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Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids - Game Preview

On Saturday, July 18th, the Colorado Rapids will travel to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Sounders for the final time in 2015. Kickoff is set for 8:00pm MT and the match will be broadcast on Altitude.

Osvaldo Alonso used to represent Cuba before he defected to the United States
Osvaldo Alonso used to represent Cuba before he defected to the United States
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The Colorado Rapids will look to continue their winning streak as the Rocky Mountain side will take on the Seattle Sounders for the 3rd and final time in the 2015 regular season. The Rapids are well behind pace for a playoff spot, but the club can take solace in the fact that they have gotten two straight wins over Vancouver and Real Salt Lake.

Colorado (4-6-9, 21 points), are coming off a wild 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake on the weekend. Drew Moor, Jared Watts, and Juan Ramirez all found the scoresheet as the Rapids won over their bitter rivals for the first time since 2013. RSL were without many key players and Pablo Mastroeni could definitely breath a sigh of relief after it took his Colorado team over 80 minutes to finally break down Real Salt Lake.

Seattle (10-8-2, 32 points), are currently in 1st place in the Western Conference. The Sounders have been without several key players due to the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Clint Dempsey, and Brad Evans are all with their respective national teams and Colorado will look to take advantage of Seattle's key absences.

The Rapids have never won in Seattle. In the last 5 years, Colorado has only won once over the Emerald City club. Pablo Mastroeni will have his work cut out for him regardless of whatever Seattle side starts against the Rapids. The Sounders are always very tough at home and the Rapids could have a small advantage after a pair of wins over Western Conference foes.