MLS Action at Yankee Stadium – New York face Colorado Rapids
League Leaders NYC host COLO at Yankee Stadium – Monday – kick-off at 12:00am GMT.
Monday’s clash at Yankee Stadium- sees eleventh placed COLO, travel to first-placed NYC in the MLS.
Maintaining their position as League leaders will be New York’s primary goal going into this meeting
NYC must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Minnesota United at Allianz Field.
Also, League leaders NYC keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last eight meetings is astonishing this season. 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League.
Given COLO’s form at this time, it will be a significant challenge for them to overturn NYC’s home record. They have won six fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game so far this season. The prospects of a positive result for COLO are concerning for the visitors.
The League leaders have set the bar high, so only a win will be acceptable for New York, especially if they are to maintain their position and keep the momentum to win the League.
Colorado Rapids go into this game with 18 points secured
Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what COLO need now, after their loss to Nashville SC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so five losses in nine meetings would not make this a successful season for COLO. Now they have 0 matches won, 0 games lost and 0 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eleventh place, with a total of 18 points.
COLO have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn one game and lost five games of their six League matches away from home this season.
Victory for Colorado Rapids would take their points tally to 21 so far this season.
New York v Colorado Rapids – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels NYC and COLO have faced each other times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in NYC’s favour (3 – 0). In addition, NYC have tasted victory in three of the previous five matches played against COLO. The last time both teams met in this competition was July 2019 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Colorado Rapids.
Players to watch
For NYC, Cody Nobles has netted in 13 League games this season, while Abraham scored in 14 League fixtures this campaign for COLO.
Other standout players for NYC are Luis Eduardo and Sean with respectively and for COLO are Clinton and William Paul with respectively.