Competition: Major League Soccer – Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids
Venue: CenturyLink Field – Saturday, May 21 – 22:00 ET (03:00 BST)
Match Odds: Seattle 19/20 – Draw 12/5 – Columbus 3/1
Seattle saw their two-game winning streak come to an end last time out as they lost 2-0 against Dallas, it was their second loss in their last five outings.
Sigi Schmid’s side sit 8th in the Western Conference on 13 points, trailing the top six by four points. They need to continue to improve on what has slow start to the 2016 campaign if they are to make the playoffs.
Colorado extended their unbeaten run to seven games after their 1-1 draw away at Columbus last time out. They have won five of those seven outings and are proving difficult opponents to breakdown.
Pablo Mastroeni’s side reamain top of the Western Conference on 24 points and lead the way in the Supporters’ Shield standings by seven points.
The Rapids are unbeaten on the road in three and have been impressive so far this season. They have conceded the fewest amount of goals in Major League Soccer.Embed from Getty Images
Seattle Sounders have just one injury concern as Roman Torres remains out.
Colorado Rapids have three injury concerns. Sean St. Ledger, Eric Miller and Marco Pappa are all expected to miss out.
Seattle Sounders’ last five: W/L/W/W/L
Columbus Crew’s last five: W/D/W/W/D
Key Stat: Seattle Sounders are in a great run of form at CenturyLink Field, winning four games on the bounce at home.
Key Player: Jordan Morris – The Sounders forward had scored in four consecutive games up until last weekend. His run of goals matched the all-time MLS record for a scoring run by a rookie.
Seattle Sounders 1-1 Colorado Rapids – The sides to share the points in a low scoring tie. Seattle will feel confident of taking on anyone who visits CenturyLink Field at the moment considering their great home form, while Colorado aren’t losing games, so this has the makings of an intriguing tie with two sides cancelling each other out.