For the first time since early August, the Colorado Rapids will welcome the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday with a chance to win back-to-back MLS games.
For the first time in seven matches, the Burgundy Boys won against Vancouver Whitecaps On Saturday , while the Quakes We’re thoroughly outscored by FC Cincinnati this past weekend.
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Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes Tips and Prediction
The Rapids got off to another slow start on Saturday, trailing 1-0 after just nine minutes. However, they responded well, scoring twice before the half ended and appearing at ease and in charge after the break.
The Rapids were outscored 10-1 in their previous three games played before last weekend, with one of those games ending in a 0-0 draw. Robin Fraser hasn’t seen much of that kind of resiliency from his players recently.
Two of the three goals they scored against the Caps were from open play, which is a positive development for this team as most of their opportunities before to Fraser’s arrival came from set-pieces.
They have only four games remaining in the regular season and are presently seven points behind Real Salt Lake for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference, so they have no time to enjoy their first domestic victory since August 6.
Colorado hasn’t lost in their last ten games against the Quakes at Dick’s Sporting Good Park, and they’ve won six straight MLS home games.
The Burgundy Boys have conceded 51 goals after 30 games, 16 more than they did in the regular season of 2021, and they have been even less effective offensively than a year ago, scoring just 41 goals so far, 10 fewer than they did in their previous campaign. When you thought the Earthquakes had solved their defensive issues, the Orange and Blue on Saturday showed their weaknesses along the backline.
The Goonies suffered their biggest lopsided loss since losing 7-1 to the Seattle Sounders in 2020, and after their loss last weekend, interim manager Alex Covelo described his team’s performance as disheartening and demoralizing.
San Jose is 13 points behind the team in the final playoff slot with seven teams to catch and only five games left, so another loss is not an option right now.
The Quakes have given up a ton of goals on the road, giving up 14 in their previous four games played as the visitors. They have only scored once in their last three away games.
The Goonies have faced the Burgundy Boys six times in the regular season, and while they have only won one of those games, they have managed to keep four of those games close.
The Burgundy Boys are by no means the most lethal offensive team in Major League Soccer, but the Quakes give so many obvious scoring chances, especially on the road, that you have to believe Colorado will eventually squander those opportunities.