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10-man Whitecaps score late to earn draw with Rapids

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A last-second header goal from Erik Hurtado salvaged what was nearly a devastating loss for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Instead, the Whitecaps jumped back for the home draw and a point.

Hurtado's goal drew the Whitecaps a pointin a tight affair in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps drew the Colorado Rapids, 3-3.

Rapids topple Whitecaps behind Hairston goal, assist

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The Colorado Rapids were in need of a bounce-back performance, and they got just that thanks to the efforts of Marlon Hairston.

Hairston provided the Rapids with a goal and an assist on Saturday, leading the way in a 2-0win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Game Preview

54' 40" Or Fight!

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Rapids. Whitecaps. Its going to be wet.
A final trip to Canada, at least in the regular season, is up tomorrow for the Rapids. Vancouver is barely holing on to playoff hopes and a loss combined with an KC win would all but eliminate them this weekend. Meanwhile the Rapids need a win to stay in the Shield race.

Play To Win

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Pretty sure I've used this one before
Tomorrow night we start the critical final seven game run to the playoffs. We still have a shot at the Shield, the top spot in the West, or a CCL spt (or possibly all 3). The run has to start now with a win over San Jose in 24 hours. The problem? We're 0 for our last 13 against SJ and 0 for our last 10 against them here in Colorado.

Last Chance To Turn The Season Around

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Last time we were in Dallas...
Three weeks ago I wrote about how important this 5 game run was. I said to achieve our reasonable goal (at that point) of a top 2 finish and a shot at the Shield we needed to show up for these 5 games because the run-in after that was an easier schedule. Well in the first four of those games we've managed 2 points and seen Dallas pull away from us and LA and FSL start breathing down our necks.

Unofficial Jameson's NIght

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North Bridge, location of the 'Shot Heard Round the World'
Officially Jameson Night is only when the Revolution come to Denver. We wouldn't want to jinx that by holding it in some other scenario but if some fans were to tip one back unofficially tomorrow I don't think the Rapids would refuse some Irish luck in New England.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Torres, Minnesota United, Mastroeni and more

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A Houston Dynamo forwardreceived more bad news on the injury front, while ticket sales are booming for one of MLS' expansion teams.

Houston Dynamo striker Erick Torres, who is currently on loan at Cruz Azul in Liga MX, suffered an MCL sprain and will be out for 6-8 weeks as a result.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 30

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With only five weeks left in the MLS regular season, the race to the playoffs is heating up.

A battle between first and second place in the Eastern Conference highlights the action this weekend, with Toronto FC hosting the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

MLS Look Ahead: Week 29

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There is a full slate of games this weekend in MLS following the international break,and an American soccer legendcould return to the pitch on Sunday.

Landon Donovan is back with the LA Galaxy after announcing that he is coming out of retirement to finish the 2016 season in light of the injury problems at the club.

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

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This weekend may be dominated by the international break, but there are still plenty of games in MLS as the regular season begins to wind down.

A key showdown in the Western Conference between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas highlights Week 28.

MLS Week 25: A Look Ahead

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Rivalries dominate Week 25 in MLS,and there a few salivating matchupson tap this weekend.

The most notable is the Cascadia Cup as the resurgent Seattle Sounders face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Both sides met last week withthe Sounders cruised to a 3-1 win.

MLS: New York City FC’s Game Against Colorado Rapids Delayed By Lightning, Two Clubs Play ‘Noughts & Crosses’ On Twitter To Pass Time

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New York City FC well and truly bowled Colorado Rapids over in MLS last night, with Frank Lampard scoring the club's first ever hat-trick in a comprehensive victory.

However, the game took an age to conclude after it was interrupted by a lightning storm high above the Yankee Stadium.

Indeed, the match was postponedfor a full 40 minutes immediately after Lampard's 28th-minute opener after a bolt of lightning cracked the sky above.

Late Hairston finish gives Rapids win over Sporting KC

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There wasn't a ton of excitement at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the opening half, but the Colorado Rapids made the most of the second stanza to give Pablo Mastroeni's side a share of the Western Conference lead.

Second-half substitute Marlon Hairston providedthe Rapids with a 1-0 win over Sporting KC on Saturday night, after scoring his first goal of the 2016 season.

Sjoberg's late header helps Rapids tie Whitecaps

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The Colorado Rapids seemed dead in the water after a late penalty kick gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a lead, but Axel Sjoberg had his say deep into second-half stoppage time.

The Rapidspulled out a 2-2 tie against the Whitecapsat BC PlacefollowingSjoberg's 95th minute equalizer. Kevin Doyle, who got the Rapids on the board earlier in the second half, played provider with time winding down.

