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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids (2-4-6) at Atlanta United FC (5-4-3)

The Colorado Rapids earned its first points and scored its first goals against Atlanta United FC in the last meeting in March 2022, a 3-0 home win. Atlanta United FC had won the first three meetings between the sides by a combined score of 5-0, including a pair of 1-0 home wins in 2017 and 2019.

Atlanta United FC has lost four straight matches in all competitions for the second time in club history after doing so across the Concacaf Champions League and MLS is Back group stage in 2020. The Five Stripes have never lost five straight matches across all competitions in the club’s history.

The Colorado Rapids are unbeaten in six straight away matches in all competitions (W3 D3) including winning the last two on the road. This equals the longest road unbeaten streak in club history, along with a six-match run in July-September 2021.

Juan Jose Purata scored his seventh MLS goal in Atlanta United FC’s defeat to Charlotte FC on Saturday with all seven coming on headers. Purata’s seven headed goals are most by any MLS player since 2010 without scoring a goal with any other body part.

After recording just one goal contribution (assist) in his first 10 MLS appearances, Connor Ronan has contributed to all four Colorado Rapids goals over the team’s last two league matches (1 goal, 3 assists).

World Elite Syndicate

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