As kickoff for the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake clash in Utah approaches, we have the starting lineups for you.
There was some mention in our projected eleven that the left wing spot was up for grabs for Colorado. Coach Pablo Mastroeni’s choice is what we predicted, with Dominique Badji getting the start.
The surprising change in the Rapids lineup is the benching of Marlon Hairston, one of the main protagonists in the last few weeks. Marco Pappa will be starting on the wing in his place.
This is Colorado’s lineup now:
Colorado Rapids 4-2-3-1
Goalkeeper: Tim Howard
Defense (left to right): Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller
Midfield: Sam Cronin, Dillon Powers, Shkelzen Gashi
Forwards: Marco Pappa, Kevin Doyle, Dominique Badji
Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando
Defense (left to right): Demar Phillips, Justen Glad, Jamison Olave, Chris Wingert
Midfield: Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman, Luke Mulholland
Forwards: Joao Plata, Yura Movsisyan, Juan Manuel Martinez