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Downstream Game 7: Home against FC Dallas

The Colorado Rapids’ first rematch of the season and the fourth Texas game in seven. Anyone else feel like we’re on repeat?

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas Stats

2021 Record: 1-2-3 WLT, 6 points for 1.0 PPG

Goals: 8 for, 8 allowed, 0 differential

Power Rankings: FC Dallas #20 (+2), Rapids #11 (-1)

Last Result: 2-2 tie against RSL

The Colorado Rapids are once again preparing to play against FC Dallas. The Rapids opened the season on the road at Toyota Stadium, and IMO we looked pretty good — walking away from a 0-0 tie was a little disappointing. It definitely felt like a game that could have ended with a Rapids victory, but it wasn’t to be.

Since then, the Burgundy Boys have won three games, while Dallas have gotten one win and tied another two. They’re with Minnesota United and Austin FC for the lowest point total so far in the Western Conference. Dallas has an even goal differential at 8 for and 8 against. Their road results have been both of their losses so far, and we can look at that as a good sign of things to come.

Dallas will be missing Freddy Vargas, Szabolcs Schön, and Bryan Acosta for Venezuela, Hungary, and Honduras respectively.

The Rapids, on the other hand, have gotten Sam Vines and Lalas Abubakar back from injury. We’re back to something closer to our starting lineup on the back line. The big challenge is that we’ll be missing Kellyn Acosta as he will be out due to USMNT duty.

Last week’s result against LAFC wasn’t terrible. Sure, it always sucks to lose, but LAFC are too good of a team to stay as mediocre as they have been so far this season otherwise. The game this weekend, though, is one that we should be getting three points from. We’re about to hit a break and there isn’t a better way to start that than to be celebrating with a win. If the Rapids could tie on the road when the season was just getting started — and without Sam Vines — then by all means, they should be able to get a win on Saturday.

This will be the last home game for a few weeks, as Colorado’s games are on the road in June and we have a break for national team games. The next time the Burgundy Boys are at Dick’s will be the 4th of July game against the Seattle Sounders. DSGP will be back to full capacity and the C38 tailgate will be in full swing.

Let’s support the team this weekend with masks and social distancing as we get closer to normal come the next home game.