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Colorado Rapids MatchDay First Look: Toronto FC

The Reds are in town and with them comes two former, and pretty significant, Rapids players.

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC play for the only time in 2016 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday and features the return of two big named Rapids players:  Clint Irwin and Drew Moor.

No pressure right?


The Rapids are currently 1-1-1 (4 points) and sit ninth in the Western Conference while the Reds of Toronto FC are 1-1-1 (4 points) and are in fifth in the Eastern Conference.


The Rapids have been very loyal to the 4-2-3-1 formation with a variety of level of success.   The Reds have used a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-3-1 and has the same level of uneven success.  My gut tells me that both teams run out a 4-2-3-1 and the Rapids will be on the front foot for the match whereas the Reds, depending on how it goes, will look to park the bus.

Recent Results:

19 September 2015:  1-3 loss at BMO Field

1 April 2014:  1-0 win at BMO Field

4 May 2013:  1-0 win at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

18 July 2012:  1-2 loss at BMO Field

17 September 2011:  1-2 loss at BMO Field

Basic Statistics

Games Played Win Loss Draw Points Goals For Goals Against Shots Shots on Goal
Colorado Rapids 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 40 14
Toronto FC 3 1 1 1 4 4 3 34 13

Super Initial Early Thoughts: A lot of this match is about the injury concerns with the Colorado Rapids.  By now we have all heard about the problems with Kevin Doyle and how he could be out for up to seven games.  Regardless of how long he is out he most certainly will not be playing against Toronto FC.  The Reds have there own injuries concerns.  Moor has missed a match due to illness and Jozy Altidore has been battling hamstring injuries.  So it's tough to say who or what the starting lineup will be.   In addition, Shkelzen Gashi picked up a minor knock during international duty so he may miss this match.

As we get closer to this one we will have much more on this match.  The Rapids and Reds kick off at 6:00 PM MDT at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  The match will be shown on Altitude 2 at 6:00 PM MDT.