After a brutal performance in their most recent game, the Colorado Rapids are hoping to bounce back in style while hosting the Chicago Fire on Sunday. Coming off a rough 4-1 defeat against the New York Red Bulls, a victory would bump Colorado's record to 3-0-1 on the season.
Stopping Chicago's Dominic Oduro and Marco Pappa will be key parts of Colorado's strategy for the game. Oduro scored a key goal in each of the Fire's first two games this season and Pappa has a track record of playing well against the Rapids dating back to previous seasons.
The Rapids won't have midfielder Pablo Mastroeni, though, as the veteran recovers from a head injury. It's expected that new Rapids midfielder Martin Rivero will make his MLS debut in his place.