Match Preview: Rapids Wrap Up Road Trip at Houston This Sunday
June 27, 2010
COMMERCE CITY COLO. (ColoradoRapids.com) - The Colorado Rapids travel to Houston this
Sunday to wrap up their longest road trip of the season which has taken the team first to Los Angeles then to Columbus last weekend and now finally to the Lone Star State.
(To watch exclusive video of Rapids players and coaches previewing Sunday's match in Rapids All Access video click here)!
No thanks in part to the league schedule makers Colorado have started the ‘09 season playing four of their first five matches away from home.
Sunday's match kicks off at 1:00pm MT and the match will be televised in English on Universal Sports and in Spanish on Telefutura.
The Rapids will look to improve their overall record vs. Houston as they are 2-6-2 all time vs. the Dynamo and a winless 0-3-1 all time at Robertson Stadium.
In the last meeting between these two sides the Dynamo emerged victorious with a 3-1 win on October 4th of 2008.
Coming off their draw at the defending champs Columbus Colorado are looking to finish up their extended road trip with some more valuable road points before returning to the friendly confines of Dick's Sporting Goods Park next weekend. The Rapids are currently riding a three-game streak in which they have come away with points going 2-0-1. Should Colorado earn points this weekend it would be the first time the team has secured points in three straight road matches since their final three away games in 2005.
Firing on all cylinders for the Rapids is striker Conor Casey whose 4 goals on the season to date is good for the top spot in Major League Soccer. The Rapids are tied as the league’s second highest scoring club with seven goals and are tied for 1st in MLS in assists with seven. Colin Clark and Omar Cumming are tied among the league leaders for 2nd place with two assists apiece.
Houston currently sit tied for sixth place in the Western Conference eight points behind leaders Chivas USA and are still in search of their first win in ’09. Last season the Dynamo didn’t find their first win until Week 7 in a 2-1 victory over the Rapids. Houston were held scoreless in their last two match and Brian Ching Brad Davis and Chris Wondolowski each have tallied one goal to equally lead the club in scoring.
For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes head-to-head stats and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!
RAPIDS OFFICIAL AWAY-GAME VIEWING PARTY DETAILS FOR THIS MATCH:
WHERE: Fado Irish Pub located at 1735 19th Street in Lodo
WHEN: This Sunday April 19; kickoff is at 1:00p.m. MT. Get there early to reserve a seat!
WHO: Open and free for fans of all ages to attend!
The Rapids look forward to seeing all fans for the official away-game viewing party! Don't forget to wear your burgundy!