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Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City: How to Watch, Live Stream, TV Information and More

Wednesday Night Football in Colorado

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Western Conference Rivals Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City get together tonight in Commerce City and for both teams this is a very important match.  The Rapids will be looking to pick up their seventh win in 11 matches and Sporting will be looking to erase a slide that has seen them go 0-5-1 in their last six.  Something has to give in this one.

The Goal for the Rapids:  win again at home

What to Watch For

1)  Defensive Prowess: what has been lost in this amazing run that the Rapids are on is how solid their defense has been.  And it has been a rotating cast of characters as Eric Miller, Marc Burch, Bobby Burling, Axel Sjoberg, Mekeil Williams, and Marlon Hairston have all seen time along the back line over the last month.  And they are giving up less than a goal a game.  Not.  Too.  Shabby.

2)  A Two Game Week: despite how Sporting has been playing, this is a tough week for the Rapids.  They take on Sporting in a few hours and then they fly to Columbus on Friday to play Crew SC on Saturday.  Squad rotation will be important as the Rapids will look to maximize points.  Could we see more of Dillon Powers and Dillon Serna?

3)  Is This Real: one of the questions that people keep asking is--are the Rapids for real?  And you know what, I understand where that comes from.  After two brutal years it really feels like this is real and the Rapids are serious about making the playoffs...and possibly hoisting a trophy.

Officiating Assignments

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero

Assistant Referees: Sean Hurd and Logan Brown

Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi


Injuries: Colorado--OUT:  Marco Pappa, Sean St. Ledger and Eric Miller.  Kansas City--OUT:  Kevin Ellis.  LISTED ON REPORT:  Soni Mustivar

Suspensions: Colorado--NONE.  Kansas City--NONE

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 7:00 PM MDT

Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park--Commerce City, Colorado

Tickets: Visit the Colorado Rapids website or call (303) 825-GOAL

TV Information: Altitude Sports Television

Radio Information: Altitude Sports Radio 950 AM

Weather at Kickoff: 56 degrees and party cloudy

Predicted Starting XI

I really don't see many changes to the Starting XI for the Rapids as why mess with what's working.   Even though they have two games this week, I think the lineup stays consistent with the possibility of change for the Saturday match.

(4-2-3-1)--Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Mekeil Williams, Sam Cronin, Micheal Azira, Shkelzen Gashi, Jermaine Jones, Luis Solignac, Kevin Doyle