Colorado Rapids

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Rapids Manage To Score Twice And Win!

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Amazing what happens when you commit more than one player to the attack! That looked like real professional soccer out there and it got results. A great early start, a good enough defense, and a bit of a lucky spin and the Rapids have 3 points and their 3rd win of the year.
General impressions:
  • Great start from Solignac and Sanchez.

After A Week Off, Nothing Has Changed

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I took the last week off and went on vacation to Orlando. That included seeing the Rapids play Orlando City. Kind of wish I hadn't after the performance. They repeated the performance against KC. Taken from Burgundy Wave's twitter
The bottom half of that shot was the pitiful attack in the 28th minute of the KC game.

Another Game, Another Draw

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That was bad soccer and they should feel bad about making us pay for it.
General impressions:
  • Backline of Riley - Burling - Watts - Moor. Pablo, WTF are you thinking? Only Dallas' woeful shooting saved us from a loss.
  • Moor was not the captain, Cronin was. Moor was played out of position.

Rapids B Side Outclasses Switchbacks

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The Rapids easily showed off Colorado Springs last night 4-1 and the game wasn't that close. The Rapids had a shutout until into second half stoppage time when the Springs finally broke through.

The first 25 minutes were fairly dull with the Rapids having the majority of possession but not doing much with it.

No More Excuses

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A 0-0 draw where Powers missed a PK late, Doyle didn't play, and we played the whole second half with 3 holdings mids. A debacle that actually gave us a good Rocky Mountain Cup result even as it put us further behind the playoff curve.
General impressions:
  • Powers has been co-MVP this season with Irwin but that PK was embarrassing.

Do I Really Need To Spend Time On This Game?

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That. game. sucked. I was hoping it was just because I was watching on my phone through MLS Live but if anything other fans comments make me think it was worse on a full size TV or in person. Nobody on the field looked like they gave a damn or even how to play with their teammates. The level of play and the mental breakdown to lose teh draw at the end was just inexcusable and shows how far off this team is from what the leadership claims they want.

Rapids Get First Home Win In Over 300 Days

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For the first time since April 18th a Colorado game had a winner. For the first time since July 25th 2014 a Colorado game at the Dick ended with Colorado winning! The Rapids continued their streak of only scoring once for a 6th straight game but for the first time since the 4-0 win in Dallas the defense kept a clean sheet for the second win of the season.

Game Preview

Will The Offense Find Their Fireworks?

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Rapids Need To Boom Not Bust
The second half of the season starts tonight with the annual 4th of July party in Commerce City. At least we have one of the remaining two teams we've beaten since last 4th of July as the opponent, the Whitecaps. As always a sellout plus crowd is expected for the game and as always it won't include me as I celebrate my wedding anniversary.

Final Time To See Dallas In 2015

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Hard To Choose Between This And MLS Cup
Barring a playoff matchup (yeah, right) this is our last look at Dallas this year. We've already gotten 4 points off of them in 2 games so this is a good chance to grab some more points. Its really do or die time for the Rapids now and they can't afford not to win home games, especially with this being the second of six games in an 18 day span.

Rapids Face First Intra-State Matchup To Start USOC

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For the first time ever the Rapids will play a competitive match against another Colorado-based team. The USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks make the drive up I-25 for the 4th Round U.S. Open Cup match at the Dick tomorrow at 7pm.

Its always hard to predict how these games will go. Until last year the Rapids seemed to take every opportunity to blow off this competition by playing plenty of reserves and not competing for hosting.

Time To Start Getting Our Cup Back

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I'll Be Happy To Hoist This Again
Oh yeah, its Rocky Mountain Cup time again. The Rapids make their only trip into Utah this year (barring a USOC matchup or an extremely unlikely playoff game) on Sunday to face FaKe SaLt LaKe. FSL is not having a good year and will be missing Rimando and ex-Rapid Beckerman to National Team duty so they are vulnerable.

Colorado Still Winless In Seattle

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You knew it was not going to go our way when Sjoberg was a late scratch due to a stomach bug and Watts started in his place alongside Burling. Sure enough, 15 minutes in, a poor decision by Powers and a bad deflection from Watts led to a Sounders goal and after that the Rapids were chasing the game, badly.

Rapids Try To Do Something They've Never Done

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A Sounder of wild pigs
Namely, win in Seattle. On short rest and on artificial turf Colorado will head to my hometown looking to keep their undefeated road streak alive and hopefully get their first 3 points ever in the Emerald City. In our 10 previous competitive matches played in Seattle (or Tukwila) we've had 1 draw and lost 9, being outscored 25-7.

