The Rapids took the lead then mental defensive errors cost them the win. That's a new one. Oh wait, no, that's the same thing we've seen over and over again in this losing streak. Only this time it was against possibly the worst team in the league. I say possibly because a reasonable argument could be made that we're the worst team in the league at this moment.
11 in a row without a win, a new record for the Rapids. With the 4-1 loss we are officially out of the playoffs, though we've been unofficially out of the playoffs since late August. Yesterday's game played out like all our losses recently, the other team was better than us. Other notes:
Deshorn Brown got his 10th goal of the year, making him only the 3rd player in Rapids history to have back-to-back seasons with double-digit goals.
The Rapids ended their 7 game losing streak but continued their winless streak with a 2-2 draw against the Timbers. In a game marred by lousy refereeing a draw was probably a fair result with how the teams played. Again Colorado gave up the first goal right before half (the cleanest goal of the game) leveled the score right after half, took the lead, then gave it up late.
In a reversal from the LA home game our defense actually played well but our offense went missing. A 10 second mental lapse from Marc Burch let Dempsey get free on a corner and that's all he needed to score the only goal of the game. Meanwhile at the other end of the field the Rapids managed just two shots on goal, neither one of which was particularly dangerous.
12 in a row without a win Normally a MLS Cup 2010 picture would be above, given Dallas as the opponent tomorrow, but the Dirty Dozen was more appropriate. Oscar Pareja makes his first trip back to Colorado after skipping town on us this offseason. Never mind that whole "happy to sign a new contract with the Rapids" or Dan Hunt tampering thing.
The year is 2014. The place: StubHub Center Looking at our last 3 games, tomorrow's match against Chivas USA is our most likely opportunity to win a game this season. It is also likely our last game ever against Chivas USA as all signs point to the team being contracted at the end of the season.
Enough results for every field player Sorry for going dark, I was on vacation in Orlando. Expect a recap post of the news of the last two weeks sometime next week. Up first though is Sunday's home game against Seattle. As we see the Rapids have gone 10 games without a win, going back to July 25th.
Just say no to Utah The Rocky Mountain Cup might be over for the year but this is still a rivalry game and the Rapids still need to put a beat down on FSL. A loss tomorrow would make the Rapids the first team to be swept in RMC play in the 10 years of competition. Game time tomorrow is 8pm but since the game is on NBC Sports the kickoff will be more like 8:20 or so.
Lance and the Rapids both lost 7 in a row After setting a new record losing streak and worst loss last week the Rapids will try to avoid their 3rd worst single-season winless streak by beating the Timbers tomorrow night at the Dick. Just for the record the top two are 10 games (2007) and 9 games (2001).
The Pleiades or the Seven Sisters Colorado looks for their first points since July 25th tomorrow night in LA. A loss would be a team record seventh in a row. Game time tomorrow night is listed at 8:30pm but its an NBC Sports game, which means kcikoff will actually be somewhere between 8:50 and 9pm.
Plenty of season awards require observations that are not always rational or accurately measurable. Aside from the Golden Boot, personal judgment is necessary. Great stories and season long narrative supersedes evidence. As the season winds down, the coach of the year race centers on the men managing the top sides.
The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.
The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.
There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.
MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee dished out fines to players on both D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls for their part in a mid-game fracas, but it was one move they didn't make that is stealing the headlines on Monday evening.
Two teams that currently sit on the outsideof the Western Conference playoffs matched up Saturday night, but neither the Colorado Rapids northe Portland Timbers could find a winner at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Two of the Western Conference's top teams face off on Saturday night in a classic showdown.
These two sides faced off two weeks ago, with FC Dallas coming out on top, 2-1, at Toyota Park. Now, with the venue switching to Rio Tinto Stadium, Luis Giland Real Salt Lake are looking to turn the tables and move well ahead of Tesho Akindele and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings.
7pm tomorrow night at the Dick the Rapids try to avoid tying their longest ever winless streak at 10 games.Really that's the ONLY thing of interest in this game at this point. Colorado is just playing out the string on this lost season and San Jose is in even worse shape. The game is on Altitude with Fleming and Balboa on the call.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 all draw versus the Colorado Rapids from their September 13th match in Denver. There are ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared, plus marks for the coaches, opponent, officials and a team rating.
The Portland Timbers had hoped to regain fifth place in the Western Conference and help their playoff hopes, but in order to do that, they would need to win in Colorado against the Colorado Rapids - a place that hasn't been very good to them historically. While Diego Valeri staked them to a lead, the Timbers had to rally late behind a Gaston Fernandez goal to secure a 2 all draw on the road.
The Portland Timbers renew their chase to secure the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings and reserve a spot in the playoffs when they travel to Denver, Colorado to play the Colorado Rapids for the third time this season. While history hasn't been too kind to the Timbers in previous visits, Portland has all of their available weapons healthy and ready to go while Colorado is dealing with various lineup absences that could alter their attack.
Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 Colorado Rapids DEMPSEY 52´ En plena recta final de la temporada regular, los Sounders de Seattle han empezado a acelerar toda su ofensiva con el único y simple proposito de mantenerse en la cima de la conferencia Oeste asi como del liderato absoluto de la MLS. Para eso, tendrán [.
SEATTLE It wasn't the prettiest day and it wasn't the prettiest match, but a moment of class was all the Seattle Sounders needed to knock off a shorthanded opponent on Saturday.
While the Sounders looked short of their best for much of the match, a set piece goal from Clint Dempsey provided all the scoring necessary to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of 38,934 at CenturyLink Field.
Earlier this week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with their fines and suspensions for games this past week. Included in that was a fine for Igor Juliao for hands to the head/face of New England. The only suspension announced was on Colorado Rapids midfielder, Carlos Alvarez for entering the field of play and leaving the technical area as he celebrated a goal by teammate Gabriel Torres.
Rumors have the Rapids announcing their USL partnership for next season by aligning with the Queen City Soccer Club in Charlotte, who are taking over the Charlotte Eagles USL spot when the Eagles move to the PDL next season.
No, don't think I will at the moment The Rapids 2015 season ticket drive has started. Currently I sit in 108 so my season tickets are handled by Centennial 38. Just to be clear, my comments in this post about not buying tickets yet have nothing to do with C38 or the C38 experience. I couldn't be happier with the way the group has handled 108 and being our "ticket reps".
We're now 24 hours since the Rapids suffered the worst loss in their history and in doing so extended their now worst ever losing streak. Yet other than Pablo's standard post-game platitudes there's nothing from the Front Office in response to the game. This isn't a game that can just be put in the rear view mirror while the team moves to the next game.
Colonel Jack O'Neill with a Zat'nik'tel (aka Zat) Yesterday the Rapids confirmed that an experienced international center back would be flying to Denver this week for final negotiations to join the team. Today sources indicate that the defender is former Bolton and England center back Zat Knight.