MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - D.C. United

Zac Lee Rigg
Goal.com
LA Galaxy 0-1 Colorado Rapids: Buddle strike the difference

 

PROBABLE LINEUPS




Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; O'Neill, Moor, Mera, Klute; Sturgis, Thomas; Harris, Powers, Cascio; Brown.





INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Martín Rivero (L quad strain)

 

PROBABLE LINEUPS




D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Willis; Riley, Woolard, White, Korb; Kitchen, Rochat; Nyassi, Pontius, Porter; Ruiz.





Injury Report:

OUT: Dwayne De Rosario (R hip flexor strain), Nick DeLeon (R ankle sprain), Dejan Jakovic (L adductor strain), Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction)

 

DID YOU KNOW?




  • When these teams met last season, D.C. won 2-0 for its first win over Colorado in RFK Stadium since 2009.

  • Both teams suffered decade-long winless runs away against each other which ended in 2010.

  • D.C. United has the worst record in MLS, with nine points from 18 games.

  • Following a 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, Ben Olsen criticized the referee. The MLS Disciplinary Committee slapped him with a $2,000 fine for his comments this week.

  • The Rapids are tied for fifth in the Western Conference.