Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 23
Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Dick's Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City
August 10 – 9:00 PM ET


After winning a nine-goal thriller over the Montreal Impact, the Colorado Rapids host a San Jose Earthquakes side unbeaten in five straight.

Led by a Kei Kamara hat trick, the Rapids (6-12-5) defeated the Montreal Impact, 6-3, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Kamara also scored an own goal to put the visitors in front in the 18th minute. Kamara scored back-to-back goals after an own goal by Evan Bush and Diego Rubio added a first-half stoppage time goal to give Colorado a 4-1 halftime lead. Maxi Urruti and Saphir Taider scored back-to-back goals to pull the Impact to within a goal before Andre Shinyashiki and Kamara netted a pair of goals inside the final 12 minutes to close the scoring.

The Earthquakes (11-7-5) had a four-match winning streak snapped, but extended an unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew SC at Avaya Stadium Saturday. Magnus Eriksson put the hosts in front three minutes from halftime before Gyasi Zardes equalized in the 65th minute as the Quakes moved level on points with Minnesota United in second place in the West.

Colorado vs. San Jose

Saturday, August 10 at 9:00 PM ET
DICK'S Sporting Goods Park

San Jose

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Deklan Wynne (D) - foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Tim Howard (GK) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Kei Kamara (F), Jack Price (M), Danny Wilson (M), Lalas Abubakar (D)
  • International duty: None

San Jose Earthquakes

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Anibal Godoy (M) - abdomen surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Espinoza (M) - lower leg injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andres Rios (F) - upper thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Harold Cummings (D), Nick Lima (D)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Rapids

  • Rapids: 13 wins, 43 goals
  • Earthquakes: 13 wins, 39 goals
  • 8 draws


  • Referee: Tim Ford
  • Assistant Referees:  Jeff Hosking, Gjovalin Bori
  • 4th Official:  Ramy Touchan
  • VAR:  Daniel Radford

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