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Three matchups to watch when the Sounders travel to the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday

The Seattle Sounders are visiting the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday (6:30 p.m. PT; Watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) in their second and final meeting of the season. Here are three matchups to watch.

Alex Roldan vs. Andrew Gutman

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Alex Roldan serves as a major threat to opposition with his ability to contribute in both the attack and in crucial defensive moments. His consistent efforts on offense finally came to fruition on Saturday, when he scored the tying goal for the Rave Green in the team's match against FC Dallas. He’ll likely go up against left fullback Andrew Gutman. The Rapids acquired Gutman from Atlanta United in early July during the transfer window. Prior to joining the Rapids, Gutman tallied three goals and five assists for the Atlanta squad this year. 

Nicolás Lodeiro vs. Cole Bassett

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Nicolás Lodeiro has been a vital piece to the Sounders midfield since his arrival in 2016. He currently leads the team in assists (10) and key passes (51) this season. Lodeiro will likely face Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett. Bassett was recently named to Team of the Matchday for Matchday 32 after scoring the game winner for the Rapids from a set-piece header.

Jordan Morris vs. Andreas Maxsø

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Jordan Morris is considered one of the main components in the Sounders attack. He’s been the top goal-scorer for the Rave Green all season with 10 goals to show for. He will likely go head-to-head with center back Andreas Maxsø. It’s the Denmark National Team player’s first season with the Colorado squad, after signing with the team back in January.

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