The Opposition: Colorado Rapids
On Saturday, D.C. United will hit the road as they head out West to face the Colorado Rapids. The Black-and-Red will be looking to collect all three points against The Rapids after a scoreless draw on Tuesday. Here is everything you need to know about the opponents they will be going up against.
The Colorado Rapids have played six matches in 2019 and are still looking for their first win. They are currently 0-2-4, with both of their draws coming from home matches. While they are still searching for that first win, they have managed to score in almost every game-- their only shutout came from their Week Two match against the Seattle Sounders.
Players To Watch
Kei Kamara leads the Rapids in goals with three so far this season. Kamara has been in MLS since his first season with the Columbus Crew in 2006. He is one of only 10 players to score over 100 goals in MLS and has made over 300 appearances. He will be a player to keep your eye on.
Aside from Kamara, the Rapids have a variety of offensive weapons. The remaining six goals from the club this season have been scored by six different players. Kellyn Acosta leads the team with two assists, although he has yet to find the back of the net himself.
On the defensive side, the Rapids have not earned a shutout in 2019. Their goalkeeper is Tim Howard, who has also had a storied career across MLS and the English Premier League. He has made 27 saves so far this season, but on average has allowed 2.7 goals per game.
When these two teams met last season at Audi Field, the Black-and-Red walked away with a 2-1 victory. Wayne Rooney scored the first goal for D.C. United and Kellyn Acosta scored the lone goal for the Rapids. In the end, a 90th-minute own goal from Niki Jackson gave D.C. United the win.
D.C. United looks to get back into the win column tomorrow at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The game will be broadcast on FloFC starting at 9 PM ET - Reminder that FloSports is offering DCU content on the house for the entire month of April, CLICK HERE to find out more.