The Rapids are in Canada today to take on a Vancouver Whitecaps team that has had decent early returns this season, especially at home. They have 4-1 and 2-1 wins to their name thus far at BC Place in 2014, and most of the momentum would seem to be against Pablo Mastroeni's men. Every match in 2013 between these two sides was won by the home side and the Rapids haven't won a game in BC Place since back in 2011 when a Wells Thompson goal sent the Rapids to their final playoff appearance under Gary Smith (lol). Then again, the Rapids have already surprised some people with their 1-1-1 start, and Mastroeni likely won't play negative tactics as Pareja did when the Rapids lost 3-0 to end last season. (Camilo also isn't playing.) This one should be fun, either way.
Join us in here today to watch the Rapids take on the Caps on Altitude and MLS Live.
Colorado Rapids (1-1-1) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-2)
Referee: Ioannis Stavridis (I don't know him either)
Rapids Lineup: Irwin; Piermayr, O'Neill, Moor, Burch; Jose Mari, Sturgis, Powers, Hill; Brown, Torres
Whitecaps Lineup: Ousted; Beitashour, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Laba, Morales, Teibert; Mattocks, Miller