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MLS attendances through gameweek 32 of the 2017 season

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Colorado Rapids drew its smallest crowd of the season in its final home match, a Rocky Mountain Cup game against Real Salt Lake, with just a reported attendance of 13,102.

On the flip side, the Revs had its largest turnout in its final home match versus New York City FC.

MLS attendances through gameweek 32 of the 2017 season

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Colorado Rapids drew its smallest crowd of the season in its final home match, a Rocky Mountain Cup game against Real Salt Lake, with just a reported attendance of 13,102.

On the flip side, the Revs had its largest turnout in its final home match versus New York City FC.

FC Dallas playoff hopes boosted with draw in Colorado

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A win would have been nice, but FC Dallas will take an away point to get them above the red line in the Western Conference.

Atiba Harris headed home a tying goal in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw at the Colorado Rapids, which ensures Dallas controls its own destiny heading into the final two weeks of the season.

Rapids Kevin Doyle announces retirement after medical advice

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Irish forward Kevin Doyle has called it a career at the age of 34.

The Colorado Rapids No. 9 is hanging up his boots after a sixteen-year career that saw him play in the League of Ireland, the English Premier League, and most recently Major League Soccer.

Doyle, has cited that the reason behind his retirement is heavily linked to the ongoing concussions he has suffered throughout his career, emphasizing the two that happened during the course of this season.

Yordy Reyna, Fredy Montero propel Whitecaps to home win over Rapids

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Whenever you defeat the teams that you are supposed to beat, you will always put yourself in a good situation, and the Vancouver Whitecaps did just that on Saturday.

The Whitecaps continued their strong run on Saturday evening, defeating the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, at BC Place.

Fredy Montero and Yordy Reyna each scored a goal and added an assist for the hosts, who earned their fifth win out of their last seven matches.

Replacing an MLS coach

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 22 2017) US Soccer Players - At least two MLS team and perhaps more will enter the offseason on the hunt for new head coaches. The New England Revolution's dismissal of Jay Heaps opens up another job this winter to go along with the Colorado Rapids vacancy. That one is already the subject of rumors linking at least five different men with the position formerly held by Pablo Mastroeni.

Around The Forest: Timbers to begin construction on expansion after the season

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Portland:

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Connie Valeri gleefully sprinted onto the field at Providence Park to give her dad, Diego Valeri, a high five shortly after the Portland Timbers picked up an important home win against the Colorado Rapids in late August.

Rapids snatch late point in draw with NYCFC

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For most of Saturday's match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, it looked like NYCFC would claim an important three points on the road. Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji had other ideas, scoring an equalizer in the 89th-minute in a 1-1 draw.
A long-range strike from Thomas McNamara stole the show early, before Badji canceled it out late.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 27

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It doesn't look like anyone will be catching Toronto FC in the regular season nor the SBI MLS Power Rankings, but there's plenty of movement behind them as the playoff push continues.

The Western Conference certainly has a Cascadia feel at the current moment as the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps duke it out for playoff positioning.

Galaxy trounce Rapids to halt 10-game winless slide

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The LA Galaxy were in desperate need of a win after more than two months without one and it took a visit of the last team they beat to halt the slide.

Romain Alessandrini and Gyasi Zardes delivered a goal and assist apiece to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at StubHub Center on Saturday.

RSL thumps Rapids to claim Rocky Mountain Cup

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Real Salt Lake isn't dead yet when it comes to the playoff race and, if Saturday night was any indication, Mike Petke's side could make a major impact down the home stretch.

Entering Saturday, RSL had earned points in seven of eight matches, and they only added to it with a 4-1 thumping of the rival Colorado Rapids.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 24

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Late-game heroics was the theme of Week 24, as there were plenty of meaningful goals scored in the closing stages of MLS matches.

Diego Valeri tied the Portland Timbers scoring record in the club's win over the New York Red Bulls. (READ)

Ignacio Piatti shined bright once again in Montreal's win over Real Salt Lake.

Game Preview

MLS Cup Rematch

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Break out your scudetto jerseys and party like its 2010. Dallas is in town makes their only trip to Commerce City tomorrow night and the Rapids have a chance to Burn their playoff chances to the ground. Their 2-0 win over us last week is their only win in the last twelve games and they've tumbled from the top of the table to holding on to the last playoff spot by .

