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What does Carlos Vela mean for the Colorado Rapids and MLS?

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The Colorado Rapids link with Mexico player Carlos Vela needs to be more than a potential trade for an MLS team in trouble. Read More

Reading extends Dillon Powers' trial another week

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Dillon Powers' future with the Colorado Rapids remains up in the air, as Reading remains interested.

Reading has prolonged Powers' trial from two weeks to three in an effort to better gaugewhether the midfielder is someone worth signing. Powers is an attractive option because he has an Italian passport that does not require him to obtain a work permit to make a move to the English Championship club, but the Royals want to get a closer look before deciding if they should sign him during the upcoming transfer window.

The knock on effect of firing Jason Kreis

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NYCFC's decision to part ways with coach Jason Kreis quickly setup scenarios all over MLS with teams in need of his skills. Read More

Drogba scores in another Montreal win

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MLS played one game on an international weekend, with the Montreal Impact getting a goal from Didier Drogba to shutout the Colorado Rapids. Read More

Monday Freedom Kicks: Bird-Bombed

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Looking back at the weekend in Colorado, partner club recaps, and about Dunn time for a Spirit player.

Putting this together from the middle seat of a nonstop from DEN-IAD. Pray there are no casualties.

Recaps of D.C. United and their draw with the Colorado Rapids from us, MLS (with more here), Washington Post and CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Houston Dynamo

Revolution Announce Preseason Plans for 2016

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The Revs announce how they will prep for the 2016 season.

Mark your calendars: the New England Revolution will open their 2016 preseason camp on Friday, Jan. 22.

The Revs will train in Foxborough before traveling to Casa Grande, AZ on Jan. 26 where they will spend ten days. The highlight of the trip is a game against the Houston Dynamo, which is set to take place on Saturday, Feb.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids: Highlights

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Sporting Kansas City

MLS Tick: Dynamo reportedly set for new majority owner, and more

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It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.

Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.

Rose City Soccer Show - basking in Rapids result while previewing SKC

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As if we haven't seen enough of Sporting Kansas City over the past few weeks, we get another battle to start the playoffs between them and the Portland Timbers in the Rose City. The Rose City Soccer Show crew talks...

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Here are the stats from last night's game. There wasn't much so the less said about the game the better.

Chance Myers started his 107th league game for KC, tying him with Uche Okafor for 20th on that list.

The win was Colorado's first in Kansas City in league play since 2002, a span of 15 games.

Sporting KC loses, MLS vs Liga MX in the CCL

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Sporting Kansas City doesn't help themselves in the Western Conference and MLS faces Liga MX in the CONCACAF Champions League. Read More

Match Day 26: Needing to Right the Ship

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Sporting KC are back in action after 10 days off after the club's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. Sporting now faces a 5 day cross country trip for back to back games. That starts tomorrow in Portland when KC takes on the Timbers at Providence Park. The two teams are currently tied for fifth place in the Western Conference only two points above the playoff line (but KC still has their games in hand).

Sporting Fall for the Third Time in a Row

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For the second straight week, Sporting KC lost a lead in the second half and ended up leaving the game with no points at all. Kansas City saw a 1-0 lead in the second half turn into a 2-1 deficit as the Colorado Rapids picked up their first win in six years against Kansas City in league play.

The first half left plenty to be desired from both teams as neither team really got much in the way of offense going.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers 4, Colorado Rapids 1: Photos and video from Portland's win

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Instant Memories: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids

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Nagbe leads Timbers to postseason with win over Rapids

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Darlington Nagbe's best performance of 2015 helped propel the Portland Timbers to the postseason.

The Timbers midfielder netted two goals while providing an additional assist, leading the way in a 4-1 defeat of the Colorado Rapids Sunday at Providence Park.

Jorge Villafana

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids third match

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There was a lot of this happening on October 25 when the Timbers finished their season. It's always great to see, and I hope that it happens a lot more. Seriously.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look back at match...

