Colorado Rapids vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 20
Colorado Rapids vs. New York City FC
Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City
July 20 - 9:00 PM ET


New York City FC hope to rebound from back-to-back league defeats Saturday night when they take on a resurgent Colorado Rapids side that has lost just once in their last nine games.

The Rapids (5-10-5) rallied from a pair of deficits to rally for a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers Saturday night at Providence Park. One minute after a Tommy Smith own goal put the Timbers in front, Jonathan Lewis leveled fo the Rapids. Diego Valeri gave the hosts the lead again from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute, but Sam Nicholson equalized 13 minutes to secure a road point. 

NYCFC (7-3-8) dropped their second consecutive game, a controversial 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena Sunday. Heber gave the Cityzens an early lead, but Danny Royer leveled from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time and then headed in the go-ahead goal on the hour mark, capitalizing on a quickly-taken throw-in after assistant referee Corey Rockwell signaled for a corner kick. After, referee Alan Kelly said he overruled Rockwell's decision and said he indicated that verbally. 

Colorado vs. NYCFC

Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 pm ET

DICK'S Sporting Goods Park


Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Deklan Wynne (D) - foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jack Price (M) - foot injury
  • Suspended: Diego Rubio (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: Jack Price (M)
  • International duty: None

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Isamael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: Maxime Chanot (D), Alex Ring (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Maxi Moralez (M), Taty Castellanos (F), Ben Sweat (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Rapids

  • Rapids: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • NYCFC: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, TJ Zablocki
  • 4th Official: Malik Badawi
  • VAR: Younes Marrakchi

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