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%.
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.
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).
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.
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: .
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).
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.