The defense will need to do this to 2012 MVP Wondolowski After a week of the Rapids are back in action at the Dick tomorrow, facing San Jose. The Earthquakes also had last weekend off, and took the down time as an opportunity for the team and coach Frank Yallop to go their separate ways. So Colorado will be facing a team under new management, with this being Mark Watson's first game in charge.
Yep, more MLS Cup victory photos :D Regular playoff foe Dallas makes its way north to face Colorado tomorrow. The Rapids have not lost in 5 games and only once int he last nine and hope to keep that roll going. In honor of Dallas' visit, brisket at the tailgate tomorrow. Kickoff is at 7pm so the tailgate starts at 4.
The Rapids left today for Orlando for their 3rd Round U.S. Open Cup match against Orlando City SC tomorrow. We know that Dillon Powers, Tony Cascio, Clint Irwin, and Nick LaBrocca are travelling thanks to Chris Bianchi but the rest of the travel roster has not been revealed. Game time tomorrow is 5:30pm MDT.
TRAP! The Rapids are back home for a 3 game home stand, interrupted for the international weekend on June 8th. A sell-out crowd is expected tomorrow to see Colorado take on Chivas USA. A sell-out mainly because of a massive tournament weekend on the field complex at the Dick, so plan accordingly when it comes to parking.
The Rapids will rely on their own Young Punks tomorrow The relation of the image and title to tomorrow's game is left up to the reader to figure out, though if you've read this blog for more than a year you should already know. The Rapids are in Norther California tomorrow to face the Earthquakes.
Colorado played perhaps its most complete game of the season as they picked up a solid win in Columbus for the first time since 2004. The Rapids got on the board early of a long clearance from Irwin that Buddle headed to Mwanga. Danny saw Harris in the box and chipped it to him. He was able to flick it into Buddle's path and Edson settled it and beat the keeper far post for a 1-0 lead after 8 minutes.
Ohio During The War of 1812 200 years ago next month the War of 1812 started. Prior to the U.S. actually declaring war, forces gathered around Dayton, Ohio in May in preparation. 200 years later, just down I-70, the forces of the Rapids will gather in Columbus to face the Crew tomorrow. Kickoff is at 5:30pm MDT on Altitude.
Maple-Drizzled Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs at the tailgate One of our annual invasions from Canada this week as Toronto comes to down for the only meeting of the year. TFC had a mid-week game in Canada's version of the U.S. Open Cup, where they lost 6-0 to their rivals from Montreal. So they're either going to be ready to put a beat down on the Rapids or completely whipped and ready to slink home.
Water and Electricity Don't Mix Sorry for the lack of anything but previews/reviews lately. big project at work finally finished today so I'll hopefully have more brain cycles to dedicate to writing. Look for a post either tomorrow or early next week about this year's USA Pro Challenge route.
Sunday the Rapids are in Houston to face one half of the former C+C Goal Factory, Omar Cummings, and the rest of the Dynamo.
Trap Game! Tomorrow the Sounders are in town to play the Rapids. As long time readers of this blog know, games against Seattle hold a added importance to me due to it being my hometown and a number of my family members (Hi Anthony!, Hi Rob!) who are Sounders season ticket holders. Game time tomorrow is at 4pm so the tailgate starts at 1pm with a double-theme of fish tacos and munchies.
Hopefully we leave the goats all wet Tomorrow night the Rapids are back in LA-LA land, this time to face Chivas USA. Chivas are one of the big surprises of the season,. being much better than people expected. Game time tomorrow is a late 8:30pm, and this is the one game this year that starts on Altitude 2.
This is the year we get it back The second of three Rocky Mountain Cup matches today! After a 1-1 draw on the West side of the mountains the Rapids have their best chance in a couple of years to claim the Cup with two home games remaining. The winner tonight will take a huge step to winning the 2013 Cup.
This might be a more accurate badge for this team Looks like we might have some nice weather for a game at the Dick for the first time this season. That's about the limit of the good news as the beat up Rapids host the Timbers tomorrow. With as many as 7 starters missing from the lineup it will be a very different team that takes the field for the home side Saturday.
