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Live Blog: LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids

CARSON, CA - JUNE 22: Ema Boateng #24 of Los Angeles Galaxy battles Michael Azira #22 of Colorado Rapidsduring Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS match against Colorado Rapids at the StubHub Center on June 22, 2016 in Carson, California. The match ended in a 0-0 tie (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Bruce Arena’s LA Galaxy take on Pablo Mastroeni’s Colorado Rapids in a Major League Soccer Western Conference contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. The match preview, from MLSSoccer.com.

  • The Galaxy extended their undefeated streak to eight games in league play with a second consecutive draw, coming back for a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center. Giovani dos Santos recorded an assist for a third consecutive contest, while Steven Gerrard had one for a second game in a row.
  • ​​Marlon Hairston and Dominique Badji scored goals – for Hairston, his third in the last four matches – as the Rapids rebounded from their first loss in 16 MLS games with a 2-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • ​The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Marco Pappa scored the game’s lone goal five minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Rapids the victory March 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; the teams reached a scoreless draw June 22 at StubHub Center.
  • The Rapids’ win in the first meeting ended a four-game Galaxy undefeated streak alive in the series. It also ended a two-game Galaxy winning streak in Commerce City.
  • ​The last Rapids win at StubHub Center came in 2013. The Galaxy won 6-0 there in 2014 – the largest-ever victory in the all-time series; the teams have reached draws in the last two Carson meetings.

REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Atkins; 4th: Ricardo Salazar
MLS Career: 73 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 21; pens: 16

SUSPENDED: LA: Jeff Larentowicz (through Aug. 14)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: COL: Shkelzen Gashi
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: LA: A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres … COL: Axel Sjoberg, Jared Watts, Jermaine Jones, Eric Miller
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (69 meetings): Galaxy 35 wins (2 shootout), 108 goals … Rapids 25 wins (1 shootout), 78 goals … Ties 9
AT LA (34 meetings): Galaxy 23 wins (1 shootout), 67 goals … Rapids 7 wins (1 shootout), 31 goals … Ties 4

2016 (MLS)
3/12: COL 1, LA 0 (Pappa 95+)
6/22: LA 0, COL 0

  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Marco Pappa scored the game’s lone goal five minutes into second-half stoppage time to give the Rapids the victory March 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; the teams reached a scoreless draw June 22 at StubHub Center.
  • The Rapids win in the first meeting ended a four-game Galaxy undefeated streak alive in the series. It also ended a two-game Galaxy winning streak in Commerce City.
  • The last Rapids win at StubHub Center came in 2013. The Galaxy won 6-0 there in 2014 – the largest-ever victory in the all-time series; the teams have reached draws in the last two Carson meetings.
  • Coaches record: Pablo Mastroeni vs. LA: P7 W2 L3 D2 … Bruce Arena vs. COL: P31 W17 L9 D5


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