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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.