MLS Preview: D.C. United - Colorado Rapids
D.C. returns home after a three-game road trip, hosting the well rested Colorado Rapids with both teams in midtable form.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, Russell, McDonald, Woolard; Cruz, King, De Rosario, Najar; Maicon Santos, Salihi.
OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)
|Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moore, Zapata; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Casey, Cascio.||
OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain); FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear)
PROBABLE: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- D.C. United has two more points and has played two more games than Colorado. D.C. (18 points from 12 games) is third in the East. The Rapids (15 points from 10 games) are fifth in the West.
- United hasn't beaten the Rapids in RFK Stadium since 2009. However, D.C. edges the all-time (16-13-7) and home (10-3-5) records against Colorado.
- Dwayne De Rosario leads MLS with seven assists. Maicon Santos is fourth with six goals.
- D.C. lost the two games heading into this matchup. The most recent was a 1-0 defeat to open Houston's new BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The Rapids come into this match following a 10-day rest after beating nine-man FC Dallas 2-0.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 24 %
D.C. United 2-0 Colorado Rapids
- 16 %
D.C. United 1-1 Colorado Rapids
- 16 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 16, 2012||D.C. United 2 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 14, 2011||D.C. United 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 3, 2011||Colorado Rapids 4 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 2, 2010||Colorado Rapids 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 15, 2010||D.C. United 0 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|May 19, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - D.C. United 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||Columbus Crew 3 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Apr 21, 2013||D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 3||MLS|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
|-||Luis Eduardo Zapata||Defender|
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