Unlike FCD, Colorado isn't dealing with a ton of injuries right now.
Forward Edson Buddle is listed as out as he continues to rehab a right groin strain. Midfielder Nathan Sturgis is also out for this weekend's match as well with a right foot injury.
There are a couple question marks for Saturday's game as well. Defender Gale Abossoumonde is still recovering from a lower abdomen injury and forward Vicente Sanchez is close to returning from a right knee sprain.
Rapids' head coach - or master, rather - Pablo Masteroni will continue to use the classic 4-4-2 for his men.
Keys to Three Points
Close gaps in defensive-third. Although FCD was fighting a man down last Saturday, the midfield and defense can't allow the amount of room in the defensive-third that San Jose's Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi ripped. If FCD wants to get out of the slump, the backline has to shut down the Rapids early and not allow early looks on the frame.
Capitalize on set pieces. FCD saw early success in the season off set pieces. With an injured offense, every set piece must be well executed. Whether it's a free kick 30 yards out, a corner or a penalty (Yes, Fabian Castillo, a penalty), there's no excuse to not trouble Berner.
Continue to attack. When FCD begins stringing together passes in the midfield, sending the ball wide and working the ball upfront, good things happen. There can't be any lost focus with each possession. Play smart, play simple and take advantage of any open look outside and inside the 18.