Above is a video preview from the Rapids, here is our game preview from today's News Tribune, and below are some basics on the match:
COLORADO RAPIDS (1-1-3; 6 POINTS) VS. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (2-2-1; 7 POINTS)6 p.m. Saturday, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colorado TV: JOEtv. RADIO: 97.3 FMHEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads the series 11-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in Colorado. The Sounders swept all three meetings last season by a combined 9-2. The clubs will meet again May 27 and July 18 in Seattle.NOTES: The Rapids have scored four goals this season and allowed two. They have shut out their opponent four times and been shut out four times. Goalkeeper Clint Irwin’s four clean sheets lead MLS. … Colorado opened the season with a 362-minute scoreless streak, second-longest in MLS history. … The Rapids haven’t scored a home goal yet this season, while the Sounders haven’t scored a road goal. … The Sounders have scored six goals: three by Clint Dempsey, three by Obafemi Martins. . … Dempsey traveled to Colorado after missing last weekend’s match in L.A. due to a hamstring injury. … Seattle midfielder Brad Evans said he is fully available after playing 10 minutes Wednesday in the U.S. national team’s 2-0 win over Mexico. … Colorado won for the first time in 18 matches last weekend at Dallas, 4-0. … The Rapids would pass Seattle in the standings with another win Saturday. … Colorado defenders James Riley and Marc Burch played for Seattle from 2009-11 and 2012-13 respectively. … After heavy snow at mid-week, the Denver-area forecast calls for a high of 55, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. … Colorado has averaged 14,571 in attendance over its first two home games. … The referee is Drew Fischer.QUOTE: “They’re playing basically a 4-5-1 or whatever you want to call it, so they’re a lot more concerned about getting back. But they’re also stepping up and providing pressure on teams more, and that’s what helping them out a lot defensively. So they’re eliminating a lot of things before it gets to their back line.” – Seattle coach Sigi Schmid on the Rapids
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