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Colorado Rapids take on Real Salt Lake tonight in Game 2 of the 2021 Rocky Mountain Cup

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After losing the first match of the Rocky Mountain Cup 3-0 in Sandy, Utah, last month, the Colorado Rapids look to turn things around at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park tonight.

The Rapids are on a roll, getting points in eight of their last nine matches, including five wins. They are 4th in the Western Conference with 34 points, just one point behind the LA Galaxy with three games in hand.

Real Salt Lake sit one spot below the Rapids in 5th place, but with 27 points and have played 19 games to Colorado’s 18.

Both sides are on two-game winning streaks. Should the Rapids win tonight, it will be their 200th all-time win at home.

Perhaps just as big news as the RMC itself is the return of former player and coach Pablo Mastroeni. After retiring his number on the 4th of July this year, it will be Mastroeni’s first time back at DSGP as a coach of an opposing team.

The Rapids need a win or a draw tonight for the third and final match-up for the 2021 RMC to be on October 16 in Utah. If you’ll recall, the Burgundy Boys destroyed RSL 5-0 in Rio Tinto last season to bring home the cup for the first time since 2015, the first time outright since 2013. Let’s hope they can get back on track to keep it in Colorado this year.

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Saturday, August 21 at 7 p.m. MT

Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Commerce City, CO

TV Information: Altitude on DirecTV or streaming with AT&T

Radio Information: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Live Stream: ESPN+ (subscription required, must be outside of the region)*

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