A bit different than what we're seeing in Colorado After an epic game at the Dick last night (more on that later) the Rapids are in LA tonight to face the Galaxy. This isn't the same Galaxy as Old Spice has gone to Paris, PrimaDonnanvan is still on walkabout, and Robbie Keane is off with the Irish Nats.
My wife went to Walt Disney World and all I got was this lousy cold bug she brought back. Started knocking me out on Monday afternoon, completely laid me flat through Thursday, and yesterday I managed to put together 8 hours of actual work so my projects for the people who pay me didn't fall too far behind.
Gulp! That's the forecast for Commerce City tomorrow leading up to kickoff. The National Weather Service is expecting blowing snow and blizzard conditions east of I-25 tomorrow afternoon with 8-13 inches of snow by the end of the storm tomorrow evening/night. Their Winter Storm Warning from 2am-5pm tomorrow warns of hazardous driving conditions and states that people should only travel in an emergency and if they do travel they should take food, water, and a flashlight with them to be safe.
Never gets old, does it? We're finally here, kickoff of the 2013 season. The journey starts in our playoff home away from home, Dallas. Both teams have undergone a number of changes in the offseason, so its hard to get a read on either team. It should be entertaining if nothing else. Kickoff tomorrow is at 6:30pm MST and the game is on Altitude.
Unfortunately, failure was an option this year One last game to wrap up the 2012 season tomorrow. Houston is in town for our only look at them this year. They have playoff positioning to play for, while the Rapids will need a win if Portland wins earlier in the day to avoid being passed for 7th in the West (though getting passed would give us a better draft pick).
Not quite time to flip to 2013 yet Yes, being eliminated from the playoffs followed by an international break did make it feel like the season was over, but there are still 2 games left. The first one is tomorrow night in LA against the Under-A-Chivas. Chivas has been outscored 9-1 in their last 3 games so they're reeling more than we are.
Colorado Rapids "Shin Spanking" from Brent Ramsey on Vimeo. Old Rapids commercial. RIP Mooch. Tomorrow the Rapids do something they haven't done in at least 11 years. Prepare for and play a game after being eliminated from playoff contention. The last time the Rapids were eliminated prior to their final game day was possibly 2001 (hard to tell with the rest of the season being wiped out due to the 9/11 attacks) and before that the only other time it happened was the inaugural year in 1996.
Whitecaps - Rapids; Wettest Game In MLS Tomorrow night Colorado is in Vancouver to face the whitecaps. A loss all but officially eliminated the Rapids from the playoffs (if they aren't at that point already). A loss by the Whitecaps doesn't eliminate them, but if they can't beat the Rapids at home they don't have much of a chance.
No Spice for the Galaxy tomorrow The Rapids are out in LA-LA land to face the Galaxy. David Beckham is questionable and not expected to play, so a bit of a break for Colorado. Donovan will be coking back from injury and should be available. Meanwhile the Rapids are as healthy as they're going to be this season.
Maybe Turbo and Ozone can help us... Due to being in Portland for the weekend,
this will be a combined game review, such as it was, and game preview. Though there really isn't
anything to review, due tot he nature of the game and the fact that I was seeing it in person from
a lousy seat there isn't much to talk about.
Hopefully a good metaphor for the Timbers after the game The Rapids head for the
Rose City on Friday night to face the Timbers, a team they have never lost to. Portland, of course,
is where long-time Rapids fan favorite Kosuke Kimura was traded to and I'm sure he's going to want
to show Colorado what they're missing.
Ah, the Clash Back to the main point of this blog. Things don't get easier for the
Rapids as their at the Supporters Shield leading Earthquakes tomorrow night. Not an easy place to
turn things around. Game time tomorrow is 8:30pm on Altitude, so go out and enjoy the bike race in
Golden, Boulder, or areas in-between, get a good dinner, and settle down for some soccer.
Maybe some roasted goat at the tailgate? The Under-A-Chivas are in town tomorrow
coming off a beat down at the hands of the LA Galaxy. The Rapids really need to pick up home points
to have any playoff chance at all, so this is almost a must-win game. Game time tomorrow is 7pm, so
the tailgate starts at 5.