Rapids Start Final Run In Dallas

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5 games in the next 25 days to finish the season. Officially the Rapids haven't been eliminated from playoff contention yet but a loss tomorrow night would do it. Even a draw would do it if San Jose wins tomorrow. San Jose winning either game this week and FSL not losing on Saturday will eliminate us regardless of our result.

Tonight's Rapids Game A New First For Me

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Tonight the Rapids host the second best team in the league, NYCFC. Last time we saw them was in Yankee stadium last year where they put a 5-1 beat down on us. That was almost a sixth of all the goal we allowed last season and by far our worst performance. NYCFC is right where they were last year, 2nd place in the East, while the Rapids are on the other end of the table.

Colorado @ Houston Tomorrow Night

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The Rapids finish their road trip in Houston tomorrow night. A tough matchup against an team undefeated at home while the Rapids are still winless on the road. Game time tomorrow is 6:30pm on Altitude. Since the Huskies take on Montana at 6 I'll watch that live and catch up with the Rapids, if its worth it, afterwards.

Only Thing Left To Play For; The Rocky Mountain Cup

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The season is over so we have one thing to play for and it continues tomorrow, the Rocky Mountain Cup. FSL won the first game earlier this year in Colorado 2-1. The third game will be at the Dick on October so this is the only visit to Utah this year. FSL wins the Cup with a win tomorrow. With a draw the Rapids will have to win the final game by 2 or more.

Short turnaround as Rapids head for Portland

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Colorado is in Portland for a midweek game tomorrow night. Portland is flying high with a shot at going to the top of the table with the right results tomorrow. We all know the Rapids are looking towards 2018 already. This would appear to be a mismatched battle but that's why they play the games.

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Two Bits Of News

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Two pieces of news today.

  • The players union's salary guide was updated today. We know that Aigner is making $425K in base salary per year, with guarantees he's at $470 which is just over max salary range, making him a TAM player. I assume he has an escalation clause for next season.

Juan Ramirez Officially Off The Roster

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As expected, the Rapids announced today that they and Juan Ramirez mutually agreed to a contract termination. That's one more player off the roster as we rebuild this offseason and we now have an open DP slot.

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Another Odd Game Featuring Montreal At DSG

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Weird things happen when Montreal comes to town. Four years ago the Rapids won on a wind-blown ball that was whistled out for a corner before it went in the goal but the goal stood. This year it was two VARS, two red cards, the first goal from our new summer signing, and Alan Gordon's 3rd game winning goal of the season.

Doyle Retires

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To quickly dispense with the mess from last night Dallas beat us in the first 10 minutes and then just ran the remaining 80 minutes off the clock with no threat they would ever lose. The Rapids are now officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Moving on to more important news, Kevin Doyle announced his retirement today, effective immediately.

Rapids Snap Winless Streak With Surprise Win

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The Rapids last road win? Houston (last year). The Rapids last home win? Houston (in July). So of course we should have seen this surprise win coming. Colorado seems to have Houston's number but it wasn't exactly exciting soccer. We saw our first real glimpse of what Aigner can bring to this team, his perfect cross to Badji to set up the winning (and only) goal is a pass we haven't seen often as Rapids fans.

I'm Done

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That's it, I'm done with this team, at least for this year. That was a shameful performance from the organization on Saturday night. It started with a pregame show that featured a 4.5 minute segment on how well FSL is fitting into the community in SLC for no reason other than what, to shove it in the fans faces that their rival is doing so much better than them?

Houston Dynamo

Recap: Houston Dynamo forwards ice cold in 0-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes

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The Dynamo were unable to come back from a first half goal by Danny Hoesen as they fell 0-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes

The Houston Dynamo were hoping to improve their standing on the Western Conference table against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday evening following their 0-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at home last weekend.

Timber Cruise: New York City FC 0, Portland Timbers 1

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Well that weekend couldn't have gone much better for the Portland Timbers.

Not only did the Timbers earn an improbable 1-0 win at inevitable Eastern Conference runners-up New York City FC, but nearly every other result went their way, too: The Sounders dropped points against the Galaxy at home, FC Dallas got burned by Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City took only one point from their two-game Eastern swing, and the Houston Dynamo lost to the Colorado Rapids at home (?

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Colorado Rapids

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See how the Dynamo players performed in their 0-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids

The unbeaten run at home in 2017 is over for the Houston Dynamo who were defeated by 11th place in the Western Conference Colorado Rapids 0-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium last Saturday. The 5th place Dynamo were hoping to move up the table which has become a tight race to the top.