Rapids attack needs Gashi and co. to break out

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The old NFL saying goes: defense wins championships. Based on the play out of the Colorado Rapids and their backline over the first half of the MLS season, that statement isn't too far-fetched.

Very few expected Pablo Mastroeni's side to be in their current position with the 2016 season hitting the halfway point, however, the Rapids have utilized intelligent offseason moves and built around the team's strong defensive unit.

Rapids, Timbers play to scoreless tie in Howard debut

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Three pointswasn't the final outcome for the Colorado Rapids in Tim Howard's debut, but the team did manage to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 games on Monday night.

The Rapids played to a 0-0 tie against the Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, bringingPablo Mastroeni and co.

MLS Ticker: Diego, Gomez, Serna and more

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A pair of high profile veterans could be on the move to MLS, while a key injury in the Colorado Rapids midfield will force Pablo Mastroeni and co. to adapt.

Brazilian midfielder Diego is reportedly exploring moves to North America, including four MLS teams said to be interested in the 31-year-old.

Rowe's heroics preserve Galaxy tie against Rapids

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Brian Rowe was a man on a mission in net on Wednesday night, while the Galaxy attack continued its struggles in front of goal.

The LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids played to a 0-0 tie at StubHub Center, as both sides failed to find a way past the opposing goalkeeper.

FC Dallas

Howard comes up big as Rapids edge FC Dallas

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FC Dallas could have clinched a playoff berth with a win on Saturday night, but the Western Conference powerhouse saw their push for the postseason delayed largely due to the play of Tim Howard.

It took just one goal to topple FC Dallas on Saturday night, as Dominique Badji provided a second half finish to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 1-0 win at Toyota Stadium.

FC Dallas needs extra time to get past Rapids in Open Cup

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FC Dallas is among the top teams in MLS when it comes to home performance, and Oscar Pareja's side continued their fine form on Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup.

A late finish from Maximiliano Urruti in the 96th minute lifted Dallas past the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, to reach the Open Cup quarterfinals.

New England Revolution

Revolution v. New York City FC: Injury Reports

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Teal Bunbury is back to full health.

The New England Revolution will have plenty of attacking options this weekend because Teal Bunbury is back to full health while Kei Kamara has returned from international duty.

Bunbury missed last weekend's 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids with a right foot injury.

Brad Knighton "huge" against the Rapids

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Everyone was complimenting Brad Knighton after Saturday's game.

While Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney were scoring goals, Brad Knighton was stopping them on the other side of the field.

On Saturday, Knighton made his fourth consecutive start between the pipes. The netminder was sensational against the Colorado Rapids, making two important stops to secure full points for the New England Revolution.

Revolution 2, Rapids 0: Revs end winless streak

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Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney grabbed goals to end the Revolution's winless streak.

The New England Revolution put an end to their six-game winless streak on Saturday when they defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-0.

Juan Agudelo grabbed the first goal of the night in the 13th minute. Gershon Koffie and Lee Nguyen were credited with assists after their quick passes created an opportunity for Agudelo.

Revs halt losing streak with upset of Rapids

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Heading into the weekend, the New England Revolution had been one of MLS' coldest teams. Their opponents, the Colorado Rapids, had been one of the best. However, Saturday night presented a bit of role reversal via an upset win.

Goals from Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney came in either half, as the Revs toppled the Rapids, 2-0, on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Know Thy Enemy: Three Questions with Abbie Mood of Burgundy Wave

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No seriously, can we not have the red vs. burgundy matchup today? My eyes still hurt from last year.

In a match that had so much more hype months ago at the beginning of the season, when the New England Revolution traded Jermaine Jones to the Colorado Rapids, we're now left with the shell of what could have been an interesting East-West "rivalry" game.

Revolution v. Rapids: Injury Reports

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Bobby Shuttleworth and Teal Bunbury are listed as questionable.

There are two new entries on this week's New England Revolution injury report as Bobby Shuttleworth (lower back injury) and Teal Bunbury (right foot injury) are both listed as questionable.

Shuttleworth has been the starting goalkeeper for the Revs for the bulk of the season but has recently conceded the spot to Brad Knighton.

Kei Kamara Called Up For Sierra Leone Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifier

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The Revs will be represented during the international window though Kamara will miss this Saturday's game against the Colorado Rapids.

With fringe United States internationals Juan Agudelo and Lee Nguyen among others missing out on call ups this weekend, it appeared the New England Revolution would not be represented during the international window.

