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Starting XI

Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Lalas Abubakar, Jonathan Lewis, Diego Rubio, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Bryan Acosta, William Yarbrough (C), Gyasi Zardes, Lucas Esteves

Substitutions

Clint Irwin, Max, Michael Barrios, Philip Mayaka, Anthony Markanich, Drew Moor, Steven Beitashour, Yaya Toure, Darren Yapi

Player Availability Report

OUT - Braian Galvan (R knee)

OUT - Aboubacar Keita (R knee)

OUT - Oliver Larraz (R leg)

OUT - Jack Price (L calf)

Notes

  • Monday’s match will be the first of two between the Rapids and Austin FC in the regular season this year. It will mark their fourth-ever encounter in MLS and third-ever meeting at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids are unbeaten in their last two matches against Austin (2-0-0), outscoring Los Verdes 4-0 in that span. However, the Texan club drew first blood in the all-time series, recording their first franchise win in the very first meeting between the two sides on April 24, 2021, a 3-1 victory courtesy of a brace from Paraguay international Cecilio Domínguez
  • Since their inaugural season in 1996, the Rapids have played a total of 24 matches on the Fourth of July, racking up a record of 13-6-5 (W-L-D) and a goal differential of +12 (38 GF, 26 GA) in that span; 2011 and 2020 are the only two years Colorado has not hosted a game on Independence Day.
  • GK William Yarbrough is one shutout away from surpassing Tim Howard for fourth-most clean sheets in Rapids history. His six shutouts so far this season are T-2nd in MLS. The two-time Liga MX champion is also one win away from tying Howard and Joe Cannon for fourth-most wins in Rapids history (29).