Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy measure strength at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in a game for the 0 th round of MLS. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 20‑05-2019, the Colorado Rapids won out by (0‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 05-08-2018, in an MLS game that ended the victory of the Colorado Rapids by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by K. Acosta (50 ‘) and S. Nicholson (90’), for the Colorado Rapids, and R. Alessandrini (33 ‘), for the LA Galaxy. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
Colorado Rapids :
The home team reaches this phase of the MLS (Regular Season) after eliminating Seattle Sounders, after a home win by (2-0) in the previous tie. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 29 suffered. In its last 10 home games for the championship the Colorado Rapids won 7 and lost 3, so it conquered 21 points in 30 possible. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of their last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 29 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Colorado Rapids campaign is not really good at all and when we analyze the Western Conference table we will realize this. He is currently in the last places of the conference and in the general table and needs to show an evolution in the games that are missing to at least improve their numbers. Therefore, despite facing an opponent who is better, he cannot have a stumble and will fight for victory. Of course, against a qualified rival things become more complicated, so you must find ways to overcome it. In this match, Kortne Ford and Deklan Wynne will be absent, delivered to the medical department, while Tim Howard is in doubt.
LA Galaxy :
The visiting team reaches this phase of MLS (Regular Season) after eliminating Seattle Sounders, with a defeat by (4‑3) out in the previous tie. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 18 suffered. For the championship, the LA Galaxy conquered 10 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 10 games played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 28 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Recent bad results put the Los Angeles Galaxy in the playoffs at risk. Of course he will not give up, but he will need more regularity until the end of the regular season. He always wants to show good football throughout the games, to get a favorable result. In this round he will face a very weak team, the one in the last places, so he cannot lose points. In this match, Romain Alessandrini and Perry Kitchen will be absent, because they are in the medical department.