Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-07 18:55:32 –
Minnesota United made it to the Western Conference finals last season, but stands as the only MLS team that has yet to score points for a Saturday night match against Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, Colorado.
The results were also disappointing as Runes (0-3-0, 0 points) surpassed 7-1, including losing to the Seattle Sounders 4-0 at the start of the season in the West Final rematch.
A deeper hole was dug by the subsequent defeat of one goal to Real Salt Lake and the expansion of Austin FC.
“I know we need to improve our results, but the season is long and we have 31 games left?” Said midfielder Hassani Dotson. “That is, we have a long season before us, but we know we need to start getting results right away.”
Colorado (1-1-1, 4 points) won their first victory last Sunday when they defeated Vancouver Whitecaps in Sundi, Utah 1-0.
Forward Diego Rubio scored with a free kick in the 26th minute and the tally held up.
The contest is also a rematch of last season’s first round playoff game, where Rapids lost to Minnesota United 3-0.
“Obviously 90 minutes to go, it’s just a game, but there’s something else,” defender Auston Trusty said of Runes’ play. “There is a lot of hunger and it hurts when you lose to them in the playoffs, you know.”
Colorado also has the problem of scoring with only two goals so far. Forward Andresin Yashiki has another tally.
Robin Fraser hasn’t caught up with the inability to find the other side of the net.
“This is another opportunity for us to get better and hopefully score three points at home,” Fraser said of the match.
Meanwhile, midfielder Robin Lod is the only player to score a goal at Minnesota United.
Adrian Heath feels it’s only a matter of time before Runes turns things around.
“We have identified specific areas that we think we can improve, but ultimately we need to make everyone healthy and healthy,” Heath said. “But we know that no one brings a magic wand. We continue to work hard in the field of training, identify what we think is wrong, and identify it. Needs to be fixed. “
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