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Switchbacks pregame: Rapids loanee Perez starts in midfield

By: Joe Paisley
April 29, 2017 Updated: April 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm

With midfielders Luke Vercollone (ankle) and Chris James (unspecified) out with injuries, the Switchbacks picked up a loaned player in midfielder Richie Perez from the MLS Colorado Rapids for Saturday night’s home game versus the Seattle Sounders 2.

The fourth-place Switchbacks (2-1-3) are coming off a 2-2 road tie at Reno while the 11th-place Sounders farm club (2-4) are in the midst of a two-game losing skid. The teams are 2-2-1 all time.

The Switchbacks are paced by two goals apiece for forwards Aaron King and Masta Kacher with single tallies by Shane Malcolm, Jordan Burt and James.

If available, Zach Mathers has two goals in four games for Seattle, which will be without Azriel Gonzalez (USL discipline).