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Preview: Colorado Rapids vs Minnesota United - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Major League Soccer game between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United.

After a thrilling 5-4 victory over the New York Red Bulls, colorado rapids to host minnesota united at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.

Adrian HeathThe men look to keep the juggernaut rolling as they head into the weekend with a three-game winning streak away.

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The Colorado Rapids earned their first home-away victory in the MLS on Wednesday. After conceding two goals, he secured a hard-fought 5-4 win against the New York Red Bulls.

Diego Rubio He put in his best performance at the Red Bull Arena, scoring one goal and scoring two goals. keegan rosenberry, coren warner, Michael Barrios When dantomature All found targets to forego the host.

before that, Robin FraserThe men’s side have gone on to lose seven and draw three in ten away games, with their last away win coming in October 2021 when they beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0.

With 27 points in 22 games, the Colorado Rapids are now 10th in the Western Conference standings, with the 11th-ranked Vancouver Whitecaps and the 5th-ranked Seattle Sounders tied for the final playoff spot.

Minnesota United FC midfielder Emmanuel Reynoso (10) with forward Vongocule Longwane (21) after scoring a first-half goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park on June 29, 2022 celebrated in© Reuters

Meanwhile, Minnesota United scored two first-half goals in a thrilling 4-4 ​​draw with the Portland Timbers at Allianz Field last Saturday.

Prior to that, Heath’s side had a three-game winning streak in all competitions, including a 4–0 win over Premier League side Everton in a friendly on 21 July.

Since losing 2-1 to Inter Miami in June, the Loons have entered the weekend with an impressive eight-game unbeaten run, with two draws and six wins, including three in MLS.

Minnesota United have 10 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses from 23 matches, with 35 points, and are tied for third in the Western Conference table with FC Dallas.

This weekend’s visitors, trying to keep up the good work, visit Dick’s Sports Goods Park. Here, since 2017, he has failed to win any of his last six visits, during which he has managed two wins and four draws.

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Diego Rubio celebrates scoring against the Colorado Rapids on August 2, 2022© Reuters

Colorado Rapids is Abubakar Keita and Argentina Forward Brian Galvanboth recovering from ACL injuries.

Fraser can’t call midfield duo Jack Price When Oliver Larrazwith calf and leg injuries respectively.

Rubio held a clinic last time against the New York Red Bulls and the 29-year-old forward, who has been involved in 15 goals this season, should once again spearhead the Rapids offense.

Meanwhile, Minnesota United will have to do without some key players down the team’s spine as defenders Roman Metanile (thigh), midfielder Thani Oluwasei (thigh) and forward Will Trap (Thigh) All are recovering from injuries.

The duo of Jacori Hayes and Hassani Dotson are adding to Loon’s midfield crisis as they are now recovering from leg and ACL injuries respectively. Meanwhile, Patrick Weah (ACL) has been out since last October.

Colorado Rapids starters:
Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abu Bakar, Barrecilla, Estevez. Acosta; Barrios, Priso Mbonge, Rubio, Luis.Zardes

Candidates for Minnesota United’s starting lineup:
Claire; Taylor, Vauxhall, Dibussy, Lawrence. Arriaga, Rod. Hlongwane, Reynoso, Fragapane; Amarilla

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Colorado Rapids 1-2 Minnesota United

Minnesota United go into the weekend as one of the Western Conference’s most dominant teams, with six wins and two ties from their last eight games. The Loons are enjoying this fixture better and are helping them to extend their dominance in the Rapids.

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