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Colorado Rapids Starting XI and Game Thread: #COLvMIN

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Colorado faces Minnesota United for the first time ever in their first Western Conference matchup of the 2017 season.

MLS: New England Revolution at Colorado Rapids
Dominique Badji on the ball in the opener against New England.
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The Rapids will have two recently-injured players, Shkelzen Gashi and Kevin Doyle, back in the lineup and hopefully at full strength. Unfortunately, the team will also be without defenders Axel Sjoberg and Eric Miller, who are both injured.

They take on a Minnesota United squad that has been thumped 5-1 and 6-1 in their first MLS matches. Even Rapids doubters think our under-performing offense can hang at least two on the hapless Minnesota back line.

Colorado Rapids Starting XI (L to R):

Howard; Burch, Burling, Watts, Williams; Cronin, Azira; Gashi, Doyle, Hairston; Badji

Minnesota United Starting XI:

For our full game preview and where to watch, click here.

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