For the Colorado Rapids and the New York City FC, the turnaround from Thursday night's All-Star Game to the restart of the MLS season is a quick one.
The teams meet Saturday in Yankee Stadium in a match with plenty at stake for each. Colorado (10-2-8) is three points in back of MLS overall leader Dallas for first place in the Western Conference, while NYCFC (9-7-6) owns first place in the Eastern Conference.
It's the first and only meeting of the teams this year and just the second all-time. They played to a scoreless draw last March just outside of Denver.
It will be a striking contrast of styles to boot. NYCFC is known for its offense, having scored 35 goals on the season, and the Rapids are a defensive-minded club as they have conceded only 14 goals. >> Read more