Colorado Rapids Still Seeking First-ever Point At Portland Timbers, But Don’t Call It “a Litmus Test” |


The Mile High Club has failed to record a positive result since the Rapids and Portland Timbers met in Portland for the first time back in June of 2011, when the Rapids prevailed 1-0 on the back of an extra-time goal from defender Drew Moor . Not only have Colorado failed to achieve a result over that time span, the Rapids havent even scored a single goal in Portland in over three years, losing by a combined 5-0 scoreline in their last three trips to Oregon. But heres the silver lining: A year ago almost to the day, the Rapids recorded their first-ever positive result at CenturyLink Field, earning a 1-1 draw at Seattle, helping propel them to a big second-half run that ended with a trip to the postseason. Could a similarly uplifting result be on the horizon for Friday nights latest trip to the Rose City (11 pm ET, NBCSN, live stream on )? The Rapids certainly hope so. Its a big test, Moor told this week about Fridays match. Weve got to go in with confidence and weve got to go in and do everything we can to get three points. Its never an easy place to play, turf, its a small field, its a good atmosphere. Litmus test, maybe, but three points on the table that we want to go get. The Rapids will be without a huge chunk of their midfield as Vicente Sanchez and Nick LaBrocca are suspended, and Jose Mari is out with an ankle sprain as well.
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