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Get Doyle Signed Now

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A week from now the MLS transfer window closes and the Rapids won't be able to bring any other players until the secondary window opens July 1st.

Last weekend Wolves played their last game of the season, missing out on the Championship playoffs on goal differential.

Currently Kevin Doyle's contract with Wolves run through June 30th and his contract with Colorado starts July 1st.

Montreal loses Champions League, New York draws Colorado

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Club America is the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League winners, beating Montreal 5-3 on aggregate to take the title. Read More

Colorado Rapids score late to earn 1-1 draw against 10-man FC Dallas

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The Colorado Rapids hosted FC Dallas in the physical and controversial second game of the MLS Friday night double-header. The teams met just two weeks ago at FC Dallas where the Rapids won 4-0 in what is their only win so far in 2015. For this clash, FC Dallas had two key players back in the lineup that missed the previous match against Colorado due to injury: captain/center back Matt Hedges, and midfielder Mauro Diaz.

Colorado Rapids score late to earn 1-1 draw against 10-man FC Dallas

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The Colorado Rapids hosted FC Dallas in the physical and controversial second game of the MLS Friday night double-header. The teams met just two weeks ago at FC Dallas where the Rapids won 4-0 in what is their only win so far in 2015. For this clash, FC Dallas had two key players back in the lineup that missed the previous match against Colorado due to injury: captain/center back Matt Hedges, and midfielder Mauro Diaz.

FC Dallas holds on for 3-2 win over Toronto FC after 3 hour rain delay

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After losing 4-0 at home to the Colorado Rapids last week, FC Dallas wasted no time trying to regain form as they scored just 30 seconds into their match against Toronto FC, a match that started Saturday night but ended early Sunday morning.

Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo ran onto a long pass from left back Moises Hernandez and squeezed a right-footed shot between the near post and Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik to open the scoring.

FC Dallas holds on for 3-2 win over Toronto FC after 3 hour rain delay

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After losing 4-0 at home to the Colorado Rapids last week, FC Dallas wasted no time trying to regain form as they scored just 30 seconds into their match against Toronto FC, a match that started Saturday night but ended early Sunday morning.

Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo ran onto a long pass from left back Moises Hernandez and squeezed a right-footed shot between the near post and Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik to open the scoring.

Clint Irwin and Brian Dunseth | Episode 505

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Find out why Colorado Rapids GK Clint Irwin sometimes feels "so left out", why he authors blog posts, and his thoughts on the Rapids' current form. In the second segment we talk to Brian Dunseth about the USMNT, RSL, and the rest of MLS.

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Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

Spurs Announced As ASG Opponent

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This morning MLS announced that Tottenham Hotspur will be the opponent for the MLS All-Stars at the Dick on July 29th. A bit of a step down from last year's Bayern Munich but then most choices would be. Ticket details were also released today. Rapids season ticket holders will get a code tomorrow morning to buy tickets, they'll go on sale to the general public next week:

MLS All-Star Game (July 29th)
Midfield: $120
Sidelines: $70
Corners: $60
South Endline: $40

MLS Homegrown Game (July 28th)
General Admission: $10

You'll also have to pay for parking at the ASG but not the Homegrown Game.

MLS Team Of Week Dominated By The Colorado Rapids

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The MLS Team Of Week has four members of the Colorado Rapids, after they took apart FC Dallas 4-0 last Friday. Interestingly, the starting XI from whoscored.com, includes players from only four teams, the Rapids, Red Bulls, Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy.

It is not often that Player of the Week honors goes to a goalkeeper in a winning cause, but that is the case with Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo who was brilliant in LA's 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at the weekend.

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season.

1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be

The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the newly confident Portland Timbers, and dismantled them in a convincing 2-0 win.

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season.

1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be

The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the newly confident Portland Timbers, and dismantled them in a convincing 2-0 win.

Colorado Rapids earn first win of season with emphatic 4-0 win against Dallas [VIDEO]

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Colorado Rapids snapped their long winless and scoreless streak in style, shocking FC Dallas with a 4-0 win in Frisco in the MLS Friday night match.

FC Dallas might have known they were in for a long evening against the Rapids when they learned they would be without their team captain, center back, and U.

Colorado Rapids earn first win of season with emphatic 4-0 win against Dallas [VIDEO]

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Colorado Rapids snapped their long winless and scoreless streak in style, shocking FC Dallas with a 4-0 win in Frisco in the MLS Friday night match.

FC Dallas might have known they were in for a long evening against the Rapids when they learned they would be without their team captain, center back, and U.

