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Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids - Game Preview

On Saturday, May 16th, the Colorado Rapids will travel to Sporting Park to take on Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30pm MT and the match will be broadcast on Altitude.

United States international Graham Zusi is a Designated Player for Sporting Kansas City
United States international Graham Zusi is a Designated Player for Sporting Kansas City
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids will look to record their second win of the season as the club travels to Sporting Park to take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening.  The Rocky Mountain club has an astounding 7 draws from their opening 10 matches in 2015. Despite all the draws, the Rapids are still at the foot of the Western Conference, but a few wins could see the Rapids propel up the table.

Colorado (1-2-7, 10 points) are coming off a 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes at a cold and rainy Dick's Sporting Goods Park last Friday night. Chris Wondolowski found the scoresheet for San Jose, but the Rapids were able to earn a point at home as James Riley scored a very late equalizer in the 3rd minute of stoppage time. Lucas Pittinari was extremely unlucky not to win the game after he struck the post deep into stoppage time.

Sporting KC (3-2-5, 14 points) are coming off a 1-1 draw in the nation's capital on Saturday as the Kansas-based club earned a share of the spoils at RFK Stadium. Dom Dwyer was able to score for SKC, but Jairo Arrieta scored late in the first half and each team had to be content with a point apiece. The Colorado Rapids have set an MLS-record for consecutive games at home without a win.

The Rapids last home win dates to late June of 2014 when the club defeated now-defunct Chivas USA 3-0. Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni has a tough task on Saturday evening as Sporting Park is one of the toughest venues to play in Major League Soccer.