Colorado Rapids

Roster Notes: Nashville SC v. Colorado Rapids 


Starting XI

Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Jonathan Lewis, Diego Rubio (C), Michael Barrios, Felipe Gutiérrez, Bryan Acosta, William Yarbrough, Gyasi Zardes, Steven Beitashour, Lucas Esteves


Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Danny Wilson, Max, Sam Nicholson, Anthony Markanich, Collen Warner, Darren Yapi, Ralph Priso

Player Availability Report

OUT - Sebastian Anderson (R leg)

OUT - Braian Galván (R knee)

OUT - Aboubacar Keita (R knee)

OUT - Oliver Larraz (R leg)

OUT - Jack Price (Upper body)

OUT - Dantouma Toure (R knee)

OUT - Jackson Travis (core)

OUT - Gustavo Vallecilla (suspension)


  • Wednesday’s midweek match will be the Rapids’ first-ever visit to GEODIS Park and just the second-ever encounter between Colorado and Nashville. The Rapids are currently on a two-game winning streak in their first match at a recently opened stadium, following wins at Q2 stadium against Austin FC and at TQL stadium against FC Cincinnati last year.
  • Nashville SC’s roster and technical staff will feature several familiar faces to long-time Rapids fans, including:
  • •Eric Miller, Nashville SC defender – Made 56 appearances, 53 as starts, and recorded one assist across 4,734 minutes with theRapids from 2016-18.
  • •Gary Smith, Nashville SC head coach – Served as Rapids interim head coach (2008; 4-4-2), head coach (2009-11; 34-27-33). In2010, Smith led the club to the MLS Eastern Conference Championship en route to the Rapids’ first MLS Cup.
  • •Steve Guppy, Nashville SC assistant coach – Served as Rapids assistant coach under Gary Smith from 2009-12.
  • •Matt Pickens, Nashville SC goalkeeper coach – Logged 10,336 minutes across 116 appearances (all starts) with the Rapids from2009-14. Pickens helped the club win the 2010 MLS Eastern Conference Championship and 2010 MLS Cup and is the Rapids’ all-time leader in clean sheets (29).
  • •In a similar vein, Rapids head of performance Ahron Thode and Nashville SC Designated Player Hany Mukhtar spent four seasons together at Denmark’s Brøndby IF (2016-2020).
  • Wednesday’s clash will feature two of the top goalkeepers from last season facing off against each other. Both William Yarbrough andNashville’s Joe Willis finished atop the league tied for most clean sheets recorded in 2021, along with New York Red Bulls’ Carlos Coronel. A former Denver University Pioneer, Willis has recorded seven clean sheets this season, mirroring Yarbrough’s count. Yarbrough is on the hunt for his 25th regular-season clean sheet, which would tie him with Joe Cannon for third-most in Rapids history.
  • GK William Yarbrough is one shutout away from recording his 25th with the Rapids, which would tie him with Joe Cannon for third-most in club history.
  • F Diego Rubio is one goal away from surpassing Chris Henderson for sole possession of the fifth-most in Rapids history (32), and is one game-winning goal away from tying Paul Bravo for most in club history (12).