The Colorado Rapids will hit the road for a 2-game stretch and their first stop will be in Harrison, New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls. The Wednesday night matchup was originally supposed to be scheduled in July, but was moved to late April. The Rapids will be looking to keep their unbeaten road record intact against an impressive Red Bulls team that is the only MLS side still unbeaten.
Colorado (1-2-4, 7 points) are coming off an intense 1-1 draw against FC Dallas on Friday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Dallas were reduced to 10 men in the 2nd half after Blas Perez was given his marching orders after an altercation with Drew Moor. The Rapids found a game-tying goal courtesy of Nick LaBrocca in in the 79th minute, but were unable to find a winner after some desperate defending by FC Dallas.
New York (3-0-3) can find solace in a 1-1 home draw on the weekend against LA Galaxy. Sure, it might not have been the result that Jesse Marsch would have wanted at home but the Red Bulls are still unbeaten and fought back to earn a draw against the defending Champions. Felipe was able to even the score for the New Jersey-based club and the Red Bulls earned a share of the spoils.
Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni still has a lot of work to do as he has only won once in his last 20 matches. The 4-0 win over FC Dallas a few weeks ago saw Claudio Lopez on the sideline as Mastroeni was serving a suspension. Red Bull Arena will be a tough task for the Rapids as they have not won over the Red Bulls in New Jersey since 2008.