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Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer. This includes predictions, team news, and expected line-ups.

Aiming for two wins in a row in MLS since August 2021, colorado rapids Head to BC Place Stadium vancouver whitecaps on wednesday.

With both sides coming into the match just one point apart and in first place in the Western Conference standings, this will be an exciting and thrilling contest.

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The Vancouver Whitecaps were sent back crashing to the ground in MLS after being thrashed 5-2 by the LA Galaxy when both teams squared off on Sunday.

in the game Christian Dajomé Received his marching order, target Javier Hernandez, Victor Vasquez, Efrain Alvarez braces from Samuel Granter The Galaxy took its 10th win of the season.

Before that, the Whitecaps ended a five-game winless run in the league on 6 August. Simon Becher When Lucas Cavallini Won 2-1 against Houston Dynamo.

Vanni SartiniThey defeated Toronto FC on penalties in the final on July 27 to become the winners of the Canadian Championship.

The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking for a three-game winning streak at home for the first time since June, but they have been winless in their last three home games against the Colorado Rapids and have lost two since winning 2-1 in September 2017. and 1 draw. .

Diego Rubio playing for the Colorado Rapids on August 13, 2022© Reuters

Robin Frasermen continued to perform well after a 1-1 draw last time against the Columbus Crew at Dick’s Sports Goods Park.

after falling behind Cucho HernandezFirst goal in 9 minutes, good striker Diego Rubio From 12 yards out, he held back his nerves and converted a 41-minute penalty to restore parity and force a share of the booty.

Prior to that, the Rapids were on a two-game winning streak, defeating the New York Red Bulls 5-4 at Red Bull Arena on August 3, before returning home four days later to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Minnesota United. I got it.

The Colorado Rapids head into 2022 with just one win from home into the weekend, having drawn 4 of their 14 games and lost 10 in all competitions since the start of the year.

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Vanni Sartini, boss of the Vancouver Whitecaps on August 5, 2022© Reuters

Vancouver Whitecaps have no trio Christian Gutierrez, Luis Martins Christian Gutierrez recovering from a calf injury.

Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre Brian White recently suffered a rib injury and has yet to turn up in August of this year after testing positive for COVID-19.

fellow midfielder Daver Caicedo A meniscus injury will keep him out of action this weekend, but Dajomé has been suspended for the weekend following a marching order.

As far as the Colorado Rapids go, Fraser can’t call up a midfield duo. Jack Price When Oliver Larrazcurrently battling calf and leg injuries, respectively.

Abubakar Keita and Argentina Forward Brian Galvan Both have been sidelined due to ACL injuries and are out of contention for the visiting side.

An equalizer with Crewe has seen Rubio score seven goals in a recent stellar game, and the in-form forward will be the center of attention on Wednesday.

Possible starters for the Vancouver Whitecaps:
Cropper; Braun, Veselinovich, Nerwinski, Gressel. Teibert, Cubas, Raposo; Vite, Gauld, Ongaro

Colorado Rapids starters:
Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abu Bakar, Wilson, Estevez. Leyva; Barrios, Acosta, Rubio, Luis.Zardes

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Vancouver Whitecaps 1-3 Colorado Rapids

On the back of a humble result against the LA Galaxy, the Whitecaps are looking to quickly return to winning ways and regain their pride. However, they now face a revived Colorado his Rapids team firing on all cylinders on the attacking side of the pitch. We predict the Rapids will outperform the home team and move closer to a playoff spot.

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