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July 27, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 15765‎
 
41′ H. Thomas
 
 

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - LA Galaxy

Colorado is chasing the final playoff spot in the West, but the Galaxy have been on a good run in recent days.

By Keith Hickey

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Kory Kindle (L ankle sprain), Martín Rivero (L quad strain)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Rogers; Zardes, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Brian Perk (concussion)
 
QUESTIONABLE: Robbie Keane (L hip flexor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Los Angeles is in third place in the West, with 33 points from 21 matches.
  • Colorado is back in sixth, with 31 points from 22 matches. It is one point behind FC Dallas in the final playoff spot.
  • These two MLS originals have met 47 times in league play over the years. Los Angeles has won 23 of those clashes, while Colorado has come out on top 17 times. They have split seven draws.
  • Colorado forward Edson Buddle played five seasons with the LA Galaxy, scoring 45 goals in 109 games.
  • Despite recent good form, The Galaxy have lost their last two away matches..


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 7, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 27, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 23, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 30, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - Colorado Rapids 0
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
9Edson BuddleStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-G. MeraDefender
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
55Danny MwangaStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
11Gyasi ZardesStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
22LeonardoDefender
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
16Greg CochraneMidfielder
32Jack McBeanStriker
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
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1