Rapids Get Going Again After Unexpected Bye Week

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A Wet Week For A Wet Matchup
After the Sporks wimped out on us last week the team has had two weeks of rest before tomorrow night's game against the Whitecaps. Meanwhile Vancouver scored a last minute goal over Edmonton on Wednesday night to progress to the final of the Canadian Championship. Advantage Rapids.

Welcoming The Sporks Back To The West

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A No-Win Scenario For KC?
SPORting Kc is back in the West this season and this will be the Rapids first shot at them as conference rivals since 2004. There was a bit of a rivalry between the Rapids and KC in the first decade of MLS but with Kc moving to the East that's been replaced with Dallas (due to owning them in the playoffs) and FSL (due to northern Utah sucking in general).

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Take Care of Business

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Sporting KC took care of business on Saturday night at Sporting Park against the Colorado Rapids 2-0. The win was an expected result for Kansas City against a Rapids team that currently sits at the bottom of the Western Conference and has won just twice in their last 31 league games.

Early on, KC was able to take the game to the Rapids and could have taken the lead in the fifth minute off a Benny Feilhaber corner, but Chance Myers wasn't able to direct the ball on goal, instead putting it over the net.

Match Day 16 - Maybe We'll Play Colorado this Time

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Sporting KC welcome the Colorado Rapids for the second time this season, and hopefully for the first time this season, the two teams will actually play the game. The last time these two teams were scheduled to meet, the game was canceled and scheduled to be made up at the end of the season. The forecast for this weekend's match up looks better and the two teams should actually take the field this time.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season.

1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski

The wait for Wondo's 100th MLS goal wasn't a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes striker hit the century mark at Levi's Stadium by converting a penalty with a mix of aplomb and ferocity that can only be described as admirable.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season.

1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski

The wait for Wondo's 100th MLS goal wasn't a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes striker hit the century mark at Levi's Stadium by converting a penalty with a mix of aplomb and ferocity that can only be described as admirable.

Sporting KC and Colorado Postponed Due to Weather

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After an hour delay to the start of last night's game, and a forecast that saw more storms move in later in the evening, last night's Sporting KC game against the Colorado Rapids was postponed to a later date.

MLS rules on game postponements state that games that are delayed have to be restarted before 12am local time and must finish before 1am.

Match Day 11: A Game KC Should Have

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Sporting KC welcome the Colorado Rapids to Kansas City for the first time in two years this weekend when the two renew a rivalry that is the most played across all competitions for Kansas City. Tomorrow's game will be the 67th time in all competitions that KC and Colorado have faced off against each other.

Schedule

Rapids @ Houston In USOC

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The USOC draw just happened. As expected the Rapids were in a pod with KC, Dallas, and Houston. We got drawn 4th, which means we're the road team for both rounds. First we're at Houston then if we win we'll be at the Dallas/KC winner.

Rapids To Host USOC 4th Round Game

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Tonight the USSF revealed the draw for the U.S. Open Cup 4th Round. The Rapids were drawn at home(!) against the winner of the 3rd round game between the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Real Monarchs, played in SLC. The Monarchs are FSL's USL reserve team. The Rapids will host the winner on June 16th at 7pm.

Farcical Reschedule For KC-Colorado To Oct. 21st

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Today the teams announced that Saturday's postponed game will be played on Wednesday. Oct 21st at 6:30pm Mountain.

Honestly this whole postponement turned into a comical mess where KC played the Rapids (and presumably the league) to get exactly what they wanted. Almost every MLS postponed game is played the next day.

Game Will Not Be Played Tomorrow

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Official announcements from KC are that the game will not be made up tomorrow. The new date is still to be announced.

Colorado-SporKCs Delayed Due To Lightning

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Tonight's game has been postponed due to lightning in KC. No official word on rescheduling but it appears it will be tomorrow afternoon sometime. I'll update when we get an official announcement.

roster

Greenspan In Denver and I Was Wrong

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First the news of the day. Joseph Greenspan is officially stationed in Denver for the season and will be training with the team. For him to be officially added to the roster though either somebody will need to be cut or, more likely, one of the four players (Alvarez, Berner, Calvert, Newnam) will have to be loaned there as a full-season loan with no ability to recall.

