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Starting XI:

William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines, Kellyn Acosta, Jack Price, Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios, Diego Rubio

Bench: Nicolas Benezet, Braian Galvan, Clint Irwin, Oliver Larraz, Jonathan Lewis, Nicolas Mezquida, Drew Moor, Andre Shinyashiki, Collen Warner

Player Availability Report:

Out – Steven Beitashour (injury)

Out – Younes Namli (injury)

Notes:

VICTORIOUS VISITORS

The Colorado Rapids have won nine road games under Robin Fraser since his first game at the helm on Aug. 31, 2019, which are the most in MLS in that time. Colorado is 9-6-2 (W-L-D) away from home under Fraser, and their 1.71 points per game on the road are the most in MLS. The Rapids are one of just two teams in MLS to post three clean sheets on the road so far this season (Philadelphia).

SINCE WE LAST MET

Since the Rapids and Sporting KC last met on Oct. 24, 2020, the Rapids are 8-3-1 (W-L-D) in regular season play and have outscored their opponents, 21-12, in that span. Colorado has posted five shutouts in that time, including four on the road.

STRONG-WILLED

William Yarbrough made seven saves in Saturday’s 2-0 win at FC Cincinnati, marking the second straight game that Yarbrough posted a season-high save count after making six saves on May 29 at FC Dallas. Yarbrough and the Rapids haven’t allowed a goal since the 33rd minute at Los Angeles FC on May 22, a stretch of 237 minutes and the longest active streak without conceding a goal in the league. The two-time Liga MX champion is currently tied for the most clean sheets in the league.

SWEET LEW

Jonathan Lewis scored his first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 win at FC Cincinnati. The 24-year-old finished captain Jack Price’s through ball smoothly with his left foot from a sharp angle in the 72nd minute. The goal was Lewis’ 11th since joining the Rapids via trade in May 2019. The Plantation, Fla., native was Colorado’s co-leading scorer with five goals in 2020, alongside Cole Bassett.

NOTES & MILESTONES

  • Michael Barrios is fifth in MLS with 44 touches in the opponent’s box. The 30-year-old Colombian has two goals and three assists in his last four games.
  • Diego Rubio’s next appearance will be his 51st in MLS with Colorado, which will match his total from three years at Sporting KC. From 2016 to 2018, Rubio scored 15 goals and added eight assists for SKC. Since joining the Rapids ahead of 2019, Rubio has 17 goals and 10 assists.
  • Keegan Rosenberry’s next appearance will be his 60th with Colorado in MLS. The 27-year-old has three goals and six assists since joining the Rapids ahead of the 2019 season.
  • Auston Trusty’s next start will be the 70th of his MLS career. The 22-year-old has two goals and two assists in 72 appearances since his rookie year in 2018. Trusty has started all eight games this season, matching his appearance total from 2020.
  • The Rapids have outscored their opponents 6-0 since their last goal conceded. Michael Barrios scored his first goal of the season at LAFC on May 22 before the Rapids defeated FC Dallas, 3-0, and FC Cincinnati, 2-0.
  • Braian Galván made his 2021 debut in Saturday’s win at Cincinnati. The 20-year-old Argentine came on for Sam Vines in the 90th minute to make his 10th appearance with Colorado since joining the club in July 2020.

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