The Colorado Rapids return home to face the Portland Timbers on a warm evening in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids, on a five-game losing streak, are still stinging after the 4-0 drubbing at Yankee Stadium against New York City FC. The Rapids play four of the next five games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, hoping some homecooking will cure their soccer woes and help them dig out of last place in the Western Conference (2-6-2 / 8 points).
Clearly, the Portland Timbers are the hottest team in 3rd as they ride their five-game winning streak into the Mile High City. As the BW Game Preview noted, the home team usually comes out on top in these matchups, and the Rapids certainly need this if they wish to salvage the season and enter into the postseason (check out the Game Preview here).
And now, the starting lineup for your Colorado Rapids:
Enjoy the match—and go Rapids!