Former Boston Ram Badji Scores Rapids’ Breakthrough

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Former Real Boston Rams striker Dominique Badji made his debut goal count as itsnapped a season-opening 361-minute scoreless streak for the Colorado Rapids in Friday's 4-0 win over FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium.

Inside of two minutes, Badji one-timed a cross from Dillon Powers on right to give the Rapids a lead they continued to build as the game progressed.

10 things we learned from gameweek 5 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week five of the 2015 Major League Soccer season:

1. Crisis in Philadelphia

What's the worse feeling for Philadelphia Union fans right now? That the Union became only the seventh team in MLS history to go into stoppage time winning and finish it losing, or that there's next to no hope that next weekend and the weekend after will be any better.

10 things we learned from gameweek 5 of MLS

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Here are the 10 things we learned from week five of the 2015 Major League Soccer season:

1. Crisis in Philadelphia

What's the worse feeling for Philadelphia Union fans right now? That the Union became only the seventh team in MLS history to go into stoppage time winning and finish it losing, or that there's next to no hope that next weekend and the weekend after will be any better.

Five Things We Learned: #COLvNE

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Maybe it was the red jerseys. Or the friendly goalposts. Or even some decidedly anti-hometown refereeing decisions. Whatever it was, the Revolution were finally able to accomplish something they hadn't done since Jay Heaps featured at center back: win in Colorado.

Dorman & Caldwell Both Rise to the Challenge

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Going into Saturday's match in Colorado, Revolution coach Jay Heaps wanted to see his team employ a possession-oriented approach early on. But to do so, Andy Dorman, who hadn't started since First Kick, would have to rise to the occasion.

With Daigo Kobayashi sidelined due to a hamstring strain, Heaps plugged in Dorman, and the veteran central midfielder didn't disappoint.

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Tired Rapids Hold On For A Point

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Colorado finished its cross-country trip how they started, with a 1-1 draw, their third of the week+. The game was sloppy, due to fatigue from the Rapids and inexperience from the Galaxy. Arena decided to give a number of starters a break before their 3 games in a week this week and paid for the decision by losing 2 points Travelling 6000 miles and getting two draws against two of the better teams in the league was a successful week for Colorado.

Rapids Get Good Road Point, Saved Something For LA

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As I was saying:
1-1 draw, goal by Torres. This is a tough one to call, long flight, short rest, but RBNY hasn't been setting the world on fire either. If Pablo really does focus on just this game I think we can get a result.
Colorado went cross-country to the only undefeated team in the league on short rest and walked out with a point.

Rapids Tie Another League Record

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That record being consecutive home games without a win (10). A somewhat lethargic first half gave way to an energized second half, helped on by a Dallas red card, but the Rapids could only take partial advantage in getting a 1-1 draw. That puts us at 7 points in 7 games with a tough two-coasts-in-3-days road trip coming up this week.

Rapids Continue To Be Gang That Can't Shoot Straight

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Saturday provided a sstark contract between a top team in MLS and a team that...isn't. The main difference was shown in the ability to finish as Seattle had 3 goals in 17 shots, including two goal of the week nominees (and Martins will probably be a goal of the year candidate) while Colorado had 1 goal in 27 shots.

Rapids Burn Dallas For Four Goals

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Well that was fun. The offense finally started to start the season and did so in a big way with four goals while the defense put up another shutout. Torres finally got on the board with a goal and an assist while Ramirez chipped in with his first MLS assist. For the icing on the cake Serna bombed in a goal of the week for our first win over Pareja.

Revs Run Over Rapids

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The Rapids made some chances but were out-muscled by New England, ending in a 2-0 loss. It was more of the same in the attack, great opportunities, no finishing combined with a couple of defensive miscues that led to Revs goals. This was Colorado's best chance at a win in April and they didn't take it.

Game Preview

Rapids Finish Coast-To-Coast in LA

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Rapids on the LA River
72 hours (give or take) after playing RBNY in Harrison, NJ the Rapids will take the field in Carson, CA to face the Galaxy. No rest for the wicked as they say. LA meanwhile will have a full week's rest and will be playing at home. Colorado is currently undefeated on the road with 5 scored and 1 conceded.

Ridiculous Schedule Starts Tomorrow

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This is close to what the Rapids will be doing
The Rapids are in NY tomorrow to face the Red Bulls on their first leg of a cross-country trip that will have them playing in LA 72 hours later. Ridiculous scheduling that should have been prevented by somebody when RBNY asked to move this game. Game time tomorrow is 5:30pm MDT and Fleming and 'Celo will have the call on Altitude.

