Rapids opposes record-breaking Sounders auction
Posted On July 4, 2021
The Seattle Sounders will look to equal a Major League Soccer record when they face the Colorado Rapids on Sunday in Commerce City, Colo.
Seattle (7-0-4, 25 points) remains the only undefeated team in MLS and can tie the league record for most consecutive games unbeaten early in the season.
The 12-game mark was set by then-Kansas City Wiz in 2000 (10-0-2) and tied by Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996 (10-0-2) and 2010 (10-0-2). ) along with Real Salt Lake in 2014 (6-0-6).
“It should definitely be an exciting game. The house is sold out for the first time in a long time and against the best team in the league,” said Rapids coach Robin Fraser. “We haven’t played in front of a full crowd here for a long time so it will be exciting for the team.
“We play with the best team in the league. Either you take on these challenges or you don’t, then that’s a big deal for us.”
The Rapids (5-3-1, 16 points) ended a two-game winning streak with a 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City on June 23.
“The good thing is we have another home test against the best team in the league right now, Seattle, so honestly that can’t happen soon enough,” said Colorado midfielder Cole Bassett.
The Sounders are led by Raul Ruidiaz, who came in second in MLS on Saturday with nine goals. They are emerging from a 2-2 home draw against Vancouver last Saturday in which they allowed their first goals of the season in a free game after a league record 949 minutes without conceding one.
“I’m a guy who hates to lose and it’s a loss,” Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said. “I mean, a tie is like a loss. But, you know, are we losing points at home? Yeah, you can say that. felt in their instinct it was once again some lost points at home. “
The Rapids have won their last two meetings with Seattle, both at home.
– Field level media