The Colorado Rapids start a three-match street journey Saturday with the second leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup — a rivalry they’re determined to lastly notch a win in.
Actual Salt Lake is 2-0 towards Colorado this season and the Rapids will want a blowout victory to win the rivalry for the primary time since 2015. The Rapids have had bother containing Damir Kreilach, amongst others.
“He’s a proficient, assured participant,” Rapids coach Robin Fraser stated. “He’s very comfy in numerous components of the sphere and an actual risk on set items. A part of how we play with the ball goes to dictate how a lot he does.”
The Rapids managed play of their 1-1 draw towards Houston on Wednesday however scored only one aim for the third straight match. It’s going to possible take greater than that for the membership’s first win at Rio Tinto Stadium.
MLS broadcasts three matches. On Friday, Main League Soccer introduced three extra Rapids matches. They are going to depend in the direction of their 23 video games slated for the season previous to postseason play.
Following the already introduced journeys to Salt Lake Metropolis and Dallas, the Rapids can be on the street Sept. 19 towards the Los Angeles Galaxy. Then Colorado will host the San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 23 and Sporting Kansas Metropolis on Sept. 27.
MLS debuts new league. The Rapids’ U-17 academy crew will make historical past Friday when it kicks off its inaugural MLS NEXT match towards Actual Colorado at DICK’S Sporting Items Park. The 2 golf equipment’ two U-19 sides will observe shortly after.
The competitors is the brand new elite youth improvement platform created by MLS in collaboration with the highest youth academies across the nation.
“There are lots of steps being taken to attempt to harness and develop expertise on this nation,” stated Fraser, who has been in MLS because it started. “I feel that MLS has completed an excellent job over a variety of years of attempting to make improvement extra environment friendly, streamlined and higher.”
MLS NEXT was unveiled earlier this week and consists of 489 groups throughout 113 golf equipment. Lately, Cole Bassett and Sam Vines are among the many Rapids regulars who’ve come by way of the academy.