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Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers 9/15/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Colorado Rapids takes on Portland Timbers on 9/15/2021.

Portland Timbers challenges Colorado Rapids in a Major League Soccer match. Colorado Rapids with a record of 12-6-4 this season comes into this game with a 6.0-2.0-3.0 record on the road. Portland Timbers is 10-3-10 this season and is 6.0-1.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Colorado Rapids and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Portland Timbers played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Portland Timbers and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Portland Timbers won and now turns their attention to Colorado Rapids at home in friendly territory.

The Colorado Rapids Roster

The Players to Watch for the Colorado Rapids

Keegan Rosenberry DF

Keegan Rosenberry has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Keegan Rosenberry has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Keegan Rosenberry has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Colorado Rapids teammates, Keegan Rosenberry had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Keegan Rosenberry has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Keegan Rosenberry has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Auston Trusty DF

As a shooter, Auston Trusty had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Auston Trusty had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Auston Trusty had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Auston Trusty has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Auston Trusty has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Auston Trusty has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Michael Barrios FW,MF

Michael Barrios has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Michael Barrios has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Michael Barrios had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Michael Barrios has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Michael Barrios has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Michael Barrios has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Danny Wilson DF

As a shooter, Danny Wilson had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Danny Wilson had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Danny Wilson has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Colorado Rapids teammates, Danny Wilson had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Danny Wilson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Danny Wilson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jack Price MF

As a shooter, Jack Price had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jack Price had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jack Price has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Colorado Rapids teammates, Jack Price had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jack Price has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jack Price has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The Portland Timbers Roster

The Players to Watch for the Portland Timbers

Dario Župarić DF

As a shooter, Dario Župarić had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Dario Župarić has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Dario Župarić had 19 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dario Župarić has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dario Župarić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dario Župarić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Yimmi Chará FW,MF

As a shooter, Yimmi Chará had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yimmi Chará had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Yimmi Chará had 15 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Portland Timbers teammates, Yimmi Chará had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Yimmi Chará has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yimmi Chará has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

José Van Rankin DF

José Van Rankin has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. José Van Rankin has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, José Van Rankin had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. José Van Rankin has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

José Van Rankin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. José Van Rankin has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Claudio Bravo DF

Claudio Bravo has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Claudio Bravo has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Claudio Bravo has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Claudio Bravo has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Claudio Bravo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Claudio Bravo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Diego Chará MF

Diego Chará has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Diego Chará has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Diego Chará had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Portland Timbers teammates, Diego Chará had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Diego Chará has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Diego Chará has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Colorado Rapids Team Stats

The Colorado Rapids Offensive Stats and Metrics

Colorado Rapids scored 1.36 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Colorado Rapids scored those goals off assists 74.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Colorado Rapids converted on 0.34 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Colorado Rapids attempts 4.0 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Colorado Rapids attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 31.2% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Colorado Rapids Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Colorado Rapids was able to hold opponents to 0.91 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.14 shots were saved by Colorado Rapids goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Colorado Rapids goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 78.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Colorado Rapids goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 40.9% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Colorado Rapids Utility Stats

Colorado Rapids tried 11.32 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Colorado Rapids in the top 78 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Colorado Rapids has successfully intercepted 13.36 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Colorado Rapids in the top 36 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Colorado Rapids has committed 13.09 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Colorado Rapids is in the top 63 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Colorado Rapids drew 8.64 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Colorado Rapids is in the top 92 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Colorado Rapids had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.68 times per 90 minutes of action. Colorado Rapids is in the top 52 percentile in offside calls against them.

Portland Timbers Team Stats

The Portland Timbers Offensive Stats and Metrics

Portland Timbers scored 1.22 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Portland Timbers scored those goals off assists 75.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.91 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Portland Timbers was able to score on 0.33 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Portland Timbers attempts 3.65 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Portland Timbers is able to get 29.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Portland Timbers Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Portland Timbers was able to hold opponents to 1.57 goals. Portland Timbers plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Portland Timbers goalkeepers fended off 4.87 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Portland Timbers goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.9% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Portland Timbers goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 26.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Portland Timbers Utility Stats

Portland Timbers tried 11.3 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Portland Timbers is in the top 78 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Portland Timbers has successfully intercepted 17.43 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Portland Timbers in the top 6 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Portland Timbers has committed 12.26 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Portland Timbers is in the top 47 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Portland Timbers drew 11.43 fouls. This puts Portland Timbers in the top 59 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Portland Timbers had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 0.96 times per 90 minutes of action. Portland Timbers is in the top 9 percentile in offside calls against them.

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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