William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Braian Galvan, Jack Price (C), Collen Warner, Cole Bassett, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jonathan Lewis
Bench: Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Dominique Badji, Andre Shinyashiki, Diego Rubio, Michael Barrios, Nico Mezquida, Sebastian Anderson, Steven Beitashour
Player Availability Report:
Out – Younes Namli (injury)
Out – Kellyn Acosta (health and safety protocols)
Since Robin Fraser’s first game at the helm on Aug. 31, 2019, the Rapids are 11-8-2 on the road. Their 11 wins are tied with Sporting KC and New England for the most in that time, and their 1.67 points per game as the visitor are the best in the league. Colorado has also posted eight clean sheets on the road under Fraser, which is tied with D.C. United for the most in MLS in that time.
"BETTER THAN HE WAS LAST YEAR"
Cole Bassett earned his second assist of the season on Braian Galván’s goal against Houston on Saturday. The 19-year-old took a square ball from Auston Trusty at the top of the area before slipping it through to Galván, who found the back of the net with his left foot. It was also Trusty’s second assist of the season, a career-high.
Against Houston, Bassett also took four shots, including one on target and another off the woodwork, and completed 86 percent of his passes to earn a selection to the MLS Team of the Week, his fourth of the season.
“For me, Cole is better than he was last year,” Fraser said on Monday. “He is a better player. He is more conscientious in tight spaces, better at keeping possession. I think when he goes to goal now, he’s much more purposeful. The Houston game was an example where I thought he could’ve scored a number of goals. His timing of getting forward is getting better and better and better and his finishing is getting better. I guess I can agree statistically that he has been less productive, but he’s a better player and he’s getting better, which is really all we want out of him.”
A GALAXY OF THEIR OWN
The Rapids are 4-0-1 in their last five matches against LA Galaxy and have won each of the last three. Colorado picked up a 2-0 win in Carson on Sept. 19, 2020, with goals from Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis. In August 2018, the Rapids won, 2-1, in Colorado before a 2-2 draw in LA. A Rapids win on Tuesday would be their 10th all-time in Carson and their 30th in the all-time series.
ATTACKERS OF THE GALAXY
- Cole Bassett has two goals in three career games against Galaxy. Bassett scored in Colorado’s 2-0 win in LA in September 2020.
- Jonathan Lewis has two goals in three career appearances against Galaxy. Lewis also scored in the Rapids’ 2-0 win last September.
- Michael Barrios has three goals in 10 career appearances against LA Galaxy, including one at Dignity Health Sports Park.
NOTES & MILESTONES
- Jack Price’s next assist will be his 27th with Colorado, tying Omar Cummings for fourth in club history. His next appearance will be his 90th with the club.
- Michael Barrios is two assists away from 50 in his MLS career. He would become the 28th player in MLS history to reach 50 assists and 35 career goals.
- Jonathan Lewis makes his 20th start since joining the club in May 2019.
- Mark-Anthony Kaye makes his 80th career MLS appearance. Kaye’s next goal will be his 10th in MLS.
- Cole Bassett’s next assist will be the 10th of his career. Bassett would be the first Rapids Homegrown player to reach 10 MLS assists.
- Braian Galván makes his 20th appearance with the club.