Colorado Rapids vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 14
Colorado Rapids vs. FC Cincinnati 
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Commerce City
June 1 - 8:30 PM ET


The Colorado Rapids will try to make it four straight games without a defeat when they host an FC Cincinnati side that has one win in its last 10 games in the inaugural meeting between the the teams at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Saturday.

After consecutive wins, the Rapids (2-9-3) earned an impressive 1-1 road win against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Enegy Stadium Wednesday. Jonathan Lewis scored for the second consecutive game with the 72nd-minute equalizer to cancel out Sergio Santos' first-half goal.  

FC Cincinnati (3-9-2) couldn't solve Luis Robles early and were punished for a late defensive miscue in a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls at Nippert Stadium Saturday. Kaku capitalized to break the stalemate and Omir Fernandez followed with his first MLS goal as the expansion side lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Diego Rubio (F)
  • International duty:  None

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Corben Bone (M) - left shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Allan Cruz (M) - left ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Fatai Alashe (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Darren Mattocks (F) - hip injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Saief (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Leonardo Bertone (M) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: Kendall Waston (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Rapids

  • This is the first all-time meeting at Dick's Sporting Goods Park


  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Andrew Bigelow
  • 4th Official: Farhad Dadkho
  • VAR: Younes Marrakchi