RONNIE SHABAN - Friday, September 20, 2013
Terrance Boyd and Rapid Vienna return home after a midweek Europa League match to face SV Ried Josko.
Rapid lost 1-0 in Switzerland against FC Thun in the first round of the group stage. Boyd entered the match in the 63rd minute, after the Swiss team had already taken the lead.
The last time out in the Austrian Bundesliga was much better for the green and white. They benefited from an early red card to FC Wacker Innsbruck and won the game 4-0. Boyd got on the scoresheet in the second half after missing an early penalty.
SV Ried have done well so far this season and currently sit in third place in the table, one ahead of Rapid. However their last match was a humbling 5-0 defeat against league-leaders Red Bull Salzburg.
The previous meeting in Vienna between Ried and Rapid came in May and was a lopsided 3-0 victory for hosts. A similar result this week would pull the teams level on points.
Kickoff is 10:30 am EST on Sunday.