These two are both out of the running to sneak into the play-off positions.
Last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps were beaten 2-0 by fellow-strugglers San Jose Earthquakes.
That made it back-to-back defeats for the Caps, who’ve only won two of their last 11 matches.
So, the Canadian Championship winners are set to miss the play-offs for the fourth season in succession.
Meantime, Colorado Rapids, who ended 2021 as the best in the west, are one point below their visitors from north of the boarder.
Robin Fraser’s team were held to a goalless draw by the side bottom of the overall standings D.C. United in their last outing.
In fact, the Rapids were fortunate to leave Audi Field with a share of the spoils, grateful to William Yarbrough who brilliantly saved a second half penalty.
This though means Colorado are winless in six matches, leaving them nine points below the play-off line.
Will either enjoy a rare victory at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park?