Once again, the LA Galaxy will be presented with the seemingly insurmountable task of earning some points on the road as they take a trip to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to face a Colorado Rapids side basking in the glow of a three game win streak.
After Wednesday night's MLS All-Star Game which featured Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni, players Drew Moor and Sam Cronin, and their home stadium, Colorado will be hoping that some of their star players can come up big once again against a Galaxy side gearing up for the addition of some serious firepower.
Along with Gyasi Zardes, Omar Gonzalez, and Alan Gordon returning from national team duty, it remains possible that new DP signing Giovani dos Santos could be available for selection. Whether or not the injury he picked up while with the Mexican National Team during the Gold Cup is serious enough to keep him sidelined for a while is still unknown, but it sure would be fun to see him on the field this weekend.
However, despite the addition of some firepower, the Galaxy will be down their starting goalkeeper. Since LA and Jaime Penedo have mutually parted ways, it looks like Brian Rowe will once again be thrust into a starting role. The young goalkeeper will have the benefit of the last couple weeks of experience under his belt, as well as the return of Omar Gonzalez and his commanding presence.
When these two teams last met, it took an Alan Gordon off-the-bench Special to salvage a point for the Galaxy at the StubHub Center in a 1-1 draw. This edition might not be quite as cagey. The Rapids' winning streak means they're finally scoring goals, and the Galaxy's attack has been absolutely on fire with the exception of last week's head-scratcher in Houston.
So what do you think, internet? Will it be the second night this week of fireworks in Denver, or will the Galaxy lay another egg away from home?