Full time: Frustrating night for LAFC, who lose 1-0 to the Rapids. Thanks for following along and weathering the delay, we’ll have more coverage of the match.
Weather delay over! After 62 minutes, we’re back in action, with the Rapids ahead 1-0 in the 52nd minute.
52nd minute: Weather delay! There’s lightning in the area and we have to stop playing. Who knows how long it will last. LAFC are down 1-0
49th minute: Rapids goal. Danny Wilson scores on a header off a corner kick. The Rapids take a somewhat surprising lead.
Halftime: Well, they technically played 45 minutes of soccer, but nothing of note happened, as neither team put a shot on target. 0-0 at the midway point.
LAFC makes a few changes, with Tristan Blackmon in at center back, and Josh Perez getting his first MLS start in place of Eduard Atuesta:
Colorado plays a full-strength group for who they have available:
After nearly a month, Los Angeles Football Club will resume league play, traveling to the Rocky Mountain State for a Western Conference bout against the Colorado Rapids. As of today, LAFC remains atop the Major League Soccer standings with 37 points, averaging 2.31 points per match.
Conversely, the Colorado Rapids currently sit last in the Western Conference with a tally of 16 points, averaging a meager 0.94 points per match.
On paper, it is evident why the Rapids have struggled thus far. The quality of the squad is simply not up to par with “good” MLS clubs. Ex-coach Anthony Hudson scapegoated the roster earlier this season stating, “We are fighting at the bottom with a bottom group of players.” While Hudson’s statement was quite harsh, the squad has yet to prove his remarks otherwise.
One of the few bright spots for Colorado this season has been the consistency of Kei Kamara. The MLS veteran has continued to do what he does best: putting the ball in the back of the net. Kamara is tied with Diego Rossi, Chris Wondolowski, and Nani for 5th on MLS goal scorers list with eight.
Bookmakers currently favor LAFC at (-145), while listing the Colorado Rapids as home underdogs (+350). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+315) (Via Westgate LV).
How to Watch:
This Friday’s Western Conference tilt between LAFC and the Colorado Rapids will be televised by UniMás starting at 7:00 pm PT with kickoff to follow. It will also be streamed free on Twitter.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.