William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Jack Price, Cole Bassett, Nico Mezquida, Michael Barrios, Andre Shinyashiki, Nico Benezet
Bench: Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Diego Rubio, Kortne Ford, Oliver Larraz, Collen Warner, Steven Beitashour, Yaya Toure, Braian Galván
Player Availability Report:
Out – Younes Namli (Injury)
Out – Kellyn Acosta (International Duty)
Out – Jonathan Lewis (International Duty)
Out – Sam Vines (International Duty)
NO FAULT LINES
Colorado is undefeated in its last three matches against San Jose. The Rapids have won the last five meetings at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park and are undefeated in their last nine against the Quakes at DSGP since April 2014. The Rapids matched their club record margin of victory with a 5-0 win over San Jose in September 2020.
The last time these two teams met, the Rapids exploded for five goals and a shutout victory at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park on Sept. 23, 2020. Cole Bassett started the scoring in the 35th minute before Jonathan Lewis made it 2-0 in the 50th. An own-goal from Tommy Thompson preceded goals from Nicolás Mezquida and Andre Shinyashiki as the Rapids earned their second 5-0 win of the month.
BE LIKE MIKE
Michael Barrios has three goals and four assists in his last seven games, all since getting on the scoresheet for the first time as a Rapids player on May 15 vs. Houston. Barrios is tied for the team lead with three goals (Diego Rubio) and four assists (Jack Price) and is tied for second in MLS with three game-winning assists. Barrios helped set up Braian Galván’s winner on July 7, Rubio’s winner at Cincinnati on June 19 and on Sam Vines’ winner over Houston on May 15.
30 & COUNTING
With a goal on Saturday, the Rapids will reach 31 consecutive MLS matches at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park with at least one goal scored, tying Atlanta United for the sixth-longest home scoring streak in MLS history. The Rapids boast the second-highest shot conversion rate in MLS at 17.65 percent, and the highest in the league at home at 22.41 percent. Colorado averages 2.17 goals scored per home game, which is the most in MLS.
NOTES & MILESTONES
- William Yarbrough’s next clean sheet will be his 10th as a Rapids player. Yarbrough is tied for second in MLS with five clean sheets this season.
- Diego Rubio’s next assist will be the 20th of his MLS career. Rubio has 17 goals and 11 assists since joining the Rapids ahead of the 2019 season.
- Nicolás Mezquida has four goals in just 393 career minutes against the Quakes, his best goals per minute production against any team in MLS.
- Danny Wilson is seven minutes away from reaching 5,000 in his MLS career. The Scotsman has three goals and three assists in 63 appearances, 57 of them starts, since joining Colorado in 2018.
- Keegan Rosenberry’s next shot will be the 100th of his MLS career. Rosenberry has seven goals and 12 assists in 142 career MLS matches since 2016.
- The Rapids are the only team in MLS not to concede a goal in the final 15 minutes of a matchx` this season. Colorado has allowed just four second-half goals this season, tied for the fewest in MLS (Columbus).