DENVER. Colorado Rapids conquers Seattle Sounders 1-0 after J. Lewis scored just 1 goal (50′). Seattle Sounders lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium in Denver on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Timothy Ford with the help of Jeremy Hanson and Ian Anderson. The 4th official was Chris Ruska. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 11.4 degrees Celsius or 52.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Seattle Sounders was in firm control of the ball 60% while Colorado Rapids was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Seattle Sounders was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Colorado Rapids managed to find the solution to win this encounter.
Colorado Rapids shot 18 times, 4 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Seattle Sounders shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.
Colorado Rapids received 2 yellow cards (K. Rosenberry and B. Acosta). On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders received 2 yellow cards (O. Vargas and Y. Gomez).
After this match, Colorado Rapids will have 18 points to move up in the 16th place. On the other side, Seattle Sounders will stay with 13 points like Columbus Crew and SJ Earthquakes to move up in the 24th place.
L. Alves Chu Franco
M. Alves da Silva
Seattle Sounders will host Vancouver Whitecaps on the 1st of May with a 16-8 head to head statistic in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).
Colorado Rapids: Formation and Lineups
Colorado Rapids started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Robin Fraser chose to play with the following team: William Yarbrough , Lalas Abubakar , Danny Wilson , Keegan Rosenberry , Steven Beitashour , Jack Price , Bryan Acosta , Anthony Markanich , Mark-Anthony Kaye , Diego Rubio and Michael Barrios .
Colorado Rapids made 5 changes: M. Kaye for J. Lewis (40′), B. Acosta for C. Warner (80′), M. Barrios for N. Mezquida (81′), D. Rubio for M. Alves da Silva (90′) and J. Price for G. Vallecilla (90′).
Top player: Jack Price
Probably the most impressive player in Colorado Rapids was Jack Price even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 44 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 6 crosses.
Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups
Seattle Sounders started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
On the other side, Brian Schmetzer played with: Stefan Frei , Yeimar Gómez Andrade , Xavier Arreaga , Jackson Ragen , Kelyn Rowe , Obed Vargas , Albert Rusnák , Nouhou Tolo , Cristian Roldán , Raúl Ruidíaz and Jordan Morris .
Seattle Sounders made 5 changes: Y. Gomez for L. Alves Chu Franco (58′), X. Arreaga for J. Medranda (73′), K. Rowe for F. Montero (73′), O. Vargas for J. Atencio (80′) and J. Morris for W. Bruin (80′).
Top player: Jackson Ragen
Probably the most impressive player in Seattle Sounders was Jackson Ragen.
His rating iswith 77 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
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