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Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City SC | 2016 MLS Match Preview

COLORADO RAPIDS vs. ORLANDO CITY SC
Dick's Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, Colorado
August 20, 2016 | Week #24 | MLS Game #245
9 pm ET (MLS LIVE, Altitude, TV27)

The Colorado Rapids and Orlando City SC meet for the only time this season in league play when the clubs face off in an interconference clash Saturday evening at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids return home still sitting in second place in the Western Conference, having lost just once in league play over the past four months, following their 1-1 draw at the LA Galaxy last weekend. Orlando City sit in a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference and right on the red line as they chase a first-ever MLS playoff berth, following their 2-2 draw at the Chicago Fire last weekend.

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  • Shkelzen Gashi scored his second goal in the last three matches as the Rapids made it 17 results from their 18 league games, playing to a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening at StubHub Center.
  • Cyle Larin scored his 12th goal of the season – sitting in a tie for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot standings – with his fourth goal over the last five matches as Orlando City played to a third consecutive draw on the road, in their 2-2 result with the Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park.
  • The teams met once last year in Orlando City’s inaugural MLS season. Cyle Larin and Kaká scored three minutes apart in the second half as Orlando City took a 2-0 win June 24 in Orlando.

REFEREE: Sorin Stoica. AR1 (bench): Jeff Hosking; AR2 (opposite): Peter Balciunas; 4th: Alex Chilowicz
MLS Career: 53 games; FC/gm: 29.2; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 22; pens: 26

SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: COL: Axel Sjoberg, Jared Watts, Jermaine Jones, Eric Miller, Shkelzen Gashi … ORL: Carlos Rivas, Servando Carrasco
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (1 meeting): Rapids 0 wins, 0 goals … Orlando City 1 win, 2 goals … Ties 0
AT COLORADO: First meeting. 

LAST YEAR [MLS]:
6/24: ORL 2, COL 0 (Larin 62; Kaka 65)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • The teams met once last year in Orlando City’s inaugural MLS season. Cyle Larin and Kaká scored three minutes apart in the second half as Orlando City took a 2-0 win June 24 in Orlando.
  • Coaches record: Pablo Mastroeni vs. ORL: P1 W0 L1 T0 … Jason Kreis vs. COL: P20 W7 L4 T9

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Previous Meetings

Current Form

Colorado
D
W
D
L
W
D
Orlando
L
D
D
W
L
D

Season Stats

Colorado RapidsOrlando City SC
23Games Played23
11Wins5
3Losses6
9Draws12
27Goals38
20Goals Conceded41
227Shots219
110Shots on Target96
312Fouls committed321
225Fouls suffered272
51Offside36
88Corners125

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
COL412610271.2
ORL361121381.7
01234+Avg
COL173101.3
ORL135211.9
01234+Avg
COL353001
ORL236001.4

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
COL911201200.9
ORL251321411.8
01234+Avg
COL750000.4
ORL155101.5
01234+Avg
COL262011.4
ORL108112.1
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