Two teams in the bottom half of the Major League Soccer Western Conference will compete on Sunday in an encounter that both Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids will be desperate to win. The hosts head into the game without a victory in their previous three outings, while the visitors are undefeated across the same period of time.
Seattle’s consistency has varied massively throughout the season as they have won eight times and lost 10, managing just two draws in amongst all of that. A change in that is something that could help the club push themselves further up the league table, and a victory could see them move as high as sixth place if other results go their way.
Despite that, Brian Schmetzer’s men are heading into this particular match on Sunday in poor form which they will want to put behind them as they have lost three consecutive matches. A bigger problem for Seattle is the fact that they have not scored a single goal throughout those fixtures, with plenty of pressure being placed on the attacking players right now. Their most recent outing saw them beaten 1-0 by Chicago Fire as Rafael Czichos scored in the first half, which proved to be enough to secure the result on the day.
Seattle Sounders Major League Soccer form:
Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer form:
Seattle Sounders possible starting lineup:
Cleveland; Rowe, Gomez, Arreaga, Tolo; Rusnak, Leyva, Morris, Lodeiro, Roldan; Bruin
Colorado Rapids possible starting lineup:
Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abubakar, Wilson, Esteves; Acosta, Barrios, Rubio, Priso, Lewis; Zardes
Seattle Sounders might be higher in the league table, but they are not the favourites in this one due to their recent poor form, which is the opposite for the visitors. Colorado Rapids have been performing well as of late both defensively and offensively, and that confidence could see them continue that form this weekend.