Deshorn Brown vs Vancouver
Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

Five things to note ahead of #VANvCOL

Brutal Travel Schedule in April 

To Vancouver and back. To Toronto and back. Taking on San Jose at home. And then off to Seattle. The Rapids will rack up some serious air miles in April. If you're keeping track, that's over 8500 miles.  

Late Goals

Twenty-two total goals have been scored between the Rapids and the Whitecaps. Of those, 15 have come after the 45th minute. And of those 15 second half goals, 12 have come between the 61st and 90th minute. 

Suspensions and Injuries

José Mari will return from suspension but the Rapids will be without Marvell Wynne for Saturday's match. Wynne was sent off after recieving a second yellow card in the 85th minute of the Rapids' 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City. With Chris Klute and Marc Burch both recovering from injuries, who steps up to fill the void in the back four?

Record at Vancouver

The Rapids have posted a 1-2-1 record at BC Place, with the sole victory coming back in 2011. You probably remember (or maybe you've elected to forget) the 3-0 shellacking the Whitecaps handed out when the Rapids last visted. Colorado will look to turn that fortune around this weekend. 

Watch Parties

Be sure to check out one of the various watch parties Centennial 38 is hosting throughout Colorado. From Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, they've got you covered!