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LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids - Game Preview

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On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Colorado Rapids will travel to Carson, California to play the Los Angeles Galaxy at the StubHub Center. Kickoff is set for 8:30pm MT and the match will be broadcast on Altitude.

Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong made the switch from the San Siro in Milan to the StubHub Center in Carson, CA this past offseason
Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong made the switch from the San Siro in Milan to the StubHub Center in Carson, CA this past offseason
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The Colorado Rapids came back from the short summer break and added their ninth win of the campaign - the same amount of wins the Rocky Mountain side managed in all of 2015. Wednesday evening features a match against a formidable side, LA Galaxy. Don't let their current place in the Western Conference fool you; LA Galaxy features a strong side that are always capable of winning games.

Colorado (9-2-4, 31 points) have so far silenced the doubters and were able to get a win without the services of Shkelzen Gashi and Jermaine Jones due to their services with Albania and the United States respectively. Kevin Doyle and Joey Calistri traded goals while Marco Pappa was credited with the game winning goal against Chicago Fire on Saturday evening. This was despite the shot appearing to be an own goal by the Chicago defender. Regardless, it was a solid league return albeit as a substitute for Pappa who has spent the past several weeks injured.

Los Angeles (5-3-6, 21 points) haven't had the best of starts to the campaign, but it could be worse. Last week they struggled to break down amateur side La Maquina in the US Open Cup before scoring a controversial goal to propel them to an extra time victory. On the weekend, the Galaxy lost courtesy of a Drew Moor goal for Toronto FC at BMO Field in Canada.

The Rapids continue to silence their critics with wins and if they can get another three points against LA Galaxy, they could be considered legit contenders to win the Supporter's Shield Trophy and make a potential playoff run in MLS as well. With that being said, it's still June and there are a lot of games yet to play.