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Aug 14, 2022 at 2am UK
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
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Colorado
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Columbus Crew

Rubio (41' pen.)
Esteves (28'), Wilson (38'), Acosta (43'), Rubio (78')
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Camilo Hernandez (5')
Nagbe (35'), Artur (40'), Zelarayan (63')

Preview: Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Major League Soccer clash between Colorado Rapids and Columbus Crew, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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Columbus Crew will travel over 1000 miles West to DSG Park for their MLS encounter against Colorado Rapids on Sunday.

The Rapids were on the right side of a seven-goal thriller over Minnesota United last time out, while five goals were scored in The Crew's most recent victory against New York City FC.


Match preview

Colorado Rapids followed up their thrilling 5-4 victory away at New York Red Bulls with a 4-3 triumph at home against Minnesota United last weekend.

The Rapids raced into a three-goal lead within the first 15 minutes courtesy of a brace from Gyasi Zardes and a strike from Diego Rubio, before the visitors pulled two goals back before half time.

Zardes then completed his hat-trick midway through the second half, and although Brent Kallman added a third for Minnesota, Colorado held on to claim all three points.

Robin Fraser's men have climbed up to 10th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind the playoff positions with two games in hand on Portland Timbers in seventh place.

Colorado head into Sunday's encounter with an impressive home record against Columbus Crew as they have won seven of their last nine MLS matches against them at DSG Park.

After their nine-game unbeaten league run was brought to an end by Montreal at the beginning of August, Columbus Crew responded with a 3-2 home victory against MLS Cup holders New York City FC.

Lucas Zelarayan (2) and Cucho Hernandez were both on the scoresheet for the hosts, with the former netting the winning goal in the 75th minute.

With all of the top-four teams in the Eastern Conference dropping points last weekend, Caleb Porter's side have gained some ground on their rivals, although they are still nine points behind NYCFC in second and 12 points behind leaders Philadelphia Union.

The Crew are now unbeaten in each of their last five away games and have only ever gone unbeaten in six or more successive MLS matches on the road in a single season once before, when they enjoyed a nine-game unbeaten away streak between July and October 2004.

Success on Sunday could prove challenging, however, as they have won only four of their 24 MLS visits to Colorado.

Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer form:
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Columbus Crew Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W


Team News

Colorado trio Braian Galvan (knee), Aboubacar Keita (ACL) and Oliver Larraz (leg) are all ruled out with injuries, while Jack Price is doubtful with a minor calf problem.

Fraser is unlikely to make too many changes, if any, to his starting lineup, with top scorer Diego Rubio – who has 11 strikes to his name so far this term – set to provide support in attack for last weekend's hat-trick hero Zardes.

As for Columbus Crew, Porter currently has no injury concerns, although Josh Williams will be assessed ahead of kickoff after suffering with illness.

A back four of Steven Moreira, Jonathan Mensah, Milos Degenek and Pedro Santos is set to remain intact, protecting goalkeeper Eloy Room between the sticks.

Star playmaker Zelarayan – who has contributed to 13 goals (eight goals and five assists) in 19 MLS games this season – is expected to continue in the number 10 role behind Hernandez.

Colorado Rapids possible starting lineup:
Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abubakar, Vallecilla, Esteves; Acosta; Barrios, Priso-Mbongue, Rubio, Lewis; Zardes

Columbus Crew possible starting lineup:
Room; Moreira, Mensah, Degenek, Santos; Artur, Nagbe; Diaz, Zelarayan, Etienne; Hernandez


We say: Colorado Rapids 2-2 Columbus Crew

Goals are to be expected in this weekend's clash as both sides have shown their threat in the final third in recent weeks while also looking vulnerable at the back.

Considering that there is little to separate these two teams, an entertaining score draw could be on the cards at DSG Park.


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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Inter MiamiInter Miami25165456391753
2FC CincinnatiCincinnati25153744331148
3Columbus Crew23127447222543
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls251011442311141
5New York City FCNY City2511593630638
6Charlotte FCCharlotte FC2510783027337
7Orlando City259793938134
8Toronto2693143447-1330
9Atlanta UnitedAtlanta2577113536-128
10Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia2569104542327
11CF MontrealMontreal2569103449-1527
12Nashville SCNashville2568112639-1326
13DC United2568113550-1526
14Chicago Fire2567123042-1225
15New England RevolutionNew England2372142347-2423

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy26147550361449
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles24145548301847
3Real Salt LakeSalt Lake25128551341744
4Colorado RapidsColorado2612595043741
5Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver2411584335838
6Houston DynamoHouston2410773530537
7Seattle SoundersSeattle2510783429537
8Portland TimbersPortland2510695042836
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2596104041-133
10Austin FCAustin2587102837-931
11Dallas2586113839-130
12Sporting Kansas CityKansas2666144152-1124
13St Louis City25411103246-1423
14San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes2542193161-3014
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