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Behind Enemy Lines: Scouting Colorado Rapids

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FC Dallas heads to Commerce City, Colorado for the final game of their five-game road trip. Here's all you need to know about the Rapids.

Injury Report

OUT: D Axel Sjoberg (knee), M Juan Ramirez

Probable Lineup

Pablo Mastroeni is dealing with a relatively healthy squad right now and he'll trot out a 4-2-3-1.

Irwin; Riley, Burling, Moor, Burch; Cronin, Pittinari; Torres, Powers, Doyle; Solignac

Key Player

Gabriel Torres is by far the Rapids' most dangerous offensive player, scoring four the team's 11 goals. No one else on the team has more than one goal. He's also put 11 of this 30 shots this season on frame and with his four goals and two assists, has a hand in over half of the Rapid's goals. If the FCD defense can focus their efforts on locking down the Rapids' main man, a shutout is very possible.

Key Matchup

With Sjoberg out at central defense, FC Dallas is in dire need for offense and after a two-goal performance in the team's U.S. Open Cup matchup against Oklahoma City, Michael Barrios might've found the magic he's been searching for since signing with the team early on this season. Going against James Riley and Bobby Burling is no small task as the Rapids have only allowed 12 goals this season, but if any player is going to get FC Dallas off their scoring slide, Barrios might be that man.