Will Austin FC go into their first-ever play-off campaign with some momentum?
The Verde and Black are guaranteed to finish second in the Western Conference, no small feat in, what is, just their second-ever MLS season.
However, Josh Wolff’s side have now lost four of their last six, following last weekend’s 2-0 defeat in Vancouver.
Nevertheless, at home, they’ve lost just three times in 2022.
This bodes well because, unless they face LAFC in the Conference Finals, or Philly or Montréal in MLS Cup, their play-off matches will be played at Q2 Stadium.
Despite ostensibly having nothing to play for, Austin will be looking for a confidence boosting victory on Decision Day.
Rewind 12 months and Colorado Rapids were finished as best in the west; they are now tenth and out of contention.
Robin Fraser’s side have won three of their last four, but it’s very much too little too late, having only won eight of their previous 29 matches this year.
All three of these victories have come at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, most recently beating FC Dallas a week ago.
On the road, the Rapids’ sole victory in 2022 came against New York Red Bulls, an astonishing 5-4 success in August.
So, a home win looks extremely likely at Q2 Stadium.