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  • March 25, 2012
  • • 4:10 PM
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 21024
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Colorado Rapids

New York has never lost to Colorado in Red Bull Arena. New Rapids coach Oscar Pareja will go in search of a third consecutive win against the floundering Red Bulls.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Solli, Holgersson, Conde, Miller; Richards, Marquez, McCarty, Lindpere; Henry, Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: MF Teemu Tainio (R ankle contusion); FW Jose Angulo (L quad strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mastroeni, LaBaeux, Castrillon; Mullan, Cummings, Cascio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear)

DOUBTFUL: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)

PROBABLE: DF Hunter Freeman (R ankle arthroscopy)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Since moving to Red Bull Arena, New York has not lost at home to Colorado. Prior to that the Rapids had posted a three-game winning streak at Giants Stadium from 2007-09.
  • Tony Cascio became the first rookie to score in 2012 when he netted the game-winner against Philadelphia. The Rapids now have a 2-0-0 record to start the season for the second consecutive year, after going the entire franchise history of 15 years without winning the first two games.
  • The Red Bulls, meanwhile, have lost their first two games of the season, including a 2-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake last week.
  • Joel Lindpere's 57 consecutive starts rank second on the current list, three behind Sebastien Le Toux. Jeff Larentowicz's 49 games, good for third, will come to an end due to his suspension for this match.
  • Rafael Marquez returns from a three-game suspension which ruled him out of the first two games of the season. He'll likely line up in central midfield.
  • Rapids coach Oscar Pareja can become the first MLS coach to win his first three games since Steve Nicol.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New York RB

Colorado Rapids

Wins
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2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
50%
21%
29%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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