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Game Preview & How to Watch: Colorado Rapids vs Montreal Impact

Montreal is on the cusp of the playoff line.

MLS: New York City FC at Montreal Impact
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On Saturday, September 30th, the Colorado Rapids will play host to the Montreal Impact at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm MT and the match will be broadcast on Altitude TV and Altitude 950 AM on the Radio.

The Colorado Rapids have officially been eliminated from the MLS postseason after their 2-0 defeat against FC Dallas on Wednesday. However, there is still pride to play for and many players could be playing for new contracts in 2018. Also, Kevin Doyle announced his official retirement on Thursday. The Irish international revealed he has suffered from multiple concussions throughout his career and decided to hang up his boots.

Colorado (7-18-5, 26 points) are having a season to forget. Last season the team finished 2nd position in the Western Conference, but currently the Rocky Mountain side find themselves as the worst team in the league. One of the main reasons for this dramatic turn of events has to do with the Rapids home form at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2017.

Montreal (11-14-6, 39 points) are on the outside looking in when it comes to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday, le Impact were on the wrong end of a 1-0 score against New York City FC at the Stade Saputo. NYCFC midfielderJack Harrison scored in the first half and his goal proved to be the difference as Montreal lost at home.

Over the past seven games, Montreal are 1-6, with their only victory coming against rivals Toronto FC. The Rapids have only won twice since early July. Colorado interim coach Steve Cooke could have a selection headache on Saturday as only Josh Gatt is questionable with a leg injury. The Rapids will play a second consecutive home fixture next Saturday against FC Dallas.

Injuries/Suspensions

Colorado

QUESTIONABLE: Josh Gatt (leg)

OUT: none

Montreal

QUESTIONABLE: none

OUT: Ambroise Oyongo (knee), Blerim Džemaili (suspended)

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. MT

Venue: Dick’s Sporting Good Parks—Commerce City, CO

TV Information: Altitude

Radio: Altitude950

Live Stream: MLS Live (blackouts apply)

Weather at Kickoff: 60s and partly cloudy