MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Union (5-3-2) at Toronto (2-4-6)
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., at BMO Field. TV: Comcast SportsNet.
Most recent game: Toronto FC trailed visiting Vancouver, 1-0, after 60 minutes in the Nutrilite Canadian Championships on Wednesday before the game was postponed due to rain, thunder and lightning. It will be replayed in its entirety on July 2. Toronto's most recent MLS game was Sunday's 0-0 draw at defending MLS champion Colorado.
The Union defeated visiting Chicago, 2-1, on Saturday.
Outlook: The Union are just 1-3 on the road, while Toronto is 2-1-4 at home. Union forward Danny Mwanga, who missed the Chicago game with a hamstring injury, is ready to go, according to team manager Peter Nowak. Midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi remains out with a groin injury according to Nowak. Midfielder Amobi Okugo is out with a high ankle sprain. The Union have allowed the fewest goals in the Eastern Conference (7). Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon (0.70 goals against average) has been forced to make just 18 saves. Carlos Ruiz has a team-high three goals.
Toronto is still looking to regroup after trading popular Dwayne De Rosario to the New York Red Bulls earlier this season. It has received a team-high three goals from Brazilian forward Maicon Santos.
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER
Western New York Flash (5-0-1) at Independence (2-1-2)
Sunday, 6 p.m., at Widener. TV: Fox Soccer Channel
Last week: Western New York defeated visiting magicJack, 3-0. The Independence played to a 1-1 draw at Boston.
Outlook: This will be the last game that WPS teams will have the use of national team players before the World Cup. The big draw is Western New York forward Marta, the five-time FIFA world player of the year from Brazil. Marta has two goals and three assists in four games. Teammate Christine Sinclair has a league-best four goals and is tied with Marta and Boston's Kelly Smith for the league assist mark with three. Former Independence midfielder Caroline Seger scored two goals for Western New York in last week's win. Seger was named WPS player of the week.
In last week's draw with Boston, Tasha Kai scored for the Independence, her second goal of the season. Midfielders Jen Buczkowski and Nikki Krzysik and defender Leigh Ann Robinson have played every minute for the Independence, who are 2-0-1 in their last three games. The Independence are 1-0 at home and Western New York is 1-0-1 on the road.
- Marc Narducci