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  • July 20, 2011
  • • 9:35 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 15227
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - New York Red Bulls

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - New York Red Bulls

The reigning MLS Cup champion welcomes New York to town. Both sides will miss major pieces, with Conor Casey and Rafa Marquez succumbing to injury.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Marshall, Moor; Nyassi, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Smith; Folan, Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Conor Casey (L ruptured Achilles)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear); DF Danny Earls (L quadriceps contusion)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Joseph Nane (R shoulder strain); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain)

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Rost; Solli, Mendes, Ream, Miller; Richards, McCarty, Tainio, Lindpere; Henry, Agudelo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion); DF Rafael Marquez (R hamstring strain); FW Luke Rodgers (plantar fasciitis)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Going by head-to-head records and points, there's very little to choose between these sides. Colorado has 15 wins to New York's 14 (five draws) all-time, and New York has two more points (29) this season after 21 games.

  • Of course New York boasts a far larger international profile, owing in a large part to its Designated Players. New signing Frank Rost will be in the net for his second match, though Rafael Marquez misses out due to injury.
  • The far bigger injury blow was Conor Casey, who injured his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Caleb Folan should replace him in the starting XI.
  • The Red Bulls are winless in their last eight away matches.
  • Colorado is the reigning MLS Cup champion.
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Players to watch

O. Cummings

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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J. Solli

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

New York RB

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
31%
23%
46%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 2
New York Red Bulls NY
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY
Colorado Rapids RAP
2 - 1
New York Red Bulls NY

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