Colorado Rapids fan Morgan Hale waves the flag of the Colorado Rapids' supporters group from the British Bulldog Pub located in Denver during the second half at Dick's Sporting Goods Park where the Columbus Crew played the Colorado Rapids in the first leg of MLS playoffs in Denver Colorado. The Colorado Rapids defeated the Columbus Crew 1-0. (Photo by Nathan W. Armes/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rapids take on the Montreal Impact for the first time ever on Saturday night.
The Colorado Rapids and the Montreal Impact will meet for the first time in MLS history on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, there should big a big Memorial Day weekend crowd to cheer on the home team. The Rapids will be looking to start off on the right foot after falling behind 2-0 in the first 15 minutes of their last match against Sporting Kansas City (they battled back to earn a 2-2 draw), while Montreal will be focused on starting a new streak after seeing their four-game undefeated run end last Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls.
Over at Burgundy Wave the staff broke down some keys to the game, and here is a sample of what the Rapids should focus on against the Impact:
Rapids Midfield Possession - Colorado's defense is a bit banged up, as is their strike force. In fact, the midfield is the only place on the team that has a solid and easy to predict lineup with the game coming up, excepting Brian Mullan. (We assume we'll see Tony Cascio, Jeff Larentowicz, Martin Rivero and Jaime Castrilloncome Saturday.) That's a solid four there and with the defense and strikers questionable the midfield's play will drive the team either to victory or failure. Specifically, the midfield possession needs to be as good as it has been in the Rapids best games this season.
Game Date & Time: Saturday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. MT
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
Radio: FM 93.7, AM 1510; Spanish broadcast available on FM 87.7
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