The Colorado Rapids will look to keep their current unbeaten streak alive with a trip to the Pacific Northwest as they will do battle with the Seattle Sounders. The Rapids have never recorded a win in 6 matches at CenturyLink Field, but they will look to change that as the Rocky Mountain side won their first ever league match at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario just a fortnight ago.
Colorado (3-1-2) dropped into 4th place in the Western Conference after an uninspired 0-0 draw at a rainy Dick's Sporting Goods Park on the weekend. The Rapids welcomed the return of Vicente Sanchez but the Uruguayan was unable to help Colorado get the win. Regardless, it was a point that could prove very beneficial down the stretch as some MLS clubs will have players missing during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, there is a two-week break from MLS league play during the group stage of the tournament.
Seattle (4-2-1) are on a three-match unbeaten run and most recently defeated Chivas USA by a scoreline of 2-1 on April 19th. United States International Clint Dempsey has been in fine form recently while forward Obafemi Martins found the scoresheet against the Goats. The Cascadian club has recorded a good start to the current campaign and also had a memorable 4-4 draw against the Portland Timbers in early August.
Rapids midfielder Jose Mari missed the San Jose match due to a quadriceps strain and it is unclear whether the former Real Zaragoza man will feature in Seattle. Chris Klute did make his first appearance since the season opener and is expected to feature at CenturyLink Field.