The Colorado Rapids will look to end a two-game cross country road trip with a result against LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Saturday evening. The long travel was an odd scheduling anomaly as the Rocky Mountain club just faced the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, NJ on Wednesday night. This is the first meeting between LA and Colorado this season.
Colorado (1-2-5, 8 points) earned a precious point at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday evening. Gaby Torres scored his third goal of the season for the Rapids but Bradley Wright-Phillips equalized from the penalty spot and both clubs had to settle for a share of the spoils. The Rapids can find solace in the point but might feel the need to steal three points in LA.
LA Galaxy (3-2-3, 12 points) are coming off a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena on the weekend. Bradford Jamieson scored his first goal of the season but Felipe was able to find the equalizer in the second half. The Red Bulls were upset after the game because the felt they had played well enough to win, but they were left to rue their missed opportunities as both teams settled for a point.
The Rapids have signed striker Luis Solignac from Argentine First Division side Nueva Chicago. He is 24 years old and joins two other Argentine players signed in 2015, Lucas Pittinari and Juan Ramirez. Colorado head coach Pablo Mastroeni has called the player a "True Number 9, a target forward.." It is unclear if Luis Solignac will make his debut on Saturday evening.