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The Colorado Rapids will try to stretch their unbeaten streak to four games when they host Dallas from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday.
The Rapids came back to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 on the weekend, while Dallas was winless in its last three games after suffering a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers.
As they prepare to wrap up a four-game home stay on Wednesday, Colorado will have a chance to match their longest undefeated streak of 2020 with a win or draw against the Toros.
Below Robin fraserThis team has taken many steps in the right direction, and that has been the case again so far this year, as they are currently fourth in the Western Conference with 21 points after 12 games.
They may be within eight points of first place in the West, but they have games in hand for most teams in their own conference, so the Burgundy Boys will want to stay on their toes as they conclude the month of July with three games against teams. below them on the table before facing Sporting Kansas City.
With 10 players who have already scored at least one goal this season and eight different players with an assist, the Rapids have quickly become one of the most balanced offensive units in the league while at the same time being pretty solid defensively, maintaining five clean sheets.
Since early July, Colorado has stepped up its game and earned points against some strong squads, keeping the league-leading Seattle Sounders just one shot on goal and then a dominant defensive performance against a much-improved Minnesota United.
Dallas found another way to lose last weekend, conceding in the 84th minute to the Portland Timbers when they fell to the basement of the Western Conference with just 11 points so far.
Whatever boost they got from their two-game undefeated streak in late June and early July, it has quickly evaporated after conceding three goals in less than half an hour of play against the Galaxy, and then they couldn’t muster any chances. quality goal scoring in Portland.
Another game on the road is not what Luchi Gonzalez and his team needs it right now, having lost all six games played away from Toyota Stadium, without scoring four times, including the last time they visited Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in late May when they lost 3-0.
If the Bulls want to get out of their current situation quickly, they will need to be much sharper in every facet of the game as they battle four elite Western Conference teams in Colorado, LA Galaxy, Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders.
Their biggest weakness has been their defensive form all season, as they have rarely been comfortable at the rear, having conceded in every game except their first home game against Colorado, which ended in a 0-0 draw. .
Rapids right back Steven Beitashour and midfielder Younes namli they have unknown injuries and are unlikely to show up at this midweek encounter.
Defender Sam vines is having a big Gold Cup so far for the United States, scoring in his opener and starting in a 1-0 win over Canada, while the midfielder Kellyn Acosta has appeared in the starting eleven in all three group games for the USA and forward Jonathan Lewis he started in the Americans’ opening game with Haiti, but missed his last two games with a minor blow.
Goalkeeper William yarbrough He just needs one more clean sheet to reach 10 all-time for the Rapids, while Diego Rubio he’s just 20 out of his MLS career assist.
Dallas will be missing Matt Hedges with a hip injury, Jose Martinez have a thigh problem, Beni redzic have a sprained ankle and Kyle zobeck suffers a quadriceps injury.
Midfielder Bryan acosta He is with the Honduran national team for the Gold Cup and played the full 90 minutes in their 3-2 victory over Panama.
Franco Jara started as the only forward in his weekend game with the Timbers, his first start since May as Ricardo Pepi moved right and Paxton pomykal played left, with Jesus Ferreira operating in the central midfield.
Possible Colorado Rapids starting lineup:
Yarbrough; Rosenbery, Moor, Wilson, Trusty; Bassett, Larraz; Barrios, Rubio, Galván; Shinyashiki
Possible starting lineup for Dallas:
Maurer; Hollingshead, Bressan, Burgess, Nelson; Ricaurte, Schon; Pomykal, Ferreira; Jara, Pepi
Correct Score: Colorado Rapids 2-0 Dallas
The Rapids have rarely had an offside game this season, and while they aren’t the most flashy team on offense, they always seem to find a way to score goals as they’ve been left out of just one game all year.
Dallas seems to have relapsed into his old habits and has been very predictable in attack during his last two games, while always looking vulnerable to concede.
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