William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines, Jack Price, Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios, Diego Rubio, Andre Shinyashiki
Bench: Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Lalas Abubakar, Nicolas Benezet, Nicolás Mezquida, Kortne Ford, Oliver Larraz, Collen Warner, Darren Yapi
Player Availability Report
- Out – Steven Beitashour (injury)
- Out – Braian Galvan (injury)
- Out – Younes Namli (injury)
- Out – Jonathan Lewis (injury)
NO DETHRONING THE SET PIECE KINGS
Since the beginning of 2019, the Colorado Rapids have scored 32 set-piece* goals, with club captain Jack Price picking up 16 assists on set pieces, both of which lead MLS in that span. Price earned his second assist off a free kick this season on Danny Wilson’s game-winning header in the 82nd minute on Saturday against Minnesota. Price’s first of the year came on Andre Shinyashiki’s headed goal off a corner on April 24 against Austin FC.
D.C. United’s 24 goals off set pieces are the second-most in MLS since 2019. The league average is 15 goals off set pieces in that time.
*includes corner kicks, direct kicks, and indirect free kicks.
FORTRESS AT ALTITUDE
The Colorado Rapids have scored in 27 consecutive matches across all competitions at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park since October 28, 2018, the longest active home scoring streak in MLS and the longest in club history. The second-longest active streak in MLS belongs to Seattle Sounders FC, who have scored in 20 straight games across all competitions at CenturyLink/Lumen Field since October 6, 2019.
After coming on as a 27th-minute substitute on Saturday against Minnesota, Cole Bassett proved to be a spark of energy for the Rapids to overcome a two-goal deficit. The 19-year-old Rapids Academy product took a game-high three shots, including one off the post just seconds before Kellyn Acosta got the Rapids on the board. The Littleton, Colo., native leveled the score at two when he slammed home a loose ball on a trademark late run into the box after Sam Vines crossed it in from the left wing. The goal was Bassett’s first of the season and the ninth of his MLS career, tying D/M Dillon Serna for the most by a Rapids Academy product in MLS.
The Colorado Rapids are 4-2-4 (W-L-D) in their last 10 matches and unbeaten in their last three against Houston Dynamo FC. On November 8, 2020, Diego Rubio scored in stoppage time to secure a 2-1 win in Houston and clinch the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture with Colorado’s third straight victory to close out the regular season. The last time these teams met at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, on September 9, 2020, Colorado took 25 total shots, the most by the Rapids in a single game all season, and finally broke through when Sam Vines found Lalas Abubakar, who scored his first goal in Burgundy to equalize in stoppage time.
Colorado's next point earned will be the club's 1,000th all-time in MLS.