MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Union (6-3-2) at Colorado (4-3-6)

Saturday, 9 p.m., at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TCN)

Most recent game: The Union demolished Toronto FC last Saturday, 6-2. Colorado played visiting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Outlook: The Union will be without Carlos Ruiz, who is playing with Guatemala's national team. Colorado is without three players who have national team commitments - Omar Cummings and Tyrone Marshall of Jamaica and Sanna Nyassi of Gambia.

Ruiz shares the team lead of three goals with Danny Mwanga, who scored twice last week. Sebastien Le Toux has a team-high three assists.

The Union are 2-3 on the road, while Colorado is 2-1-3 at home. The defending MLS champion Rapids have played five consecutive draws, matching the MLS single-season record. The all-time record is six consecutive ties (San Jose 2004-05).

Chestnut Hill Academy graduate Jeff Larentowicz and Jamie Smith share the Colorado lead with three goals. Smith is listed as questionable with a calf strain. Union midfielder Amobi Okugo remains out with a high-ankle sprain.   - Marc Narducci