COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 28: Fans celebrate a goal by Kamani Hill #13 of the Colorado Rapids in the 82nd minute against Chivas USA at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 28, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids defeated Chivas USA 4-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The eighth-place Rapids welcome seventh-place Chivas USA to town in a key Western Conference battle.
The Rapids find themselves one point behind Chivas in the Western Conference standings, so a win would be imperative if they want any shot of making a push for the playoffs. It's is a slim proposition as it is, especially due to the fact that they've lost nine out of their last 11 matches. The good news is that the Rapids have a plus-8 goal differential at home, compared with minus-10 on the road. Recent history is on Colorado's side as well, as they defeated Chivas 4-0 in the last meeting, which took place April 28 in Commerce City, Colo.
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