Colorado Rapids surprises Los Angeles FC with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

DENVER. Colorado Rapids had a surprising win over Los Angeles FC with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by G. Zardes (17') and a penalty scored by D. Rubio (28').

Colorado Rapids surprises Los Angeles FC with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

DENVER. Colorado Rapids had a surprising win over Los Angeles FC with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by G. Zardes (17′) and a penalty scored by D. Rubio (28′). Los Angeles FC was vastly better in terms of ball possession (62%).​

The match was played at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium in Denver on Saturday and it started at 1:30 pm local time. The referee was Ted Unkel who had the assistance of Kyle Atkins and Jeff Hosking. The 4th official was Jon Freemon. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 26.8 degrees Celsius or 80.28 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 13%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 38 Ball Possession 62
Shots
  • 15 Total 11
  • 8 On Target 2
  • 7 Off Target 9
  • 0 Shots blocked 1
  • 53 Attack 74
  • 24 Dangerous attack 24
  • 56 Ball safe​ 68
  • 2 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 6
Fouls
  • 13 Total 13
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Los Angeles FC was in firm control of the ball 62% while Colorado Rapids was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 24 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Colorado Rapids won the match​.

Colorado Rapids shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Los Angeles FC shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Colorado Rapids received 2 yellow cards (B. Acosta and L. Abubakar). Regarding the opposition, Los Angeles FC received 3 yellow cards (S. Ibeagha, J. Cifuentes and C. Arango).

Match Timeline

16'
S. Ibeagha- Yellow
G. Zardes(penalty)
17'
22'
J. Cifuentes- Yellow
24'
C. Arango- Yellow
D. Rubio(penalty)
28'
B. Acosta- Yellow
29'
40'
I. Sanchez- sub ->R. Hollingshead
64'
L. Blessing- sub ->F. Ginella
64'
D. Musovski- sub ->J. Cifuentes
J. Price- sub ->D. Rubio
72'
77'
C. Jennings- sub ->K. Opoku
M. Barrios- sub ->J. Lewis
79'
N. Mezquida- sub ->M. Kaye
79'
L. Abubakar- Yellow
88'
M. Alves da Silva- sub ->G. Zardes
89'
S. Beitashour- sub ->L. Esteves
89'

Standings

After playing this match, Colorado Rapids will have 15 points like Nashville SC to go up in the 14th place. Regarding the opposition, Los Angeles FC will stay with 23 points to remain in the 2nd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Colorado Rapids will play away against Austin on the 9th of October with a 2-1 head to head statistic in favor of Colorado Rapids (0 draws).

Los Angeles FC will host Nashville SC on the 9th of October with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Colorado Rapids – Formation

Colorado Rapids started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Robin Fraser decided to play with the following team: .

Substitutions

Colorado Rapids made 5 changes: D. Rubio for J. Price (72′), J. Lewis for M. Barrios (79′), M. Kaye for N. Mezquida (79′), G. Zardes for M. Alves da Silva (89′) and L. Esteves for S. Beitashour (89′).

Los Angeles FC – Formation

Los Angeles FC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Steven Cherundolo played with: .

Los Angeles FC could not rely on the presence of I. Sanchez (injured).

Substitutions

Los Angeles FC made 4 changes: R. Hollingshead for I. Sanchez (40′), F. Ginella for L. Blessing (64′), J. Cifuentes for D. Musovski (64′) and K. Opoku for C. Jennings (77′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.​