Seattle ended Colorado’s season last year in the Western Conference finals. Seattle went on to win its first MLS Cup two weeks later over Toronto FC. Jordan Morris, who scored the winning goal in the playoff game here last year, is away with the U.S. men’s national team for the Gold Cup, as is midfielder Cristian Roldan. The Sounders (5-7-6 overall, 1-6-3 on the road) are tied for eighth place in the Western Conference, one spot ahead of Colorado.
Rapids: This is Colorado’s sixth game in 18 days (five MLS games and a U.S. Open Cup match). Center backs Axel Sjoberg (hamstring) and Bobby Burling (foot) are out. The Rapids traditionally play at home on the Fourth of July and haven’t lost on Independence Day since 2012, going 2-0-2 since then.