8 p.m. at Colorado Rapids • FSN/Fox Sports Go, 1500-AM

Loons aim to rebound

Preview: United’s first point in MLS came in a draw at Colorado last season. And after a disappointing end to the U.S. Open Cup this past Monday, the Loons (5-8-1) have a good chance at rebounding at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against league-worst Colorado (2-9-3). But United hasn’t done well against bottom-dwelling teams this year. The San Jose Earthquakes’ only two victories this season are over the Loons.

– Loon forward Christian Ramirez.

Players to watch: Former United winger Sam Nicholson has started all seven games since the Loons traded him to Colorado on May 2. He notched one assist in the most recent game, a 2-2 draw with Chicago. Outside back Eric Miller, who formerly played for Colorado, likely will miss his return trip because of an injury.

Absences: For United, M Sam Cronin (concussion), D Francisco Calvo (national team duty), G Matt Lampson (knee), F Abu Danladi (undisclosed) and D Marc Burch (knee) are out while D Jerome Thiesson (groin) and Miller (hamstring) are questionable. For Colorado, D Kortne Ford (MCL) and D Axel Sjoberg (concussion) are out. F Yannick Boli is suspended.

Megan Ryan