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Rampant Rubio Earns Team of the Week Honors

Diego Rubio earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week roster for Week 33 after scoring the game-winning goal in the Rapids’ 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday. It was the Chilean's 13th game-winning goal all-time in Burgundy, sending him past Rapids great Paul Bravo for most in club history. The goal was also Rubio’s 15th of the season, leaving Rubio one away from tying Conor Casey's single-season club record of 16 goals. The goal also marked his 22nd goal contribution of the year (15 goals, 7 assists), surpassing Mark Chung (21 in 2002) and John Spencer (21 in 2001) for the most goal contributions in a single season in club history. With the goal, Rubio became the first Rapids player to contribute to a goal in nine straight home matches since Chris Carrieri in 2002, as well as becoming the first Rapids player to score in six straight home MLS matches since Mark Chung in 2003.

Yarbrough Reaches Another Milestone

Goalkeeper William Yarbrough recorded his 26th shutout with the Rapids in their win against Dallas on Saturday, tying him with Clint Irwin for second-most shutouts in club history. The two-time LigaMX champion is one win away from tying Irwin (35) for third-most wins by a goalkeeper in club history. 

Looking for Two at Q2

The Rapids are 1-0-0 in their only contest at Q2 dating back to July 2021 (recap). The last time Colorado faced Austin in Texas, Andre Shinyashiki scored the lone goal in the 29th minute to collect all three points for the Rapids. That match also saw Colorado earn its 200th regular-season clean sheet in club history, while defender Steven Beitashour made his 250th MLS career appearance.