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.
Our mantra for a while 10 games, 1 point, 7 goals, -18 goal differential. That's the Rapids all-time record in my hometown where they'll be playing tomorrow. This is not good. We found out this week that Jared Watts will join Drew Moor and Shane O'Neill on the not available list, which has left Pablo trying Burch and Piermayr at CB and Serna at RB.
This, sadly, may be how we feel tomorrow night Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy are in town tomorrow night. This will be (barring a miracle playoff matchup) Landon's last game in Colorado. Well, unless he pulls a Farve which I expect him to do. I'm really hoping the Rapids aren't going to play the Denver Broncos to LA's Seattle Seahawks.
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.
As expected the Rapids leaked goals like a sieve. Unexpectedly the offense actually showed up for a half, scoring 3 nice goals. Sadly that wasn't enough and the Rapids lost their 5th straight 4-3, with the retiring Donovan getting the winner. Defensively this was the same game we've seen in the last 5 games, but at least the offense made it an interesting game.
Once again the Rapids gave up a goal in the first 15 minutes due to a stupid mistake. Once again they were forced to chase the game. Once again they were burned for more goals while chasing the game. Once again they lost.
If this sounds familiar its because its the fourth straight game that's looked this way.
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.
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.
The MLS Week 24 midweek action is all Western Conference this week, as two of the league's marquee teams take on a pair of squads that need an upset or two to get back into the playoff hunt.
The reeling Colorado Rapids, fresh off the news of Drew Moor's season-ending right knee injury, will try to regain their spirit as they host Landon Donovan for likely the final time at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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.
The worst possible news today about Moor's knee injury, a torn ACL that ended his season. Moor has been the most consistent player on the team this year (and for the last couple of years) and there's no good replacement for him. This is a huge loss that all but ends the season.
To add injury to injury, Chris Bianchi tweeted this today:
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.
What's on tap: DC Brau The Corruption, Mangreia, Blueberry Manhattan
With Adam off in the hinterlands, Ben, Jason, and Ryan are left to try and steer this podcast without setting it on fire. We first talk about the game against the Colorado Rapids, including Taylor Kemp and the pairing of Luis Silva and Fabian Espindola.
After back-to-back disappointing road losses, D.C. United returned to RFK Stadium fueled by a Luis Silva brace and a 3-goal second-half outburst in their 4-2 win over the Colorado Rapids last night. Silva's double was his sixth and seventh goals of the season (career high) and set the tone for an enthralling match that saw [.
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.
The move will allow Mwanga to see the field more, as the Congolese forward has only received 214 minutes of first team playing time this season.
The Colorado Rapids have confirmed that Danny Mwanga will soon join the New York Cosmos on loan. Since joining the Rapids in 2013, he's only played 770 minutes, and he's failed to score a goal in that time.
Uh oh. Ben Olsen is about to have a tough decision about which of his talented attacking players won't make it on the field. How he answers this question may well decide whether D.C. United is merely good or great the rest of the season.
Sunday night's 4-2 win over the Colorado Rapids was one of D.