(Live Stream#) Live stream: Charlotte v Colorado 15/04/2023
Since beating Orlando City 2-1 on March 18, Christian Lattanzio's side played out consecutive draws before they were beaten by Real Salt Lake last weekend despite taking the lead. Karol Swiderski opened the scoring in the 27th minute, but second-half strikes from Real Salt Lake's Pablo Ruiz, Anderson Julio and Jefferson Savarino condemned Charlotte to a 3-1 away defeat. Montreal Impact are the only side in the MLS that has conceded more goals this season than Charlotte, who have shipped 14 in their seven league games, which will concern Lattanzio. Colorado could be the perfect opponent for a Charlotte side looking to claim their first clean sheet of the season, as the only previous competitive meeting between the two teams ended in a goalless draw in April last year. After beginning the campaign with three draws and three defeats in their opening six games, Colorado finally secured their first win of the season at the seventh time asking.
After undergoing back surgery in January, Kristijan Kahlina is yet to feature this season, and he is unlikely to return in time for Saturday's encounter. Derrick Jones dropped down to the bench for the defeat to Real Salt Lake, but he could return to the Charlotte midfield this weekend. As for Colorado, they are unable to call upon the injured duo of Moises Bombito and Jack Price, while there are doubts over the availability of Cole Bassett and Braian Galvan. Steven Beitashour could come into the side to replace Andreas Maxso, who is set to miss out after being stretchered off with a head injury last weekend.