Colorado Rapids will face Los Angeles Galaxy in their first game of MLS playoffs

After finishing with the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids earned a first-round bye for the MLS playoffs and have been waiting to find out who they would play in their first game.

Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni gives thumbs up to fans as he enters Dick's Sporting Goods Park during the matchup against Philadelphia Union on May 28, 2016. Rapids tie 1-1. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)sports; denver rapids; soccer; dicks sporting goods park; commerce city; jessica taves; denverite; denver; colorado
Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni gives thumbs up to fans as he enters Dick's Sporting Goods Park during the matchup against Philadelphia Union on May 28, 2016. Rapids tie 1-1. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite) sports; denver rapids; soccer; dicks sporting goods park; commerce city; jessica taves; denverite; denver; colorado
Pablo Mastroeni’s club will face the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Playoffs. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)

After finishing with the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids earned a first-round bye for the MLS playoffs and have been waiting to find out who they would play in their first game.

Now they know. On Sunday, the No. 2 seed Rapids will face the No. 3 seed Los Angeles Galaxy.

The teams will play two games in the Western Conference Semifinals to determine who advances. The first game is Sunday in Los Angeles, and the second game is Nov. 6 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance.

The Rapids and the Galaxy played three times during the regular season. Colorado won the first one, while the second and third matches were ties.

The start of Sunday’s game has yet to be announced. You can get tickets here.

 

 

Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food.