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Halftime Recap: Union trail by a goal

Caleb Calvert’s first MLS goal has the Rapids ahead at the half.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

With the first 45 minutes gone, the last-place Colorado Rapids are leading the Philadelphia Union by one.

Caleb Calvert got his team off the mark a third of the way through the half, running unopposed into the Union’s final third and blowing a shot past a clueless Andre Blake.

The Union’s best chance came eight minutes later, when Ilsinho forced a kick-save out of Tim Howard. Fabian Herbers, who teed up Ilsinho’s shot, was subbed off moments later with a groin injury. Chris Pontius manned the right wing in his stead.

Jim Curtin opted to rotate his starting eleven to a degree on Saturday night, starting Giliano Wijnaldum and Fabian Herbers in place of Fabinho and Chris Pontius, respectively.