Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers | Preview | March 2, 2019

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 1
Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers
DICK'S Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City
March 2 - 4:00 PM MT
WATCH: Altitude TV

Tim Howard is hoping to kick off his final season as a player on a positive note, but it won’t be easy with the MLS Cup finalists coming to Commerce City on Saturday. The Rapids are feeling optimistic they can put last year’s disappointment behind them and make a playoff run, while the Timbers return the nucleus of last year's squad and should again be a contender in the West.

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee
    • OUT: Kofi Opare (D) - foot
    • QUESTIONABLE: Sam Nicholson (M) - back
    • QUESTIONABLE: Tommy Smith (D) - knee
    • QUESTIONABLE: Sam Vines (D) - quad
    • QUESTIONABLE: Danny Wilson (D) - calf 
    • QUESTIONABLE: Deklan Wynne (D) - groin
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Aljaz Ivacic (GK) - left tibial stress fracture
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Rapids

  • Rapids 6 wins, 21 goals
  • Timbers 2 wins, 11 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
  • VAR: Silviu Petrescu
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