Match Day

Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC | Roster Notes | November 1, 2020

Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC | Roster Notes | November 1, 2020 - startingxi

Starting XI:

William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines, Cole Bassett, Jack Price, Younes Namli, Andre Shinyashiki, Diego Rubio, Nicolas Benezet


Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Danny Wilson, Steven Beitashour, Jeremy Kelly, Nicolás Mezquida, Jonathan Lewis, Kellyn Acosta

Injury Report

Not Medically Cleared:
Kortne Ford
Collen Warner


Playoff Spot Within Reach 

On Thursday, MLS announced that qualification for the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs would be determined on a points per game basis. Entering Sunday's match, the Rapids hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 1.27 points per game. Colorado can clinch a playoff berth Sunday if they beat Seattle, Vancouver loses or draws against Portland AND Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy end in a draw. All three scenarios need to happen for the Rapids to clinch a playoff spot. 

Regular Season Home Finale

Tonight's match against Seattle will be Colorado's final home match of the 2020 regular season. The Rapids are 2-1-2 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park in 2020. The Rapids have won their last three regular season home finales and are undefeated in their last four, dating back to 2016. Colorado is 5-3-5 all-time to close out the regular season at DSGP. Colorado will close the regular season with two road matches at Portland on November 4 and at Houston on November 8.

Shinyashiki Hitting His Stride 

Andre Shinyashiki scored his third goal of 2020 on Wednesday in Minnesota. The 23-year-old has three goals and an assist in his last five games, giving him his best output in a five-game span in his nascent MLS career.