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LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids | 2016 MLS Match Preview

LA GALAXY vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
STUBHUB CENTER | Carson, Calif.
August 13, 2016 | Week 23 | MLS Game #236
10:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE, Altitude, TWCSN-LA)

A massive match among the leaders in the Western Conference is ahead when the LA Galaxy meet the Colorado Rapids for a third time this season, Saturday evening at StubHub Center. The teams are separated by just four points in the division, each holding onto prime places in the playoff chase. The Galaxy sit in a tie for third place, their undefeated streak in league play now at eight games following a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls in Carson last Sunday evening. The Rapids bounced back from a first loss in 16 league contests last weekend, defeating Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-0 on Saturday evening at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

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  • The Galaxy extended their undefeated streak to eight games in league play with a second consecutive draw, coming back for a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center. Giovani dos Santos recorded an assist for a third consecutive contest, while Steven Gerrard had one for a second game in a row.
  • ​​Marlon Hairston and Dominique Badji scored goals – for Hairston, his third in the last four matches – as the Rapids rebounded from their first loss in 16 MLS games with a 2-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • ​The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Marco Pappa scored the game’s lone goal five minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Rapids the victory March 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; the teams reached a scoreless draw June 22 at StubHub Center.
  • The Rapids' win in the first meeting ended a four-game Galaxy undefeated streak alive in the series. It also ended a two-game Galaxy winning streak in Commerce City.
  • The last Rapids win at StubHub Center came in 2013. The Galaxy won 6-0 there in 2014 – the largest-ever victory in the all-time series; the teams have reached draws in the last two Carson meetings.

REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Atkins; 4th: Ricardo Salazar
MLS Career: 73 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 21; pens: 16

SUSPENDED: LA: Jeff Larentowicz (through Aug. 14)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: COL: Shkelzen Gashi
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: LA: A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres … COL: Axel Sjoberg, Jared Watts, Jermaine Jones, Eric Miller
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (69 meetings): Galaxy 35 wins (2 shootout), 108 goals … Rapids 25 wins (1 shootout), 78 goals … Ties 9
AT LA (34 meetings): Galaxy 23 wins (1 shootout), 67 goals … Rapids 7 wins (1 shootout), 31 goals … Ties 4

2016 (MLS)
3/12: COL 1, LA 0 (Pappa 95+)
6/22: LA 0, COL 0

  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Marco Pappa scored the game’s lone goal five minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Rapids the victory March 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; the teams reached a scoreless draw June 22 at StubHub Center.
  • The Rapids win in the first meeting ended a four-game Galaxy undefeated streak alive in the series. It also ended a two-game Galaxy winning streak in Commerce City.
  • The last Rapids win at StubHub Center came in 2013. The Galaxy won 6-0 there in 2014 – the largest-ever victory in the all-time series; the teams have reached draws in the last two Carson meetings.
  • Coaches record: Pablo Mastroeni vs. LA: P7 W2 L3 D2 … Bruce Arena vs. COL: P31 W17 L9 D5

LAST MEETING (MLS)

  • The best chance of the night came in the 79th minute when Galaxy winger Sebastian Lletget found Emmanuel Boateng inside the penalty area with a cross. All alone in front of goal, Boateng saw his first-time shot cleared off the line by Rapids defender Dennis Castillo.
  • Rapids goalkeeper Zac MacMath was credited with four saves for the clean sheet. Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe made five saves, including twice denying Marlon Hairston on close range opportunities in the box.
  • LA GALAXY (4-4-2): Brian Rowe - A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme, David Romney - Emmanuel Boateng, Nigel de Jong, Baggio Husidic (Steven Gerrard 61), Sebastian Lletget (Alan Gordon 87) - Giovani dos Santos (Mike Magee 73), Jack McBean.
  • COLORADO RAPIDS (4-2-3-1): Zac MacMath - Dennis Castillo, Jared Watts, Axel Sjoberg, Eric Miller - Sam Cronin, Micheal Azira - Marco Pappa (Dominique Badji 73), Dillon Powers, Marlon Hairston (Luis Solignac 78) - Kevin Doyle.

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LA Galaxy
D
W
W
W
W
D
Colorado
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D
W
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L
W

Season Stats

LA GalaxyColorado Rapids
22Games Played22
9Wins11
3Losses3
10Draws8
37Goals26
22Goals Conceded19
189Shots221
96Shots on Target108
243Fouls committed302
247Fouls suffered215
38Offside51
83Corners87

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
LA57514371.7
COL411610261.2
01234+Avg
LA232132.1
COL173101.3
01234+Avg
LA343011.3
COL343001

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LA611410221
COL910201190.9
01234+Avg
LA443000.9
COL750000.4
01234+Avg
LA271101.1
COL252011.4
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