August is nearly over. Kids are heading back to school. Baseball season is winding down, while football season is ramping up. And the MLS playoffs are just around the corner.
After struggling earlier this month, the Sounders pulled off a thrilling Cascadia victory last weekend. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rapids are trying to get themselves out of a five-game losing streak. What can we expect out of this weekend's home match against our pot-smoking friends in the Centennial State? Let's examine key player match-ups and compare team stats to see if Seattle can finish the month on a high note (get it?).
Player / Injury Updates
The Rapids are coming to Seattle without captain Drew Moor, Shane O'Neill, and Jared Watts, while the Sounders do not appear to have any critical absences.
BREAKING NEWS: Chad Barrett has made it into the graphic! With 7 goals, he has the second most on the team, behind the 10 scored by Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. If any of you predicted that Barrett would find the back of the net so many times this season, go buy a lotto ticket right now.
The Rapids concede and score a lot of goals in the final 15 minutes of the game. The timing for the Sounders scoring goals and the Rapids conceding goals matches up pretty darn well.
Our forward duo is scoring again. We're playing at home after a thrilling road victory. Time to create some more GIFs like this for LikkitP!