Major League Soccer: Colorado Rapids overcomes Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

DENVER. Colorado Rapids was able to turn the table against Vancouver Whitecaps.


DENVER. Colorado Rapids succeeded in turn the table against Vancouver Whitecaps. It was Vancouver Whitecaps to score first with a goal from B. White. However, later Colorado Rapids found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with G. Zardes (21′), D. Rubio (33′) and J. Lewis (75′).

The match was played at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium in Denver on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Stott with the assistance of Cameron Blanchard and Mike Rottersman. The 4th official was Michael Radchuk. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.8 degrees Celsius or 49.62 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Colorado Rapids was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Vancouver Whitecaps that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Vancouver Whitecaps was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Colorado Rapids found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Colorado Rapids shot 23 times, 4 on target, 19 off target. On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Colorado Rapids. On the opposite side, Vancouver Whitecaps received 2 yellow cards (R. Veselinovic and A. Schopf).

After this contest, Colorado Rapids will have 33 points to stay in the 11th place. On the opposite side, Vancouver Whitecaps will stay with 34 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 9'

    B. White

    R. Veselinovic

  • 21'

    G. Zardes

  • 32'

    R. Veselinovic

  • 33'

    D. Rubio (Penalty)

  • 52'

    A. Schopf

  • 63'

    L. Martins

    M. Godinho

  • 64'

    C. Dajome

    A. Schopf

  • 67'

    M. Barrios

    S. Nicholson

  • 68'

    J. Price

    F. Gutierrez

  • 73'

    L. Owusu

    R. Teibert

  • 75'

    J. Lewis

  • 78'

    M. Alves da Silva

    J. Lewis

  • 78'

    G. Vallecilla

    L. Abubakar

  • 82'

    T. Ricketts

    R. Veselinovic

  • 83'

    R. Raposo

    J. Brown

  • 84'

    D. Yapi

    D. Rubio

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Colorado Rapids will host SJ Earthquakes on the 15th of September with a 15-9 head to head stats in favor of SJ Earthquakes (14 draws).

Vancouver Whitecaps will host LA Galaxy on the 15th of September with a 15-9 head to head record in favor of LA Galaxy (7 draws).

Colorado Rapids: Formation and Lineups

Colorado Rapids started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Robin Fraser chose to play with the following team: William Yarbrough (6.8), Keegan Rosenberry (6.8), Lalas Abubakar (6.4), Danny Wilson (7.4), Lucas Esteves (6.2), Bryan Acosta (7.4), Felipe Gutiérrez (8.4), Sam Nicholson (6.5), Diego Rubio (6.9), Jonathan Lewis (8.1) and Gyasi Zardes (7.9).


Colorado Rapids made 5 changes: S. Nicholson for M. Barrios (67′), F. Gutierrez for J. Price (68′), J. Lewis for M. Alves da Silva (78′), L. Abubakar for G. Vallecilla (78′) and D. Rubio for D. Yapi (84′).

Top player: Felipe Gutiérrez

The player who no doubt impressed Colorado Rapids the most was Felipe Gutiérrez even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.4) with 36 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Formation and Lineups

Vancouver Whitecaps started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Vanni Sartini played with: Cody Cropper (5.8), Javain Brown (6.8), Ranko Veselinović (5.9), Tristan Blackmon (6.8), Marcus Godinho (6.2), Andrés Cubas (6.4), Julian Gressel (6.4), Alessandro Schöpf (6.4), Russell Teibert (6.8), Pedro Vite (6.7) and Brian White (7.3).


Vancouver Whitecaps made 5 changes: A. Schopf for C. Dajome (64′), M. Godinho for L. Martins (64′), R. Teibert for L. Owusu (73′), R. Veselinovic for T. Ricketts (82′) and J. Brown for R. Raposo (83′).

Top player: Brian White

The player who no doubt impressed Vancouver Whitecaps the most was Brian White.

His rating is (7.3) with 1 goal, 17 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 13.

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