Timbers thrash Rapids to finish regular season, will meet Sporting Kansas City in play-in match

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The Portland Timbers have been the talk of the league with two huge wins on the road to get their offense rolling, but Providence Park hasn't been the field of dreams they want. After taking an early lead, the Timbers conceded the leveling goal. However, they rallied to score up three more goals to give the Timbers a huge win to finish the 2015 regular season.

D.C. United

Filibuster podcast episode 148: Spread your appendages out in excitement

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We talk all Eastern Conference and size up the playoff race as D.C. United move into the last month and a half of the season.

D.C. United is back in action, and so is the Filibuster podcast! We start by talking about the beige game that was D.C. United versus the Colorado Rapids. We ask whether it was good defense or bad offense, look at both D.

D.C. United 1-1 Colorado Rapids: Player Ratings

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Numbers, names, yada yada.

It was not pretty early on for D.C. United, as their first match in almost two weeks found them flat, and giving up another first half goal could not have done wonders for their mindset. But they persevered and a late goal found them sharing the points with the Colorado Rapids, a draw in a road venue that has not been particularly good for them.

D.C. United versus Colorado Rapids staff and reader predictions

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Let us know what you think will happen tonight as D.C. United take on the Colorado Rapids!

D.C. United takes on the Colorado Rapids tonight at 9:00 PM EDT, and we have a mixed bag of predictions for you. Let us know what you think will happen in the comments!

Ryan Keefer

So Pablo Mastroeni, in losing to Vancouver Wednesday sent out a somewhat second choice lineup, keeping some better players home presumably for the D.

Opposition 11: Who will the Colorado Rapids start tomorrow against D.C. United?

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Normally predicting a Rapids starting lineup is very difficult, but it might be easier than normal tonight.

When it comes to unpredictable lineups, the Colorado Rapids take the cake. D.C. United will face a very predictable team in terms of how they approach the game, but Pablo Mastroeni's "everyone gets to play" philosophy - well, unless you're shunned-for-no-apparent-reason Shane O'Neill - makes predicting the individuals enacting that gameplan a tricky task.

After year of injuries, consistency is the key for D.C. United down the stretch

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The Black-and-Red head into the final six games of the season the healthiest they've been all year

After a year of struggling to deal with injuries to key players, D.C. United head into Saturday's trip to play the Colorado Rapids the healthiest they have been all year.

And following a three game losing streak in MLS play to end August, United are banking on the ability to field a consistent lineup as a way to get back into winning ways over the final stretch of the regular season.

Dream Team Refugee: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 11 September 2015

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The Spirit in the playoffs, a 1980s sci-fi plotline as scouting strategy, the Syrian refugee crisis, and Mexico's trumping of The Donald -- all in today's Friday Freedom Kicks!

For a few hours every Friday morning, Friday Freedom Kicks is Kanye West to Black and Red United's Taylor Swift acceptance speech.

D.C. United get their Fabian Espindola back ahead of home stretch in MLS play

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Espindola is itching to get back on the field against the Colorado Rapids after a month long layoff

The month of August started out like no other for D.C. United in 2015. Despite continuing a worrying trend of conceding early at home, twice in fact, against Real Salt Lake, the Black-and-Red eventually triumphed in that game, moving to 41 points from 24 games in a 6-4 win.

D.C. United, MLS, USMNT, and USWNT links for 10 September 2015

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The soccer train rolls ever forward, so let's hop on!

The international break is over, and we're back into grind of the season. Let's go!

Union: Australia's 2-match series in United States is off: The USWNT will not have friendlies against Australia in Detroit or Birmingham later this month, as a collective bargaining stalemate continues between the players and management.

D.C. United "need a result" as they head to the Rockies to face the Colorado Rapids

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On a current three game skid in MLS play, manager Ben Olsen says that points in Commerce City are a must

By the time that D.C. United takes the field on Saturday night against the Colorado Rapids, it will have been a full two weeks since their last match, a 3-0 loss to bitter rivals, the New York Red Bulls, that has left the team in a sour mood.

game review

Just Two More Home Games To Go

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I heard a lot of diehards saying the title of this post Saturday night. Its been a long season and the DC game didn't make it much better. Another attempt to park the bus for far too long failed badly and Pablo again failed to adapt on the fly. Specifically his decision not to undo his 3rd sub after DC scored, instead pulling Doyle off for Labrocca in a game that multiple people in the organization (Fleming, Smith, Hinchey) identified as a must win should be one more nail in his coffin.

