Colorado Rapids: Best-rated starting XI of 2019 season

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COMMERCE CITY, CO – AUGUST 03: Kei Kamara #23 of the Colorado Rapids, center left, celebrates with teammates after scoring a hat trick against the Montreal Impact at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 3, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

With the 2019 MLS season in the books, MLS Multiplex is taking a look at the best XI that each team was able to put out during the 2019 campaign. We now move into the Western Conference, starting with the Colorado Rapids.

The Colorado Rapids failed to qualify for the playoffs once again and have now only made it into the postseason in one of the last six seasons, doing so back in 2016.

This year, although the Rapids improved on the 11th place in the West, where they had finished in both of the previous two seasons, they could only manage to finish the campaign in ninth, having won just 12 games all year.

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Since the Rapids won the MLS Cup in 2010, they have failed to make it past the Conference Finals, with this year adding to that wait. However, despite the poor results, there were still some good performers in the Colorado squad, but who makes their best XI? (Ratings from WhoScored)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 6: Tim Howard #1 of Colorado Rapids during Los Angeles FC’s MLS match against Sporting Kansas City at the Banc of California Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles FC won the match 3-1 (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper

Tim Howard (6.47)

In his final season as a professional goalkeeper, Tim Howard appeared 25 times for the Colorado Rapids, keeping five clean sheets in the process.

The USMNT star began his career in 1998 when he was signed for the MetroStars. After six campaigns with the club, he made the move to England, where he played for Manchester United and Everton over a 13-year spell.

After making the move back to MLS in 2016, he took over the No.1 spot in Colorado and has gone on to play a century of games for the club before retiring at the end of the campaign.

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