Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy Round Two: Keys To The Win

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Defense remains a top priority against a high scoring L.A. Galaxy.

The Colorado Rapids defense has come up huge in the past two games.  They have given up only two goals total in the past two matches.  The single goal that was given up in the August 4th, 2018 game against the Galaxy was given up on a miscommunication between defenders Kortne Ford and Tommy Smith.  The single goal scored by the San Jose Earthquakes on the August 11th was scored on a penalty kick after Kortne Ford was called for unsporting behavior.

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Miscommunication and penalty kicks aside the defense has been spectacular.  Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been a wall with eight saves over the last two games and Kortne Ford had a nice play to break up a scoring opportunity before it became Howard’s problem in the game against the Galaxy.

The Colorado Rapids are going to need their defense working together to keep the ball out of the next for a second game against these high scoring Galaxy players.  This game will be on the road and the home crowd will not be on our side  this time.  The defense is going to have a lot of work ahead of them but I know they will be up to the challenge.