The high-flying Colorado Rapids will look to win three straight games against Seattle going back to last season. Regardless, the Rapids are unbeaten in their past seven games with five wins and two draws over that span. Meanwhile, Seattle are currently 11 points back from Colorado and currently on the outside looking in with regards to a playoff spot.
Colorado (7-2-3, 24 points) are playing with a lot of confidence and they found a way to get a draw on the road against Columbus Crew on the weekend. Cedric Mabwati found the scoresheet in the first half, but Kevin Doyle tallied in the second half to earn each team a share of the spoils. With the draw, the Rapids still saw themselves top of not only the Western Conference, but the overall MLS table.
Seattle (4-5-1, 13 points) are in an unfamiliar position in the Western Conference for the first part of the season. The team has had a slow start to the 2016 campaign and despite Jordan Morris scoring in four consecutive games, the Emerald City side fell 2-0 in Dallas this past Saturday. Seattle are currently winless on the road so far and will be delighted to return home to face table-toppers Colorado.
Rapids-bound Tim Howard made his last appearance for Everton FC on Sunday at Goodison Park. The United States international played 10 years for Everton and had an emotional farewell from the Everton fans. Howard is excited to join the Rapids and recently stated in an interview that he is not surprised at Colorado's fast start. With the exception of Marco Pappa, the core of the team has stayed healthy and Colorado will look to get another positive result in Seattle, a city where they have historically struggled.