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COLORADO RAPIDS vs. MONTREAL IMPACT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.
October 10, 2015 (WEEK 32, MLS Game #318)
6 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)


A vital match in the chase for the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs is the only game on the weekend as the Colorado Rapids play host to the Montreal Impact on Saturday afternoon at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids have already been eliminated from playoff contention, their winless run at five games following a 2-1 home loss to Real Salt Lake last weekend. The Impact are still trying to claim a postseason berth, coming off a second consecutive loss on their road swing in a 2-1 midweek defeat at the New York Red Bulls.


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REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Brian Poeschel; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Atkins; 4th: Younes Marrakchi
MLS Career: 61 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 20; pens: 14


SUSPENDED: MTL: Ambroise Oyongo (through Oct. 17); Marco Donadel (caution accumulation; through Oct. 10)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: COL: Sam Cronin, Lucas Pittinari, James Riley, Jared Watts - MTL: Laurent Ciman, Nigel Reo-Coker, Donny Toia
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: COL: Marc Burch, Kevin Doyle, Marcelo Sarvas - MTL: Calum Mallace, Dominic Oduro, Bakary Soumare, Andres Romero, Johan Venegas
DISABLED LIST: MTL: Cameron Porter, Kenny Cooper (season-ending injury)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: COL: Dillon Serna (USA; CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship); Gabriel Torres (Panama; at Mexico, 10/13) - MTL: Maxime Crepeau, Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare (Canada; CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship); Wandrille Lefevre, Kyle Bekker, Maxim Tissot (Canada; vs. Ghana, 10/13); Ambroise Oyongo (Cameroon; vs. Nigeria, 10/11); Johan Venegas (Costa Rica; at USA, 10/13)


HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (3 meetings): Rapids 3 wins, 11 goals - Impact 0 wins, 6 goals - Ties 0
AT COLORADO (2 meetings): Rapids 2 wins, 7 goals - Impact 0 wins, 3 goals - Ties 0


LAST YEAR (MLS)
5/24: COL 4, MTL 1 (Powers 5, 84; Hill 54; O'Neill 58 - Romero 88)


  • The Rapids have won all three meetings between the clubs, including a 4-1 win May 24, 2014 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in their only meeting last season.
  • The Rapids have won two meetings in Commerce City, outscoring the Impact 7-3. They won the lone meeting in Montreal, a 4-3 win in 2013 at Stade Saputo.
  • Coaches record: Mauro Biello vs. COL: first game - Pablo Mastroeni vs. RSL: P1 W1 L0 D0


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