Philadelphia Union

Zach Pfeffer loaned to Colorado Springs

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Former Philadelphia Union homegrown switches USL teams

Former Philadelphia Union homegrown Zach Pfeffer might still have a chance to play this season in Colorado, after all.

But it will be with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC instead of the Rapids.

Please welcome the newest #sfc15 signings, @ColoradoRapids midfielder @ZachPfeffer_27 & @HarposFC GK @The_Boggins!

Rapids acquire Union's Le Toux; trade Solignac to Fire

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The Colorado Rapids were very active in the waning moments of the transfer window.

Just hours before the close of the transfer window, the Rapids completed two separate deals. The Western Conference club sentGeneral Allocation Money to the Union in exchange for veteran Sebastien Le Toux before trading Luis Solignac to the Fire for the very same roster mechanism.

Sebastien Le Toux traded to Colorado Rapids for General Allocation Money

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Philadelphia Union traded Sebastien Le Toux to Colorado Rapids in exchange for General Allocation Money Wednesday night.

Fire v Union match preview

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What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union (Away)

The streak continues. Chicago lost yet another road match as the Fire fell 2-1 against the Colorado Rapids this past Saturday. Veljko Paunovic was visibly angry as he and his players walked off the pitch in Commerce City and his weekly conference call showed hints of deviating from the usual "everything is fine" party line.

Tim Howard

Howard's heroics help Rapids earn road draw vs. Galaxy

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy supplied the pressure, Tim Howard supplied the class, and the 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Western Conference battled to a highly entertaining 1-1 draw before a raucous crowd of 25,667at the Stub Hub Center on a balmy Saturday night.

The Galaxy spent almost the entire evening on the front foot, outshooting Colorado 8-3 in the first half alone.

Rapids looking toward 'reset' following blowout loss to NYCFC

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The Colorado Rapids knew their 15-game unbeaten run would come to an end at some point. MLS is a league built on parity, a competition not constructed for excessive dominance or complete ineptitude.

After experiencing the latter for the past several seasons, the former has defined the Rapids' 2016 season.

roster

Trade Winds Are Swirling

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The transfer window closes at 11pm MDT tonight (so in just over 3 hours) and until an hour ago I was getting ready to write an article about how we made essentially no moves outside the already planned and announced Tim Howard signing in this window. Then the Twitter rumor mill started up:

First MLS blogger Sam Stejskal:
Fire apparently aren't done.

Two Players Loaned Out

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One official and one unofficial loan announcement in the last day or so:

  • Joseph Greenspan was loaned out to Colorado Springs
The Rapids announcement doesn't mention a length of loan, just that the Rapids retain the right to recall him. The Switchbacks' announcement says its for the season.

The Rest

Rapids Lost In New England

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Pablo puts out the best possible lineup given injuries and absences:

Revs score 12 minutes in: Our defense on that goal:
Powers just misses and then has a shot saved:
The Rapids don't get another shot the rest of the half:
Colorado gives up another PK:
Revs miss the PK, making teams 0-3 in the last two games:
Revs score 4 minutes into the second half:
The Rapids get one shot on goal in the second half:
There go our chances for some sort of home-field advantage in the playoffs
Man of the Match: The goalpost.

Revolution v. Rapids: Three Thoughts

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The movement was on point and two more thoughts.

After a disappointing August, the Revs started September with a bang, recording a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. What did we learn from Saturday's game? Here are a few thoughts.

1. The movement was on point. For the last few weeks, the Revolution attack has looked dire as passes weren't connecting and crosses were missing their marks.

Revs Snap Woes in Win vs. Rapids

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It's fair to say the Revolution killed two birds with one stone on Saturday.

After a brutal August in which they scored only once and failed to win in five tries during league play, New England snapped a lengthy scoring drought and winless streak in one fell swoop in a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium.

Movsisyan double powers RSL past Rapids on special night for Rimando, Beckerman

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A win Friday night over the Colorado Rapids was a big accomplishment for Real Salt Lake, but the night was even more significant for two of its biggest stars.

Despite missing two penalty kicks, RSL came away with the 2-1 win thanks to a two-goal performance from Yura Movsisyan. Colorado's Shkelzen Gashi stayed hot with a goal in the match, his third in the last five games.

Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

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20 total shots were fired in the Colorado Rapids' clash with Orlando City on Saturdaynight. None went in.

The Rapids and Orlando City settled for a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The draw sees the Rapids move within two points of Western Conference leaders FC Dallas with two games in hand while Orlando City sits sixth in the Eastern Conference.