MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Chivas USA
Colorado, on a three-game MLS winning streak, has won the last four meetings with Chivas USA. The last time they met was Jimmy Conrad's final professional game.
By Zac Lee Rigg
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Cummings, Kandji.
OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)
PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Valentin, Umana, Pearce, Jazic; Gavin, Elliott, LaBrocca, Courtois; Braun, Moreno.
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- The last time these teams met, a 1-0 win for Colorado, was also the last of Jimmy Conrad's professional career. The 34-year-old defender called a close to his career this week due to concussion.
Colorado has won the last four meetings with the Goats, all with clean sheets. Chivas USA hasn't scored on the Rapids in 391 minutes.
The Rapids have won the last three league games, tying a season-high. Colorado also won the first three games of the 2011 season.
- Wednesday, Mac Kandji made his first start in nine months, scoring a brace and assisting the game-winning goal to help Colorado beat Metapan 3-2 to kick off its CCL campaign.
- Having failed to score in three of its five most recent games, Chivas USA added striker Juan Pablo Angel on Wednesday. The LA Galaxy will carry a significant portion of the Colombian's Designated Player wages, and the Goats only had to cough up a Supplemental Draft pick to acquire the highest goalscorer in MLS over the past five seasons.
- Colorado is fourth in the Western Conference with 40 points. Chivas USA is sixth, 10 points back, only one point away from a playoff place.
Top 3 Predictions
Colorado Rapids 3-0 Chivas USA
- 50 %
Colorado Rapids 2-0 Chivas USA
- 25 %
Colorado Rapids 1-0 Chivas USA
- 16.67 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 11, 2013||Chivas USA 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 25, 2013||Colorado Rapids 2 - Chivas USA 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 13, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 18, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - Chivas USA 1|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|-||Juan Pablo Angel||Striker|