How To Watch and Match Preview: Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas

A crucial showdown in Major League Soccer puts Dallas' defensive skills to the test against Colorado's offensive prowess
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FC Dallas gears up for a massive challenge as they head into the daunting territory of the Colorado Rapids, aiming to reignite their success. With the match set for Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, anticipation is high and tensions are palpable.

The broadcast will be available on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV, with options for commentary in both English and Spanish. For English-speaking fans, Eric Krakauer and Jalil Anibaba will handle the play-by-play, while Francisco X. Rivera and Diego Arrioja will provide Spanish commentary. Additionally, listeners can tune in to the FC Dallas app or Talk Radio 1190AM for English coverage, with Sam Hale leading pre and post-match analysis, supported by experienced broadcasters Owen Newkirk and Steve Davis. In Spanish, Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will provide commentary directly through the FC Dallas app.

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The clash promises to be intense, with statistics indicating a closely contested match. While the historical record between the two teams reflects balance, the current situation reveals significant disparities. FC Dallas, with a record of 1-4-2 (5 points, 13th in the West), faces off against the Colorado Rapids, who boast a record of 3-2-3 (12 points, 5th in the West).

One of the main storylines surrounding this matchup revolves around FC Dallas' defensive identity. After a shaky start, the team seems to have rediscovered its defensive solidity in 2024. Two consecutive games without conceding goals show encouraging signs of improvement, although the results haven't been spectacular. However, the offensive question remains unresolved. With only six goals scored so far, Dallas ranks as one of the least prolific teams in the Western Conference, a notable contrast to their usual offensive efficiency.

Colorado Rapids emerge as a formidable challenge. Under the new leadership of MLS veteran Chris Armas, and bolstered by significant additions like Djordje Mihailovic and Zack Steffen, the team has appeared rejuvenated and determined to make their mark in the competition. Furthermore, their recent performance has been impressive, accumulating seven points out of a possible nine in the last three games. This combination of factors presents a tough test for FC Dallas, especially considering their recent history of disappointing results on Colorado soil.