Colorado Rapids vs Columbus Crew
Both teams to score- 8/13!
After both were victorious last Saturday, who will continue that winning feeling at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park?
Colorado Rapids’ last two outings have produced now fewer than 16 goals, beating New York Red Bulls 5-4 and then Minnesota United 4-3, thereby scoring 4+ in back-to-back games for the first time in club history.
In the latter, it was Gyasi Zardes’ hat-trick that proved decisive.
Both of his MLS trebles have come against the Loons, just the fifth player to score multiple regular season hat-tricks against the same opponent.
In last weekend’s win, the Rapids fell behind and then led in the first 11 minutes, just the second time a team in MLS has achieved this.
So, having won three of their last four, Robin Fraser’s team are now tenth in the west, three points below the play-off positions.
Over in the Eastern Conference, Columbus Crew are sitting pretty in fifth, following a thrilling 3-2 victory over champions NYCFC.
Summer signing Cucho Hernández firing home an equaliser before talisman Lucas Zelarayán’s brace snatched the win.
Caleb Porter’s team were beaten 2-1 by Montréal three days earlier, but that’s their only defeat in their last 11.
This one could go either-way in Denver.