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  • March 25, 2012
  • • 4:10 PM
  • • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 21024

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.

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


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.


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)

  • 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.


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Available Squads
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
4Rafa MárquezDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
7R. MillerDefender
-Jan Gunnar SolliMidfielder
2Wilman CondeDefender
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
-Dane RichardsStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
-Jeremy VuoloGoalkeeper
16Connor LadeDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
-V. PálssonMidfielder
-Jhonny Alexandre ArteagaStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
16Ross LaBauexMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker

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