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DC United vs. Colorado Rapids | 2018 MLS Match Preview

D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids
2018 MLS Regular Season — Week 22

Audi Field — Washington
July 28 - 8 pm ET

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After suffering their first loss at Audi Field — to the Atlantic Cup rival New York Red Bulls no less — D.C. United are looking to rebound Saturday night against a Colorado Rapids squad that has just one win away from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this season.

The Rapids come to the nation’s capital with back-to-back draws, including rallying for a 2-2 draw against Rocky Mountain Cup rival Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium last Saturday.

D.C. United

D.C. United (3-9-5) fell in a hole just two minutes after a kickoff that was delayed nearly an hour because of inclement weather and could never recover in a 1-0 loss to the Red Bulls Wednesday night at Audi Field.

After Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 100th career MLS regular season goal, Paul Arriola appeared to equalize later in the first half, but his goal was called back following Video Review for offside.

“We have been efficient with our chances and created plenty of looks on goal… that is the most important thing,” Ben Olsen said. “Building off the second half can be a positive, but only if we learn from the first half and learn how to get out of our comfort zone and have a tougher mentality. We were unfortunate to not at least get a point out of tonight."

  • Suspended: M - Paul Arriola
  • Suspended after next caution: M - Chris Durkin
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report:OUT: D - Taylor Kemp (labrum surgery), D - Nick DeLeon (knee injury); PROBABLE: D - Chris Odoi-Atsem (compartment release surgery)

Projected Starting XI
(4-1-4–1, right to left)
GK: David Ousted — Oniel Fisher, Frederic Brillant, Steve Birnbaum, Joseph Mora — Chris Durkin — Zoltan Stieber, Ian Harkes, Luciano Acosta, Yamil Asad — Wayne Rooney

Colorado Rapids

Colorado (4-11-5) are getting their results in twos. After two wins, followed by two losses, the Rapids had back-to-back draws, including a 2-2 Rocky Mountain Cup stalemate last Saturday at Real Salt Lake.

After Damir Kreilach and Joao Plata staked the host to a 2-0 lead inside the first 20 minutes, Jack McBean pulled the Rapids to within a goal in the 33rd minute — which came after the match was delayed 45 minutes because of inclement weather in the 24th minute — and Dillon Serna netted the dramatic equalizer two minutes from full time.

On Tuesday, the Rapids played Boca Juniors to a 2-2 draw and won the Western Union Cup 5-4 on penalties. Yannick Boli and Enzo Martinez scored for Colorado and Kellyn Acosta made his debut after arriving in a trade that sent Dom Badji to FC Dallas.

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: M - Johan Blomberg
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: None

Projected Starting XI
(3-5-2, right to left)
GK: Tim Howard — Kortne Ford, Axel Sjoberg, Tommy Smith — Johan Blomberg, Jack Price, Kellyn Acosta, Danny Wilson, Edgar Castillo — Sam Nicholson, Yannick Boli

All-Time Series

  • Overall: D.C. United 19 wins, 68 goals … Colorado Rapids 13 wins, 52 goals … 10 draws
  • At D.C.: D.C. United 12 wins, 43 goals … Rapids 3 wins, 19 goals … 6 draws
  • Last meeting at D.C.: D.C. United 1, Colorado Rapids 1 (March 20, 2016)

Officials

Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Craig Lowry
4th Official: Robert Sibiga
VAR: Alan Kelly

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Current Form

D.C. United
D
L
D
W
L
L
Colorado
W
W
L
L
D
D

Season Stats

D.C. UnitedColorado Rapids
17Games Played20
3Wins4
9Losses11
5Draws5
27Goals24
34Goals Conceded34
134Shots176
71Shots on Target82
194Fouls committed299
182Fouls suffered225
26Offside34
83Corners103

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
DC27521271.6
COL58520241.2
01234+Avg
DC111101.5
COL144201.6
01234+Avg
DC164111.6
COL441000.7

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
DC16361342
COL421121341.7
01234+Avg
DC121001
COL307101.5
01234+Avg
DC042612.3
COL124111.9
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