DENVER. Colorado Rapids and Sporting KC didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. Colorado Rapids was not able to win even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium in Denver on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Allen Chapman with the collaboration of Logan Brown and Kali Smith. The 4th official was Malik Badawi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 0.9 degrees Celsius or 33.62 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 67%.
- 58 Ball Possession 42
- 13 Total 16
- 4 On Target 11
- 8 Off Target 0
- 1 Shots blocked 5
- 135 Attack 84
- 37 Dangerous attack 34
- 97 Ball safe 83
- 0 Penalties 0
- 0 Corners 7
- 1 Off Sides 3
- 8 Total 10
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 4
Colorado Rapids was in firm control of the ball 58% while Sporting KC was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Colorado Rapids to win the match.
Colorado Rapids shot 13 times, 4 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Sporting KC shot 17 times, 11 on target, 0 off target.
Colorado Rapids received 2 yellow cards (L. Abubakar and Kévin Cabral). On the opposite side, Sporting KC received 1 yellow card (Róger Espinoza).
After playing this contest, Colorado Rapids has 1 points to occupy the 11th place in the standings. On the opposite side, Sporting KC has 1 points (10th).
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Colorado Rapids will host Real Salt Lake on the 20th of October with a 26-15 head to head in favor of Real Salt Lake (13 draws).
Sporting KC will host Minnesota United on the 20th of October with a 8-5 head to head stats in favor of Sporting KC (4 draws).
Colorado Rapids and Sporting KC will play the return match on the at the Children’s Mercy Park
Colorado Rapids – Formation
Colorado Rapids started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Robin Fraser decided to play with the following team: William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry , Lalas Abubakar , Andreas Maxsø , Steven Beitashour , Cole Bassett , Ralph Priso , Connor Ronan , Michael Barrios , Darren Yapi and Sam Nicholson .
The home team had on the bench: Sebastian Anderson, Abraham Rodriguez, Danny Wilson, Max, Braian Galván , Alex Gersbach, Kevin Cabral , Bryan Josue Acosta Ramos and Calvin Harris.
Colorado Rapids made 3 changes: R. Priso-Mbongue for Max Alves da Silva (46′), Sam Nicholson for Kevin Cabral (63′) and M. Barrios for Braian Galván (77′).
Best player: William Yarbrough
The player that probably impressed the most for Colorado Rapids was the goalkeeper: William Yarbrough. His rating is 9.20. He performed 11 saves.
Sporting KC – Formation
Sporting KC started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Peter Vermes played with: John Pulskamp, Graham Zusi , Robert Voloder , Andreu Fontàs , Ben Sweat , Marinos Tzionis , Róger Espinoza , Rémi Walter , Dániel Sallói , William Agada and Erik Thommy .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Felipe Hernández, Robert Castellanos, Tim Leibold, Cameron Duke, Kayden Pierre, Jacob Davis, Khiry Shelton , Kendall Isaiah McIntosh and Chris Rindov.
Sporting KC made 4 changes: Róger Espinoza for Felipe Hernandez (72′), Marinos Tzionis for Khiry Shelton (72′), Ben Sweat for Tim Leibold (82′) and Erik Thommy for Cameron Duke (88′).
Best player: Graham Zusi
The most impressive player for Sporting KC was Graham Zusi.
His rating iswith 30 passes (76% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.
- Seattle Sounders – Real Salt Lake – 2-0
- SJ Earthquakes – Vancouver Whitecaps – 2-1
- Colorado Rapids – Sporting KC – 0-0
- Saint Louis City – Charlotte – 3-1
- Dallas – LA Galaxy – 3-1
- Chicago Fire – New York City – 1-1
- Austin – Montreal Impact – 1-0
- Orlando City – Cincinnati – 0-0
- New York RB – Nashville SC – 0-0
- New England – Houston Dynamo – 3-0
- Inter Miami – Philadelphia Union – 2-0
- Columbus Crew – DC United – 2-0
- Atlanta United – Toronto – 1-1