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Colorado Rapids vs LAFC – MLS preview: TV channel, workforce information, lineups and prediction

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Colorado Rapids play host to Western Convention juggernauts LAFC on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Items Park.

LAFC sit in fifth place within the Western Convention desk nevertheless it’s been an inconsistent begin to the marketing campaign from Steve Cherundolo’s aspect. The Black and Gold have picked up wins in opposition to the likes of Nashville SC and Seattle Sounders however have but to actually get out of first gear as they purpose to get again to profitable trophies.

The brand new look Colorado Rapids have only one victory to their title in 2024 below first-year head coach Chris Armas. The Rapids’ entrance workplace splashed some money to usher in the likes of Zack Steffen, Djordje Mihailovic and Sam Vines, nevertheless it hasn’t all gone to plan simply but.

Here is 90min’s preview of the Rapids vs the Black and Gold.

Colorado Rapids vs LAFC H2H report (Final 5 Video games)

Present Type (all competitions)

Colorado Rapids

LAFC

Colorado Rapids 0-1 Houston Dynamo – 03/23/2024

LAFC 5-0 Nashville SC – 03/23/2024

Seattle Sounders 1-1 Colorado Rapids – 03/16/2024

Minnesota United 2-0 LAFC – 03/16/2024

Actual Salt Lake 1-2 Colorado Rapids – 03/09/2024

LAFC 0-0 Sporting Kansas Metropolis – 03/09/2024

Colorado Rapids 1-1 Nashville SC – 03/02/2024

Actual Salt Lake 3-0 LAFC – 03/02/2024

Portland Timbers 4-1 Colorado Rapids – 02/24/2024

LAFC 2-1 Seattle Sounders – 02/24/2024

Nation

TV channel/dwell stream

United Kingdom

Apple TV – MLS Season Move

United States

Apple TV – MLS Season Move

Canada

Apple TV +

Jasper Loffelsend

Jasper Loffelsend stays sidelined with a hamstring damage / Peter G. Aiken/GettyImages

The Rapids should make do with out Jasper Loffelsend because the midfielder remains to be recovering from a hamstring drawback. Becoming a member of Loffelsend on the therapy are Daniel Chacon and Connor Ronan, who’re each coping with respective knee accidents and are anticipated to be again within the combine in early Might.

Moise Bombito was the one Colorado participant to depart the membership for the March worldwide break. The 23-year-old was an unused sub in Canada‘s 2-0 overcome Trinidad and Tobago that noticed them qualify for this summer season’s Copa America for the primary time ever.

Colorado Rapids predicted lineup vs LAFC (4-2-3-1): Steffen; Rosenberry, Bombito, Maxso, Vines; Mihailovic, Larraz; Fernandez, Bassett, Lewis; Navarro.

Maxime Chanot

Maxime Chanot joins LAFC / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages

The Black and Gold made an addition to their backline by signing veteran center-back Maxime Chanot earlier this week. The 34-year-old joins the LAFC ranks after spending a bit over half a season with AC Ajaccio within the French Ligue 2. Chanot isn’t any stranger to MLS, as he managed 199 appearances from NYCFC from July 2016 – August 2023.

Tomas Angel’s groin damage retains him out of motion this weekend whereas Lorenzo Dellavalle is a doubt with a knee damage.

Omar Campos and Nathan Ordaz needs to be again in time from worldwide responsibility to make Cherundolo’s bench at Dick’s Sporting Items Park.

LAFC predicted lineup vs Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Lloris; Hollingshead, Murillo, Lengthy, Palencia; Tillman, Sanchez, Atuesta; Olivera, Bogusz, Bouanga.

All indicators are pointing to a highway win for the Black and Gold, as Cherundolo will hope that their comfy victory in opposition to Nashville will propel them right into a run of profitable type. Colorado are going by means of some rising pains below Armas, and LAFC will take full benefit by choosing up their third victory of the marketing campaign.

Bouanga, who captured the 2023 Golden Boot, will likely be on the double for LAFC as they climb into the highest 4 of the Western Convention earlier than the April 6 El Trafico with LA Galaxy.

Prediction: Colorado Rapids 0-2 LAFC

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