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LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids - Game Preview

On Friday, September 5th, the Colorado Rapids will travel to the StubHub Center to take on the LA Galaxy. Kickoff is set for 8:30 and the match will be broadcast on NBC Sports.

Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane has impressed in 2014.
Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane has impressed in 2014.
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The Colorado Rapids are looking to end a six-game losing streak that has seen the club continue to descend in the Western Conference Standings. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy are currently fighting for the Supporter's Shield trophy, the prize given to the team with the best regular season record. The Rapids are looking for a result that would keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Colorado (8-12-6) currently find themselves in 7th place in the Western Table. The Rapids most recent loss was against Seattle on the weekend at CenturyLink Field. Clint Dempsey was the difference as the United States international fired the Seattle Sounders to a slim victory over Colorado in the Emerald City. Rapids goalkeeper Joe Nasco made his MLS debut against Seattle.

Los Angeles (13-5-7) are currently on a winning streak and their latest victim was Chivas USA in a 3-0 rout. Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane both found the scoresheet to help put the Rojiblancos to the sword. A few weeks ago, the LA Galaxy overcame a 3-1 deficit at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and relied on Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzales, and Landon Donovan to win by a scoreline of 4-3.

The Colorado Rapids released an article on their website earlier in the week that the club was in advanced talks with a veteran defender. This 'mystery player' is widely believed to be Zat Knight, a 34-year old central defender that has Premier League experience. Knight is currently a free agent, and would most likely be a good option given the fact that Drew Moor and Shane O'Neill are injured.