MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Seattle Sounders

Stephanie Gardner
MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids



Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, O’Neill, Moor; Harris, Thomas, Powers, LaBrocca; Buddle, Brown.

Injury Report:

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Kevin Harbottle

QUESTIONABLE: Nick LaBrocca (L groin tightness), Pablo Mastroeni (L quad strain), Marvell Wynne (R knee pain)

Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Joseph, Caskey; Zakuani, Neagle.

Injury Report:

OUT: David Estrada (L eye injury), Obafemi Martins (R leg tendon injury)

QUESTIONABLE: Brad Evans (L calf strain), Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture), Eddie Johnson (L hamstring strain)



  • Seattle is the only team in MLS without a win this season. The Sounders are in last place in the Western Conference and have the worst record in MLS, 0-3-2 after five games.

  • The Rapids are in sixth place in the Western Conference, with a 2-3-2 record.

  • Colorado has not defeated the Seattle Sounders since May 2010.

  • Drew Moor started on the bench for the first time since 2009 last week, after returning from a two-game suspension.

  • Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin has faced four penalties in his first four MLS starts, a record.