The Colorado Rapids sit at fourth in the Western Conference coming off the two-week international break.
They have scored the fourth-most goals in all of MLS and have the third-lowest goals against in the Western Conference. They are right in the heat of things as they enter the second quadrant of the season — and they feel quite good about it.
“The break has been good in many ways,” head coach Robin Fraser said. “But we are obviously chomping at the bit to get back to playing and looking forward to the game.”
On Saturday, the Rapids head to Cincinnati to face last-place FC Cincinnati in brand-new TQL Stadium, which hosted its first home game back in May. But this will be the first time all of the restrictions will be lifted and they are expecting a close to full capacity crowd.
“It’s going to be a difficult game,” Fraser said. “Brand new venue, I’m sure there will be lots of excitement about it. And in spite of Cincinnati’s record so far they have a very good team with lots of really good players.”
MLS calls it the international break, but there wasn’t much of a break happening for the Rapids. The team still trained on its typical schedule during the week and only had a couple of weekends off.
“We had time off but it was not to lose focus on what we’ve done so far this season and want to continue where we left off,” Cole Bassett said. “For us it was about focusing hard for these two weeks and getting the most out of the training we…