Rapids edge Dynamo on late Dominique Badji winner

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The Colorado Rapids ended their nine-game winless run on Saturday night, and they did so in dramatic fashion.

Dominique Badji fired a goal in stoppage time, sealing a dramatic 1-0 win for the Rapids over the Houston Dynamo at BBVAA Compass Stadium. The match was the Dynamo's first in 17 days due to Hurricane Harvey.

Dynamo’s flaws on display in loss to Colorado

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In a brutal home defeat to the last-place Rapids, the Dynamo's showed bright.

The MLS Western Conference playoff race is tight. There is just a five-point difference between 2-6 clubs, and 1st-place Portland (on 44 points, two ahead of Seattle) have played at least two more matches than every other contending team.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host the Colorado Rapids

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Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids

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Houston host the Colorado Rapids in their first game since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Fans are able to bring canned food donations that will be collected outside of the stadium. Members of theLouisiana Cajun Navy will fire El Capitán and Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo will lead the two teams out of the tunnel prior to kickoff.

Houston Dynamo are back in action with the Colorado Rapids coming to town

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The Houston Dynamo will play their first match since Hurricane Harvey and will get to do it in front of their home fans when they take on the Colorado Rapids

The Houston Dynamo have not played since their 3-3 away draw with FC Dallas on August 23rd. What was supposed to be a double game week for Houston turned into just the away fixture in Frisco due to Hurricane Harvey which devastated the Houston area and much of the Texas Gulf Coast.

D.C. United

D.C. United versus the New England Revolution lineup: The last of the debuts

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The last new signing will get his debut

Somehow on a two game winning streak, D.C. United takes on the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference in the New England Revolution. United has definitely looked more lively since the introduction of several new players, including Paul Arriola and Russell Canouse.

D.C. soccer teams sweep wins, injuries during celebrations & more: Freedom Kicks for 8/21/17

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Some strange things afoot today.

Hi there. This weekend, in summation:

A musical accompaniment to last night's goal #dcu #mls #Rapids96 pic.twitter.com/pEirKiosDC

— Ben Bromley (@BRUBromley) August 20, 2017

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Diego Valeri

Storylines: Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers

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Timbers look to end the Sounders' 10 match unbeaten run on Sunday

The Story So Far

The Timbers made it two in a row as they downed the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday and currently sit second in the West behind the Seattle Sounders. Goals by (now) All-Time Timbers Goal Leader Diego Valeri and a wonderful goal inside the 18 by Darlington Nagbe helped seal the win.

Diego Valeri, Darlington Nagbe shine to lead Timbers past Rapids

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In need of a win to remain in the thick of the Western Conference race, the Portland Timbers' two stars stepped up.

Diego Valeri provided a goal in the fifth straight match while Darlington Nagbe scored a stunner of his own to lead the Timbers to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids.

Portland Timbers keep it close in 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids

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The Portland Timbers took all three points in unnecessarily unnerving fashion in tonight's 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, riding two first half goals to victory but letting the Rapids back into the match with the team's usual sloppy play on the back line.

The Timbers struck first and second, notching a pair of quick goals in the 21st and 23rd minutes as they worked the ball around and through a Rapids lineup that started the match dedicated to keeping ten men behind the ball.

The Rest

RSL remains in playoff hunt despite falling to Rapids

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Real Salt Lake has made a valiant push towards the postseason, and it will extend one more week despite a loss to the lowly Colorado Rapids.

Due to the Seattle Sounders' win over FC Dallas, RSL's hopes stayed alive despite a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Sunday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Alan Gordon snatches wild Rapids win over Impact

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Alan Gordon played the part he has made a career of playing in MLSon Saturday night: late hero.

Gordon came in to the Rapids match against the Montreal Impact with the game tied 1-1 and each team having been reduced to 10-men after both Jared Watts and Daniel Lovitz had been sent off. Both teams would finish the match with 9-men a piece.

FC Dallas tops Rapids to halt 10-match winless slide

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After several winless months, FC Dallas has finally secured an MLS win.

For the first time since July 22, FC Dallas tasted victory by taking down the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. The win is the club's first in 10 games as FC Dallas is now in a dogfight to make the postseason in the West.

Coaching Update

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We got our first coaching news today from a variety of sources. I think this MLSSoccer.com article covers it all. 4 people have been talked to about the job but likely they aren't the short list of candidates. This is a good thing because 3 of the 4 names make me sign and think "same old Rapids" and the fourth, while interesting, doesn't seem like a home run hire.