Preseason - 2019 - CINvCOL - 02/02

FC Cincinnati vs. Colorado Rapids | 2019 Preseason Match Preview

PREGAME SUMMARY:
2019 MLS Preseason presented by Advocare
FC Cincinnati vs. Colorado Rapids
IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
Saturday, Feb. 2 — 10:30 AM ET
No stream or TV available

The Colorado Rapids open their 2019 preseason match slate on Saturday, meeting expansion newcomers FC Cincinnati for a morning duel in Southwest Florida.

FC Cincinnati

It's the second preseason game for FCC, who drew 1-1 with the Montreal Impact in their opener on Wednesday evening. Star playmaker Ignacio Piatti gave the Impact an early lead before Cincy took a share of the spoils via a long-ball goal from Darren Mattocks

MLS's newest team are almost halfway into their two-week camp in Bradenton, and head coach Alan Koch sounds cautiously positive about his side's progress towards full speed:

Colorado Rapids

One of the worst teams in MLS in 2018, the Rapids kept faith in coach Anthony Hudson but have made significant changes to their roster, which goalkeeper and veteran leader Tim Howard thinks is the most talented they've had.

The Mile High Club have brought several academy prospects and trialists to work out with the squad in Bradenton, and shift their locale to Chula Vista, California for phase two of their preseason next week.


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