The Seattle Soundershad won theirlast four home matches but on Saturday night in front of41,028 at CenturyLink Field, the Colorado Rapids went on the road and, like they have all season, found a way to get the result.
The visiting Rapids converted their only shot on goal and walked away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Axel Sjoberg's first-half header.
The MLS Player's Union released the list of player salaries as of May 15. Notable names over MLS include salaries for Tim Howard ($2,100,000 base compensation) and Jermaine Jones ($600,000) of the Colorado Rapids, recently acquired New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara ($1,000,000) and once almost-D.
While the ramifications of the Kei Kamara trade were felt throughout MLS, the two teams involved in the deal for the star striker earned positive results in their first games since the transaction was completed.
Utlilizing Kamara for the first time, the New England Revolution toppled the Chicago Fire, 2-0, on Saturday, while the Crew emerged with a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids.
After a decadeof faithful, shouty service at Everton,the end of the season will see Tim Howard mosey off into the sunset as heprepares to make the final Quantum Leap back home to MLS with the Colorado Rapids.
Understandably, it's all been a bit of a wrench for the 37-year-old goalkeeper, who decided to say farewell tohis adopted Evertonian family by way of an emotional open letter.
The Colorado Rapids continued their shocking run atop MLS, while the Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew combined to provide one of the season's most action-packed matches. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:
Orlando City played the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw in a match with a combined eight yellows and on red card.
Not too many people saw this coming. Nine weeks into the 2016 MLS season, and the Colorado Rapids sit atop the Supporters' Shield standings. Tied on points with Real Salt Lake, the Rapids will look to remain unbeaten for a fifth consecutive game on Saturday.
The Rocky Mountain Cup is on line at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, as an RSL team that has looked strong on both ends of the field faces off against a Rapids team that has excelled as of late (9 p.
It's always frustrating when many good performances don't add up to a win, or even a goal. These players know the fans expect more, but it's hard to point to a really bad outing for any of the Sounders in their loss to Colorado. While no Sounder made your jaw drop, there was plenty of attacking play to be excited about, and Jermaine Jones was effectively contained in the midfield.
JOEtv is carrying Saturday's 7 PM game. Prepare yourself.
For all the woes of the Seattle Sounders in 2016, at least they are a respectable 4-2-0 +3 at home. Two of those losses were back during the opening season's poor stretch. Recently they are 4-0-0 +5, with only Philly scoring against them.
May 18th, 1980 The anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption isn't exactly celebrated in the Pacific NW but it is certainly remembered and has been adopted by some as Cascadia Day. The Rapids head into a place where they've only ever one one game in their history tomorrow, the good news is that it was the most recent game that they won.
The reason this preview is late One more game in this busy week. Tonight the Rapids are in Columbus facing the newly branded Crew. Columbus has had a busy week of its own as a locker room meltdown led to the trade of Kei Kamara, who tied Giovinco for the most goals in the league last season. So we're going to see what kind of mental shape the Crew are in tonight.
Sporking KC is in town Another quick turnaround this week as KC comes into Commerce City tomorrow night. They're on a bad run of results that was started with the win we got in KC a few weeks ago. Since then they haven't won and they've had trouble scoring. Meanwhile the Rapids haven't lost since that win in KC and have found their scoring touch.
In the Kilauea Iki caldera, in honor of our hot start Well the reason I've been quiet since the game preview two weeks ago was a trip to Hawai'i. I thought I'd be able to do short updates during the trip but we were pretty busy. I'll have a look back at Seattle and Montreal next week. Tonight though we look forward to FSL and the Rocky Mountain Cup game tomorrow night.
It's Rivalry Week in MLS which means the Seattle Sounders are hosting a team that could be called, at best, their 10th biggest rival. Ismail Elfath is the center referee in the Saturday night (7 PM, JOEtv) match. The Rapids are currently 7-2-3 +6 and are 1st in the Shield standings. They only have a single win on the road in six games played.
Marshall left Wednesday's training session early with unspecified injury, did not train on Thursday
Heading into Saturday's home match against the Colorado Rapids, the Seattle Sounders hope to earn a much different result than that of Week 7's 3-1 loss in Colorado. Head coach Sigi Schmid recognized the threat that the Rapids present to the Sounders: "I think it'll be a good game, obviously Colorado is on top of the table in the West.
The Rapids dragged their way through the game on Saturday night on Columbus, doing just enough to extend their undefeated streak to seven games. This included maybe the worst half the team has played this season and a number of players looking dead on their feet by the end of the game. Luckily the team has a full week off before heading for Seattle.
From USAToday Well it was very much a mid-week/short rest MLS game but the Rapids found another way to win it. This time it was Dillon Serna off the bench that found the winner. If you remember a few games ago in KC it was Serna's bomb after coming off the bench that rebounded off the crossbar to Gashi to finish that resulted in the winner over KC.
A stellar defensive effort combined with enough offense to break through has put the Rapids on top of MLS with a 1-0 win. They also took control of the RMC race, now with a win or a draw in the final game in August the Cup will stay in Colorado. General Impressions:
The first rematch of this season is upon us. Since RSL came from behind in Salt Lake City to knock off the Dynamo they've played only one opponent; a 1-0 loss to league leaders the Colorado Rapids. Though the loss sent them down the ranks of the western conference RSL is one of the many teams challenging to be the best in MLS.
Sporting Kansas City head coach, Peter Vermes did not mince words after Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Vermes laid into his team in a post game interview about their lack of effort of certain players and their intensity of the field. He hinted at changes coming for the next game, changes he couldn't necessarily make against Houston because of players getting tired.
Sporting KC were unable to stop their current skid and extended their winless streak to seven games with a 1-0 loss against the Colorado Rapids. Making four changes to the lineup that lost 2-0 on the weekend, including club captain and vice captain Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, along with the team's reigning MVP Benny Feilhaber, as Peter Vermes hoped to find a way to end the club's run without a win.
Adrian Hanauer spent the first half of the Rapids game in the Brougham End.
Even before Saturday's disheartening loss to the Colorado Rapids, this has been an emotionally taxing week for the Seattle Sounders organization. A season that has sometimes felt full of loud and public disagreements between the front office and fans added another chapter when Emerald City Supporters strongly opposed a sponsor "activation" meant to mimic tifo production.
In a move that was very much against the run of play, the Colorado Rapids went up late in the first half via an Axel Sjoberg header from a corner kick by former Sounder Marc Burch. Before the goal, the Rapids hadn't had a shot on target out of three total shots.
Two pieces of news today. We'll start with the small stuff first. The 4th round U.S. Open Cup draw was held today and it was determined that the Rapids will host the winner of the game on June 1st in Arizona between Arizona United and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, both USL teams. The game will be sometime between June 14th and 16th.