Our prediction for this MLS match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids will be looking to retain their spot in top eight when they take on Los Angeles FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids impressed in the 5-0 win over San Jose, but Los Angeles are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. The visitors proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake, and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the Rapids.
Even though influential attacker Carlos Vela remains in the recovery room, share of spoils is on the cards. In Vela’s absence, experienced attacker Bradley Wright-Phillips will lead the line for the visitors. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the horizon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The likes of Blackmon and Traore are sidelined with injury for the visitors as well, while Ford, Jackson, and Namil remain in the recovery room for the home team.