Yep, still using this pic :D The Rapids are in Dallas tomorrow, aka DSG Park South
(at least in the playoffs). Two teams that have fallen greatly since they met almost two years ago
in Toronto for MLS Cup. Dallas is in worse shape than we are though, needing a miracle to even
sniff the playoffs while if the Rapids can get hot over the next 5 games, 4 of which are against
teams out of the playoffs, they can be back in the picture.
Andrew Jackson and Company take on the British 200 years ago this year the War of
1812 started. On Christmas Eve 1814 the Treaty of Ghent, ending hostilities, was signed. Due to the
slow pace of communication in the 1800's New Orleans didn't find out about the treaty until after
the Americans defended the city from the British on January 8th, 1815.
As much as I love the Rapids, this will be my sporting obsession for now So the
Rapids have one more chance to get a meaningful win this month, being 0-0-5 so far. Tomorrow the
Sounders are back for their first game in Colorado since the Steve Zakuani incident, and hopefully
he'll be playing.
It would be nice not to lose this tomorrow At this point the last thing the Rapids
probably want to do is play a game. On top of the horrible events in Aurora last night the team had
to change its plans for today. Originally the team was scheduled to fly straight from Toronto to
Salt Lake City but they stopped in Denver today for the funeral of Marisa Colaiano.
Second game in a row I can use this pic :D We go from facing our opposition in MLS
Cup to playing at the location of MLS Cup. Unfortunately the Rapids have lost every game they've
ever played in Toronto other than MLS Cup. Much like Seattle, Toronto appears unbeatable at home,
at least by us.
I'll take any excuse to use this picture :D Yes, our favorite MLS Cup losers, FC
Dallas, are in town tomorrow night. As far as I know Daniel "Real Championship" Hernandez will be
with them so be sure to give him your love. Dallas just today traded with Toronto for Designated
Player Julian de Guzman so it will be interesting to see if he's with the team tomorrow and if he
plays at all.
In climbing, everything above 26,000 feet is the Death Zone In 6 competitive games
in Seattle (4 in MLS, 2 in USOC). the Rapids have lost 6 times, scoring 4 goals and allowing 16.
Tomorrow the Rapids will enter their Death Zone again as they're in my hometown for a late game.
Both teams are coming off of 4th of July games, Seattle was held to a scoreless draw in Sandy.
The burning of York 200 years ago the U.S. fought the War of 1812 against Britain,
mainly in British-held Canada. As part of the war the American forces burned York. Tonight the
Rapids will try to recreate the victory over Canada by beating the Vancouver Whitecaps on
Felled logs floating down river Last year we opened the season with a 3-1 home win
over Portland, our opponents tomorrow night. We later beat them 1-0 with a favorable non-offside
call in Portland. Tomorrow we hope to keep that streak going with another win. Kickoff tomorrow is
The Dynamo fell to the Union 3-1 in an ugly display of soccer.
It's that time of year and we're in that kind of place where the introduction to each game preview will sound similar - something about the playoffs, getting three points, digging deep, yada yada yada. Well, welcome to the game preview for the Houston Dynamo against the Philadelphia Union.
It's that time of year and we're in that kind of place where the introduction to each game preview will sound similar - something about the playoffs, getting three points, digging deep, yada yada yada. Well, welcome to the game preview for the Houston Dynamo against the Philadelphia Union. Houston heads up north to face the struggling Union looking to maintain pace with the rest of the Eastern Conference in the playoff race.
I have been long overdue for a hat trick/QOTD article, so I am pulling one out of the closet,
dusting it off, and busting it out. For those unfamiliar with what this is, I pick 3 topics
(usually Fire related but not always), do an analysis on each, and then come up with a poll
We will have a 3 questions exchange coming up this weekend, as well as our normal game preview
Never Doubt The Bruce The Travelling Galaxy Road Show is in town on Sunday, possibly including Old Spice for only the 3rd time in his MLS career. A win by Vancouver on Saturday and anything but a win in this game will officially eliminate the Rapids from the playoffs. Even if both teams win, there's still only a thin margin for error the rest of the way.
Live at 7:30 p.m. on KDOC (English), KWHY (Spanish) This is a big game in Carson as the standings
suggest and Staff Writer Phil Collin points out in his game preview even if the likely dismal
attendance won't reflect its status, which I suspect has a lot to do with