Didn't We Just Do This?

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Pareja two weeks ago
Same bat time (well almost) same bat channel. Tomorrow night the Rapids and the team-formerly-known-as-the-Burn face off on the second Friday night in two weeks on UniMas. Colorado scored 4 of their 5 goals this season on that night two weeks ago and hopes to continue to jump start the offense.

Current Town Versus Home Town

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Can we do this again?
Tomorrow night we're back home for our first "regular" 7pm Saturday game. The Sounders are in town for the annual (almost) 4/20 game. The means fish tacos at the tailgate! With kickoff at 7 the tailgate starts at 4. Bundle up as we're going to have temps possibly in the 30s.

Rapids Try To Avoid 19 In A Row In Dallas

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Pablo in better times
The Rapids get introduced to the league's new Friday night UniMas schedule with a game down in Frisco against our defeated MLS Cup foes FC Dallas. Colorado is still riding an 18 game winless and 600 minute scoreless streak. If they fail to score in the first 25 minutes tomorrow they'll set a new record for longest scoreless streak to start a season at 385 minutes.

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Colorado Signs Luis Solignac

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Today the Rapids announced the signing of Argentine striker Luis Solignac, something that had been rumored for a couple of weeks. He'll be eligible to play once his ITC and visa paperwork is done, so not tomorrow but hopefully in the next couple of games. Solignac will be looked at to fill the "#9" role that thee Rapids are so desperately needing but he's young enough that he shouldn't have much problem making way for Kevin Doyle when he arrives.

Sarvas Out (Temporarily), Solignac In?

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As expected the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended Marcelo Sarvas today for two games for the stomp on Dempsey he committed last week. Chad Marshall was suspended one game for his tackle on Sanchez.

Those seem reasonable, though i would have gone an extra game each. Sanchez had a similar foul to Marshall's last season and got 2 games so I would have used that as the standard for Marshall and then given Sarvas a game more because what he did was worse than Marshall.

News Catch-Up

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Catching up on some odds and ends over the last week or so.

  • First and most important, today Glenn 'Mooch' Myernick was posthumously elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Mooch was the Rapids coach between 1997 and 2001, leading the team to two of the three finals in their history (1997 MLS Cup, 1999 U,S.

The Rest

RBNY vs Rapids : Fitness and Commitment

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We had plenty of both but just couldn't finish clinically to take all three points. It's very disappointing to not get full points @The Cathedral of Football, especially when the opponent was very lackluster. Still this 1-1 draw gives us another valuable point and preserves our unbeaten start to the season.

Sarvas Out 4-6 Weeks

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Marcelo Sarvas had his knee scoped today and will miss 4-6 weeks. For a team that can't score losing its one significant established MLS offseason offensive upgrade is a big blow. Presumably we'll see Cronin and LaBrocca filling the hole this creates. In a perfect world (like one where we had an actual striker on the roster before July 1) we could drop Powers back, put Torres underneath the missing striker, and move forward but that's not really an option with our lineup.

Soccer TV: Chicago vs NYCFC and Colorado vs Dallas

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Earth Day Roster Notes

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Two roster notes for today.

First, Serna and O'Neill got a callup for tonight's U-23 National Team match against Mexico and both got the start (the game just kicked off). They will be unavailable for Friday night's game against Dallas.

Secondly, due to injury and missing players the Rapids have recalled Eloundou from Charlotte.

Gol mágico de Martins contra Colorado es el mejor de la semana en la MLS

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Era casi una formalidad. La elección para el mejor gol de la semana fue abrumadoramente a favor de Obafemi MARTINS con un 64% de los votos recibidos en el sitio oficial de la MLS. El nigeriano hizo su cuarto gol de la temporada el sábado pasado en la victoria de los Sounders FC sobre el [...]

Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC: This is How You Beat Us

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Hudson River Blue's Peter Axtman gives us a NYCFC fan's view about his team's strengths and weaknesses, and we counter with a quick primer on how to beat the Union.

How to beat New York City FC

by Peter Axtman

There's no recipe for beating New York City FC. That's not to say they can't be beaten — they most certainly can, say Sporting Kansas City fans.

Technically Speaking: #COLvNE

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*Editor's note: Similar to last week's edition of "Technically Speaking," we're going with a Q & A format with our coach and former pro Rick Sewall to get his perspective on Saturday's match in Colorado. Let us know what you think!

First and foremost, what did you think of Juan Agudelo composure and finish on his 18th minute goal?