Rapids Get Reinforcements

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Two reinforcements for Colorado today. The big news was the official arrival of our new DP, Kevin Doyle.
By all reports Doyle is now available for selection for any games. His readiness to play, especially at altitude, is still up in the air.
The other piece of news is that Joseph Greenspan has been cleared by the Navy to play in MLS this year.

Player News and Rumors

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Colorado Rapids first match

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We have complete player evaulations from the Portland Timbers dramatic 2 to 1 comeback win over the Colorado Rapids on the road. We have marks for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus marks for the opponent, officials and coaches.

Wild finish with late Jewsbury goal gives Portland Timbers first ever win in Colorado versus Rapids

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With both the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids playing midweek matches before their fixture, you could expect some sluggish efforts. While it started out slow, the Timbers got going first with a first half goal from Gaston Fernandez in the 38th minute. While Colorado nearly stole points with a Sam Cronin goal just before stoppage, Jack Jewsbury rescued the Timbers with a goal late in stoppage to give the Timbers a 2 to 1 win in dramatic fashion.

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers matches versus D.C. United & Colorado

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With the short week and the Portland Timbers struggling with various issues, I take an abbreviated look at the week's matches. I'm trying to keep my wishes for the team simple to help them build forward momentum. I'm still believing beyond reason, but I need to see something more than just unfulfilled potential or near misses.

Rose City Soccer Show - recap TFC match before dual match week

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The latest episode of Rose City Soccer Show is now available, where the crew talks Toronto - the good, the bad, and the ugly - before turning our attention to the busy week of dates. Both matches have importance - D.C. United lead the East but are bringing half their starters, while Colorado has started to find their form with a home win and are currently tied with the Timbers on points in the West.

Real Salt Lake

MLS Scores: 1-0 wins to open Week 13

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Shutouts were the story on Wednesday night in MLS, with all three games ending 1-0 to open Week 13 of the 2015 season. Read More

Breakdown Of 2015 MLS Salaries By Team

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A fascinating new study from Sporting Intelligence and ESPN The Magazine looks at wages across 333 top teams in the world.

What was most interesting for soccer fans here in North America was a look at how the 2015 wages by MLS club looked as that information has not been released to the public yet.

The Rest

CJ Sapong nominated for Etihad Player of the Month

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After a difficult start to the season, Philadelphia Union striker CJ Sapong is redeeming himself on the pitch.

It's not been an easy season for CJ Sapong. In the first game of the season against the Colorado Rapids, the tall, lanky forward was upended by Bobby Burling toward the end of the first half, resulting in a concussion and a zygomatic fracture - he literally broke his face.

Time For A Change

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It is time for a change in coaching in Commerce City. Pablo isn't getting the job done. Some numbers for you:

  • MLS-tying winless streak (18 games)
  • Worst single season run of form in league history (2 pts in 14 games)
  • 2nd worst run of form in 28 games (2 wins)
  • League-record worst home winless streak (11 games)
  • Worst loss in team history, third worst in league history (6-0 @LA)
  • Worst Rocky Mountain Cup loss in series history (5-1 @FSL)
  • Worst scoreless streak in team history, third worst in league history (601 minutes)
That's just the "highlights" of course, there are may other numbers that could be mined out.

D.C. United 2016 Jersey Hint in June? Maybe...

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Some speculation gets realized perhaps?

Via Ryan Brister of Empire of Soccer (give him a follow @ThroughBalls), apparently the 2016 Adidas MLS gear catalog is out in the wild, and well, that sure looks like "Taxation Without Representation" on the neck tape (right column, second down, below the Colorado Rapids), doesn't it?

¡Pappa Maravilla! Sounders domina a Colorado y son los líderes de la MLS

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS 1 0 COLORADO RAPIDS Pappa 16´ Con Obafemi MARTINS de vuelta, se pensó que junto a Clint DEMPSEY la magia volvería a surgir en el CenturyLink Field luego del insípido empate a cero hace cuatro dias contra Sporting Kansas City. Pero el duo mas dañino de la MLS acalló esta noche y [.

Rapids To Face Switchbacks In USOC

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Colorado Springs just eliminated FSL2 1-0 setting up an all Colorado matchup in the U.S. Open Cup 4th round as the Switchbacks will come north to play the Rapids on June 16th.

This also makes it Colorado: 2 - Utah: 0 in the USOC this year after Harpos FC eliminated BYU in the 1st round.