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.
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.