The Colorado Rapids host Real Salt Lake on Saturday in an MLS Western Conference match. Colorado is fourth in the conference table at 10-4-4 on 34 points with a goal difference of +9. Colorado picked up all three points on the road with a 2-1 victory over LA Galaxy on Tuesday. The victory moved Colorado to within one point of 3rd place LA and four points behind second place Sporting Kansas City.
Colorado has three wins, one draw and one loss in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored six goals and allowed five. Colorado's back line and goalkeeper have two clean sheets in the last four matches played. Michael Barrios is the leading goal scorer for Colorado with five and Andre Shinyashiki has scored four. Jack Price is the leader in assists with six.
Real Salt Lake is fifth in the conference table at 7-6-6 on 27 points with a goal difference of +8. Real Salt Lake is coming off a 2-1 victory at home over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday. Justin Meram opened the scoring for Real Salt Lake in the 6th minute and Anderson Julio scored the winner in the 88th minute to give all three points to the hosts.
Real Salt Lake has two wins, one draw and two losses in its most recent five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored five goals and conceded five. Real Salt Lake has been held scoreless in two of its last five matches. Damir Kreilach is the leading goal scorer for Real Salt Lake with eight and Rubio Rubin has scored five. Aaron Herrera is the leader in assists with five.