Rapids Regress Ridiculously

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This was going to be bad once you saw that Pablo had started 4 defenders and 4 defensive midfielders, leaving just Ramirez on the wing and Torres up front to attack. Shockingly that didn't work. Doyle came in after the break and came closest to scoring but it wasn't that dangerous. Meanwhile on defense playing the likes of Marc Burch and James Riley showed us how much we gained from signing Figueroa and moving Moor to RB.

Rapids Stick A Spork In KC

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Wow, who were those guys and can we keep them? For the first time in a while the Rapids played good soccer for 90 minutes and were somewhat entertaining to watch. Amazing what you can do when you start XI people in pretty much their natural positions and you put 4-5 attacking players on the field at once!

Game Preview

Eagle On Eagle Violence Is Never Pretty

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Edson vs. Talon, who will win?
After that ugliness on Wednesday night its a quick turn-around with DC coming into town tomorrow night. United is traditionally pretty bad at altitude (when the Rapids take the game seriously) so we have a chance but we have to have a better lineup than we did in Vancouver.

Undermanned Rapids Head North Of The Border

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Whitecaps - Rapids, wettest fixture in the league
After the international break the Rapids are off for international travel to British Columbia. Over the last two years the Rapids are 4-0-0 against the Whitecaps in Colorado but 0-0-1 in Vancouver. Both teams will be weakened by international callups and suspensions.

Rapids Hoping To Leave KC Sad

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She's even SporKC's blue
Back at it right away tomorrow with a 2 game win streak. And unlike when we were in KC earlier this year I'm sure we'll get the game in this weekend. The SporKCs are on a bit of a down swing at the moment but overall they're still one of the best teams in the conference so this will be a tough match.

The Rest

Two Bits Of News

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After two weeks we've got a bit of news coming out of the Rapids. First the "smaller" news. Dillon Powers' trial at Reading FC of the English Championship has been extended for a week. This is nothing but good news, if they had no real interest they would have just let him go. Apparently they had a second similar player on trial at the same time and didn't extend him so they are taking a serious look at Powers as a long-term solution.

Report: Rapids in talks with Carlos Vela

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Carlos Vela has long been rumored to be MLS-bound, and it appears that the Colorado Rapids haveemerged as the most likely destination.

Reports from Bola VIP state that the Mexican international is in talks with the Rapids over a potential deal that could take shape as soon as next month.

Sigi Schmid explains Lamar Neagle's late-season absence

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Sounders head coach says he simply felt there were better options than Neagle, but leaves door open for local product's return.

This was supposed to be the year Lamar Neagle finally came into his own. Over the previous two seasons, the Federal Way product had scored 17 goals and picked up 13 assists.

Dillon Powers joins Reading for a two-week trial

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Danny Williams will not be the only U.S. midfielder at Reading FC these next couple of weeks, as Dillon Powers started a trial at the English Championship side.

The Colorado Rapids announced that the 24-year-old midfielder has joined Reading for a two-week trial, which started on Sunday.

Soccer News: Playing soccer on turf, next step for Bob Bradley

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ESPN does an in-depth segment on artificial turf and Bob Bradley officially moves on from Stabaek in Friday's soccer news. Read More

Birnbaum’s late header salvages United effort in 1-1 draw in Colorado

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Fabian Espindola (pictured) marked his return to the lineup with the game-tying assist in the 87th minute in D.C. United's 1-1 draw in Colorado

KSEOut - A Bit Misguided

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Its not secret to regular readers that I'm fed up with the Front Office and have been for a couple a few many years. I'm not alone and a group of fans who can't take it anymore have banded together to start the KSEOut movement.

The problem I have is that they're a bit misguided. Here's one of their goals from their website (and the title for their whole movement:
We just want KSE to put the Rapids up for sale.