The Colorado Rapids have finally conquered their COVID-19 outbreak and are taking to the field for the first time in a month to play Sporting Kansas City.
The Rapids are 11th in the Western Conference (5-4-4, 19 points). They have 4-5 games in hand and are 4th in the West in points per game (PPG). If MLS decides to scrap the four games that haven’t been rescheduled and determine playoffs by PPG—which is what it sounds like they’re leaning towards—the Rapids would be in. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t looking for any and all points.
Sporting are in 3rd place in the Western Conference (9-6-3, 30 points) in both points and PPG. A win tonight would move them above the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders and into 1st place.
COLORADO RAPIDS STARTING XI
Our starting lineup leading the charge for #SKCvCOL:— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) October 24, 2020
SPORTING KANSAS CITY STARTING XI
Oh my. @gbusio13, @alanpulido, and JFR is a handful up top. #SKCvCOL // @BlueKC pic.twitter.com/NMlHYeZQj4— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) October 24, 2020
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Ian McKay, Matthew Nelson
4th Official: Victor Rivas
VAR: Sorin Stoica
OUT: Kortne Ford (knee)
Suspended: Kellyn Acosta (yellow card accumulation)
Suspended after next caution: none
OUT: Felipe Gutierrez (knee injury), Graham Zusi (surgery for left midfoot sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Suspended: none
Suspended after next caution: Ilie Sanchez
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm MT
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park Park — Kansas City, KS
TV Information: Altitude on DirecTV or streaming with AT&T (One week free trial with the MAX package)
Radio Information: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio
Live Stream: ESPN+ (subscription required, must be outside of the region)*
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