It’s been an uplifting season for the Colorado Rapids in 2021, as the team coached by Robin Fraser sit second in the west with 41 points, just one point out of first place. On the other hand, the LA Galaxy, one of MLS flagship teams, has had an up and down season.
It won’t be an easy task for Greg Vanney’s men who have lost 4 straight against the Rapids and since 2018 are unbeaten in six matches against the 5-time MLS Cup champions. The Rapids have only lost 4 times this season while the Galaxy have lost double that number.
The Galaxy will welcome back Chicharito Hernández, who started 2021 on a high note, scoring goals at will but injuries have derailed what many considered an MVP season. For the Galaxy this match is a way to prove that they are more than a one trick pony and need to be taken seriously this season.
Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy: Match Information
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM (ET)
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Colorado
Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy: Times by State in the US
ET: 3:30 PM
CT: 2:30 PM
MT: 1:30 PM
PT: 12:30 PM
Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy: Storylines
In their last 27 games it’s split down the middle with the Colorado Rapids having won 11 and the Galaxy winning 11 as well. Both coaches were teammates back in the early days of MLS playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy, so they are very familiar with each other.
The Rapids enter the match unbeaten in seven straight matches, winners of 5, it is the longest run without a loss since 2019, an amazing job considering Robin Fraser has one of the tightest budgets in all of MLS, the Rapids have only 1 DP on their roster. It truly has been a workhorse team effort this season.
For the Galaxy, it’s all about the return of Chicharito, who started on fire in 2021 but now after a long period of injury will be tasked to ignite a rather bland Galaxy team without him.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy in the U.S.
The 2021 MLS Week 24 game between Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy, can be viewed on Saturday on Univision, TUDN, Twitter, and DAZN in the United States.
Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy: Prediction and Odds
The Rapids are favorites in this match with -115, while the Galaxy are paying out an even +300. A draw in the Mile High State is paying out +285.
* Odds Provided by DraftKings