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Rapids Travel to the Emerald City

Posted on 27 June 2009 by Jeff Cann

After a mid-week draw in Colorado, played against FC Dallas, the Colorado Rapids make their first trip to the northwest to face Seattle Sounders FC.

Colorado [5-2-6; 21 pts] remain in fourth place, just 1 point behind Seattle [5-3-7; 22 pts]. Earlier this season, the Rapids and Sounders played to a 2-2 draw in Commerce City. This is the second and final meeting for the 2009 season.

Colorado averages 1.62 goals per game and their top scorer, Conor Casey [8 goals] remains in the US MNT squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup final tomorrow.

Colorado is in the midst of a franchise record 8 game streak without a loss. They will face a tough Sounders team who plays well at home, in front of 33,000 fans.

Injury Report

COLORADO RAPIDS
NONE

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
OUT: GK Chris Eylander (L medial knee bone bruise); DF Zach Scott (partial tear abdominal muscle); DF Taylor Graham (R metatarsal fracture); DOUBTFUL: FW Jarrod Smith (L hamstring strain); PROBABLE: MF Sebastien Le Toux (R ankle sprain); MF Steve Zakuani (L ankle sprain)

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