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Minnesota United vs. Colorado Rapids | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 21
Minnesota United FC vs. Colorado Rapids
Allianz Field – Saint Paul
October 28 – 8:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: Altitude FOX Sports North

Minnesota United look to further secure a top-four spot in the Western Conference when they meet the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night at Allianz Field. 

The Loons (7W-5L-6D) extended an unbeaten streak to five matches following a 1-0 win over FC Cincinnati, while the Rapids (5W-5L-4D) suffered a 4-0 defeat to Sporting KC in their first match in more than a month.

This is the second meeting this season with the teams sharing the points in a 2-2 draw at the MLS is Back Tournament in July with Jonathan Lewis' equalizer canceling out Ethan Finlay's brace. 

Minnesota United

Aaron Schoenfeld’s first goal for Minnesota United FC, a second-half stoppage time strike, gave his side a 1-0 win Saturday night at FC Cincinnati, providing them with a valuable three points in the Western Conference playoff race. 

"You look at the league table, if we were to pick three points up in the week, you know, it’s looking very, very good," Adrian Heath said after the match. "And, when I consider what we’ve been through, the amount of players that we’ve had injuries, the amount of changing that we’ve had to do with the formation, mainly the formation in the group. You know, it’s terrific. Kudos to the players, really, because they’ve stuck to the task in what’s been a really troubling year.”

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Tyler Miller (GK) - hip injury
    • OUT: Ike Opara (D) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Luis Amarilla (F) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Hassani Dotson (D) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Ozzie Alonso (M)
  • International duty:  None

Colorado Rapids

In their first match in more than a month following numerous positive COVID-19 tests, the Rapids fell to Sporting Kansas City 4-0 at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night. Shaking off the rust, Colorado held SKC scoreless until Alan Pulido's opening goal in the 54th minute opened the floodgates for the hosts. 

"It's obviously always disappointing to lose, but the reality is we weren't sharp tonight as we would have liked to have been. Given the time off, I can't say it's all that unexpected," Robin Fraser said after the match. "The resiliency of the team was great, the fight was great, You could see it was a real struggle for us, but this is just another step getting back to where we need to be."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Kellyn Acosta (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Braian Galvan (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Collen Warner (M) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Lalas Abubakar (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Minnesota United

  • Minnesota United: 2 wins, 2 goals
  • Rapids: 1 win, 2 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Tori Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
  • 4th Official: Robert Sibiga
  • VAR: Jon Freemon
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Minnesota
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D
W
D
D
W
Colorado
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W
L
W
W
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Season Stats

Minnesota United FCColorado Rapids
18Games Played14
7Wins5
5Losses5
6Draws4
29Goals25
23Goals Conceded24
185Shots154
79Shots on Target71
243Fouls committed146
224Fouls suffered152
17Offside21
72Corners64

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
MIN74322291.6
COL45302251.8
01234+Avg
MIN112112
COL131012
01234+Avg
MIN631111.4
COL322011.6

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
MIN82620231.3
COL65003241.7
01234+Avg
MIN303001
COL230011.5
01234+Avg
MIN523201.4
COL420021.9
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