The Colorado Rapids’ 5-Zero win over Actual Salt Lake on Saturday used to be a very long time coming. Greater than six months, to be extra particular.
Colorado hadn’t received an MLS sport since long ago on March 7, their ultimate sport earlier than the league suspended play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The membership have been passed a troublesome workforce on the MLS is Again Event and collected only one level and their first 4 video games again in Segment 1 of go back to play resulted with 3 attracts and a loss.
Regardless of the barren run and not using a win, head trainer Robin Fraser remained upbeat and noticed his aspect pick out up a commanding win over RSL to transport again in a favorable route.
“I believe when you take a look at the ultimate 4 video games, we in truth performed beautiful neatly and put ourselves able to win the ones video games,” Fraser instructed newshounds on a digital press convention on Tuesday. “Clearly we hadn’t (received) within the first 3, however the performances have been just right. The crew has been enjoying higher as an entire and issues got here in combination at the weekend.”
Colorado’s attacking outburst noticed Diego Rubio rating a brace whilst talisman Younes Namli picked up two assists.
“The result’s great, everybody likes how the scoreline appears however for us throughout the membership, we focal point at the efficiency,” Fraser stated. “Extra occasions than now not, when you get the efficiency proper you’ll get the outcome proper. I don’t suppose we’ve talked concerning the rating, we’ve talked concerning the efficiency. That must be our focal point.”
The Rapids now flip their focal point to FC Dallas on Wednesday night time (8:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in america; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada), a crew additionally coming off a contention win with an encouraging efficiency. Dallas noticed previous the Houston Dynamo 2-1 with targets from key new signings Andres Ricuarte and Franco Jara.
“Dallas is an excessively proficient crew, a just right crew,” Fraser stated. “They have got a large number of guns and including [Ricaurte] strengthens them much more. We must be cognizant of the entire tactics they may be able to harm us as we cross into the sport.”