless he feels he can make a strong contribution, he said.

"As a player, I really want to play, but I have to be careful about coming back too early. And, if I'm not feeling good, maybe it's not a good thing to come back this week," he said. "I have to be smart, too."

He added that the leg has been getting better each day, and that he would not rule anything out.

Call-ups. Union rookies Amobi Okugo and Jack McInerney will compete for the under-20 U.S. national team in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament, May 15-25 in the Netherlands.

The Union will play host to FC Dallas on May 15 at Lincoln Financial Field, and assistant coach John Hackworth said Okugo and McInerney would not leave to join the national team until after that game.

"We have a bye week May 21, so they won't be missing anything with us," Hackworth said.

The 17-year-old McInerney was the proud owner of a ball autographed by his teammates after scoring his first MLS goal in Saturday's loss to the Galaxy.

Out this week. Midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi must sit out Saturday's game after receiving a red card for a reckless tackle against the Galaxy late in the first half.

"Stefani Miglioranzi is one of the nicest people to walk the face of the Earth," Hackworth said. "He didn't have any ill intent, but went to win the ball."