Timbers Vs. Rapids Preview: Colorado Hopes Home Crowd Helps On Saturday

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 20: Head coach Oscar Pareja of Colorado Rapids leaves the pitch after being defeated 2-1 by the San Jose Earthquakes at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 20, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rapids host the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

After sweeping the two-game season series against the Portland Timbers in 2011, Colorado Rapids meet Portland for the first time in 2012 on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Timbers have yet to win a match on the road this season (0-4-2), while the Rapids have been very solid at home (4-2-1). However, Colorado has hit a rough patch in their schedule, going just 1-3-1 in the last five matches and coming off a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes on June 20.

Colorado is currently tied for sixth place in the Western Conference of the MLS with Chivas USA, while the Timbers are No. 8 in the West going into Saturday's game:

Game time/date: 7:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, June 30

Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO

TV: Altitude

Radio: FM 93.7, AM 1510; FM 87.7

For more news and notes, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. More news on the Colorado Rapids can be found over at Burgundy Wave, and Portland Timbers analysis is available at Stumptown Footy. For comprehensive soccer coverage, visit SB Nation's soccer news hub.

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