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July 4, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 18359‎
 
 
 

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - D.C. United

D.C. United, the last team yet to breach double digits in 2013, will chase points in Colorado.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Clint Irwin, Colorado Rapids, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; O'Neill, Moor, Mera, Klute; Sturgis, Thomas; Harris, Powers, Cascio; Brown.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Martín Rivero (L quad strain)
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Willis; Riley, Woolard, White, Korb; Kitchen, Rochat; Nyassi, Pontius, Porter; Ruiz.

Injury Report:

OUT: Dwayne De Rosario (R hip flexor strain), Nick DeLeon (R ankle sprain), Dejan Jakovic (L adductor strain), Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • When these teams met last season, D.C. won 2-0 for its first win over Colorado in RFK Stadium since 2009.
  • Both teams suffered decade-long winless runs away against each other which ended in 2010.
  • D.C. United has the worst record in MLS, with nine points from 18 games.
  • Following a 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, Ben Olsen criticized the referee. The MLS Disciplinary Committee slapped him with a $2,000 fine for his comments this week.
  • The Rapids are tied for fifth in the Western Conference.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 15, 2014 New York Red Bulls 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 4, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - New York Red Bulls 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 25, 2012 New York Red Bulls 4 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 20, 2011 Colorado Rapids 4 - New York Red Bulls 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 25, 2011 New York Red Bulls 2 - Colorado Rapids 2
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
-G. MeraDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
20H. ThomasMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
9Edson BuddleStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
31L. RoblesGoalkeeper
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
14Thierry HenryStriker
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
20Matthew MiazgaDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
23Michael BustamanteMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
8Péguy LuyindulaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1