Colorado Rapids vs DC United
|Date & Time||Saturday July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
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DC United have been graced with the presence of English superstar, Wayne Rooney. Since the addition of the Manchester United legend, DC United have looked much improved and they will look to convert that into results as they take on the Colorado Rapids at Audi Field in the nation's capital. Both Colorado and DC will enter this match with the intentions of winning so I am expecting a great game of soccer.
DC United lost to the New York Red Bulls midweek and while the result was disappointing, it was not a bad performance. The team managed to dominate large amounts of the game and were unlucky to not get a point. This time around, DC United will look to win. The team needs to use Wayne Rooney in a more central and attacking role so the striker can threaten the opposition goal. Against the Red Bulls, Rooney was forced to track back and go wide to get the ball which limited his game. It is important that the rest of DC United provide service for Wayne Rooney so he can score goals.
As far as the Colorado Rapids are concerned, this is a great chance to win a game away from home. The Rapids sit near the bottom of the Western Conference but if they managed to win more games rather than draw, they would be further up the ladder. The issue with Colorado has been their ability to finish off teams and win games. This has cost them and it must improve if they are to win against DC United. The Rapids are flirting with the bottom of the Western Conference ladder so they need to get some points to avoid embarrassment.
I am going to predict that this game ends in a draw. The Colorado Rapids are the better team in terms of quality but I think the addition of Wayne Rooney and the home crowd will be enough to get DC United a much-needed point. Neither team will complain if the result is a draw so that is the result I am expecting.