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Colorado Rapids MatchDay: The Burgundy Starting XI and Game Thread

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Pablo decided to give a few key players a rest.

Colorado Rapids v Portland Timbers Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images

The Colorado Rapids are going to have quite a challenge today against the Portland Timbers. While the Rapids are heading into this game with on a 3-game win streak, all of Portland’s wins this season (11) have come at home. It’s also cold and rainy, and Providence Park has a turf field.

The Starting XI looks a little different than usual, but I’m excited to see how the guys do (especially Marco Pappa and Caleb Calvert). I’m a little nervous about Bobby Burling coming back to play on wet turf, but we’ll see how it goes.

Tune into ESPN or check out our How to Watch guide to find out where to catch tonight’s game. I’ll be live tweeting during the game, or you can share your thoughts on the game thread below!

COLORADO RAPIDS STARTING XI:

Tim Howard; Mekeil Williams, Bobby Burling, Jared Watts, Eric Miller; Michael Azira, Sam Cronin; Shkëlzen Gashi, Kevin Doyle, Marco Pappa; Caleb Calvert

BENCH: Dominique Badji, Marc Burch, Dennis Castillo, Sebastien Le Toux, Zac MacMath, Dillon Powers, Axel Sjöberg.