Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview
2019 MLS Regular Season – Week 27
Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Dick's Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City
September 7 – 9:00 PM ET
STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada
The Seattle Sounders are seeking a third straight win to bolster their hold on second place in the Western Conference when they take on a Colorado Rapids squad that stunned the New York Red Bulls in Robin Fraser's debut as head coach.
The Rapids (8-14-6) snapped a three-match winless streak Saturday night, defeating the Red Bulls 2-0 at Red Bull Arena. Jonathan Lewis scored a goal in each half and Tim Howard made three saves to earn his fourth clean sheet of the season in his final game in his home state against his former club.
The Sounders (13-8-7) moved up to second in the West after a wild 4-3 win over the LA Galaxy Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Seattle raced out to a two-goal lead after 55 minutes through Raul Ruidiaz and Cristian Roldan. But the Galaxy roared back to level on goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Uriel Antuna. The teams combined for four goals in a 14-minute span with Roldan netting the 89th-minute winner.
This is the second meeting this year, with the Sounders winning 2-0 at CenturyLink Field March 9. Kelvin Leerdam and Ruidiaz both scored inside the opening 10 minutes.
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee surgery
- OUT: Deklan Wynne (D) - foot injury
- QUESTIONABLE: Tim Howard (GK) - hamstring injury
- Suspended: Diego Rubio (F)
- Suspended after next caution: Kei Kamara (F), Jack Price (M), Danny Wilson (M)
- International duty: Sebastian Anderson (D), Cole Bassett (M)
Seattle Sounders FC
- Injury Report:
- OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
- OUT: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain
- Suspended: Roman Torres (D)
- Suspended after next caution: Nouhou Tolo (D)
- International duty: Brad Smith (D), Xavier Arreaga (D), Raul Ruidiaz (F), Gustav Svensson (M), Joevin Jones (D), Cristian Roldan (M), Jordan Morris (F), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (F), Jordy Delem (M), Nouhou Tolo (D)
Series Matchup at Rapids
- Rapids: 3 wins, 16 goals
- Sounders: 7 wins, 20 goals
- 1 draw
- Referee: Kevin Stott
- Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, TJ Zablocki
- 4th Official:Baldomero Toledo
- VAR: Hilario Grajeda