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.
The energy was booming in Dicks Sporting Goods Field in anticipation of the home opener for the Colorado Rapids, Sunday. Fans were beating drums, singing and cheering.
Though the energy level was invigorating; the game was somewhat of a disappointment. The expected "W" for the Rapids became their second loss of the season.
The Philadelphia Union defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Sunday with a late goal from Jack McInerney at Dicks' Sporting Goods Park. The match was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed due to a blizzard. For a second straight [...]
Here's the travel roster:
Goalkeepers: Matt Pickens, Stew Ceus, *Jimmy Maurer, *Clint Irwin
Defenders: Drew Moor, Diego Calderon, Chris Klute, Anthony Wallace, Marvell Wynne, *Kory Kindle
Midfielders: Pablo Mastroeni, Hendry Thomas, Nick LaBrocca, Tony Cascio, Brian Mullan, Shane O'Neill, Martin Rivero, Dillon Serna, Nathan Sturgis, Dillon Powers, *Jamie Smith
Forwards: Andre Akpan, Deshorn Brown, Kamani Hill, Atiba Harris, *Cesar Romero
* not under contract
Dropped from the last camp roster we had:
* = Unsigned Supplemental draftee
^ = Unsigned trialist
GK: Joel Helmick^
DF; Marcello Castro*, Brenton Griffiths*, Luke Vercollone^
MF: Davy Armstrong, Jaime Castrillon, Kevin Harbottle, Machael David*, Carlos Diaz^
FW: Edson Buddle, Charles Eloundou, Stefano Souza Pinho*
Buddle, Castrillon, and Eloundou are expected, the first two injured and the latter with the Cameroon Nats.
The Colorado Rapids continued to dismantle any of the remaining value of the MLS Cup-winning side of 2010, shipping Jeff Larentowicz to the Chicago Fire for cash, a draft choice and an international roster spot.
Larentowicz, the consummate professional during his three years in Colorado, thanked the team for the opportunity as he departed for the Windy City.
Sébastien Le Toux got his wish. On Thursday, the New York Red Bulls traded the 28-year-old Frenchman back to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for 22-year-old Costa Rican striker Josué Martínez and allocation money. Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh [...]
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Their Words "I'm honored to continue representing the Rapids and the state of Colorado." Colorado Rapids midfielder Pablo Mastroeni. Other Sources BOCANEGA CLOSE TO RETURNING FROM HAMSTRING INJURY - from Soccer by Ives: Bocanegra admitted that he nearly made a move to Major League Soccer this past summer.
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.
Today the Rapids announced the rumored signing of Honduran midfielder Hendry Thomas. Thomas is 27
years old and has played for Olympia in Honduras and Wigan in the EPL. He spent the last 3 seasons
in England getting 55 appearances before falling out of favor with the current coaching staff.
Looking at descriptions from Wigan fans Hendry appears to be a player in the same mold as Pablo
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
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.
Saturday's match at Colorado will be the final meeting between the Sounders and the Rapids. KONG
6/16 will broadcast the match with typical Spanish language and radio coverage as well. The two
sides are nearly completely opposite in form. Where the Colorado Rapids have lost five straight
(OK, they beat Swansea), the Seattle Sounders are in a stretch of four unbeaten, though with only
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.
Not that we'll miss him but today the Rapids waived Harrison Henao and he'll return to the team we
loaned him from. On a worse note, Pablo Mastroeni was placed back on the Disabled List due to his
concussion symptoms, which means he's out at least the next 6 games. The soonest he could play is
against San Jose on August 25th but I think we have to accept that while we might see him have one
last token sub appearance his career is essentially done at this point.
By FRANCO PANIZO
Pablo Mastroeni's season has been plagued by injuries and he has been forced to spectate in all
but two of the Colorado Rapids' games this year.
Well, Mastroeni's spell on the sidelines won't be coming to a close anytime soon.
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.
Rapid's comeback falls short in Steve Zakuani's return to the pitch after being injured against
Colorado 15 months ago.
Sounder's Setup Sigi Schmid decided to place Freddie Montero on the bench and start Eddie
Johnson as a lone striker.
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 True Clash
The Rapids defense is going to have to Clampdown on the team
formally known as the Clash order to get a win tomorrow night. Our first mid-week home game of the
season will probably result in a smaller but hopefully no less vocal crowd. Despite that the
tailgate will go on as normal with a 5:30 start.
River whitecaps are better than ocean ones
When the Rapids face the Whitecaps you
know that somebody's getting soaked. In the first of our 3 meetings against them the Rapids make a
trip to the Great White North. The Rapids have never lost in Vancouver (all of one game) while
they've never won in Toronto when facing Toronto, so western Canada is much more favorable to us.
I'm French! Why do think I have this outrageous accent!
Before I get started I want to point out that the full list of MLS salaries were released today.
I'll have a full write-up later this weekend but I figured some people might want to take a
Our only look at this year's expansion team, the Montreal Impact, comes tomorrow night at the Dick.
After a disastrous midweek game in DC Colorado is back at home against Sporting KC. Kansas City is
on a 3 game slide after winning their first 7 to start the season. There's a big tailgate for this
one as Kansas City usually brings a good crown. we're doing a BBQ tailgate and the KC fans are
bringing authentic KC BBQ sauce.
Our finest moment in DC
After what felt like a extremely long 10 days off Colorado is back in action tomorrow night in DC.
The center of power hasn't been kind to the Rapids historically, with last year producing only our
3rd ever win in the District. This season a beat up burgundy side makes the trip with 4 major
starters unlikely to start.
May 10, 2012
Next week will mark the six weeks that you were going to be out with concussion symptoms prior
to re-evaluation from the medical staff. Hopefully the headaches and sleepless nights that haunted
you after the March 10 season opener are gone.
Even if they are gone and you come through the medical evaluation with flying colors, your
decision should be a simple one.
Need I say more? ;)
A quick turnaround from our trip to Boston sends us to Dallas tomorrow for a rematch of our MLS Cup
victory. As good as the Rapids have been in Dallas in the postseason they've struggled in the
regular season. With this being the 3rd game in 8 days we'll probably see some tired legs.
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (July 19, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Thursday's column, Tony puts
Landon Donovan's most recent career achievement into perspective before asking about a Player of
the Week winner and Pablo Mastroeni's injury situation. How many players in MLS history have
recorded 100 goals and 100 assists during their time in the League?
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (June 5, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Tony continues to look at what
Major League Soccer is doing about concussions before updating us on the good and the bad from the
MLS Reserve League. Following up on Thursday's question about Pablo Mastroeni and concussions, what
is involved in the MLS concussion guidelines?
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (May 31, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Thursday's column, Tony
registers the number of completed passes for Michael Bradley against Scotland, checks in on Pablo
Mastroeni's recovery from concussions, and finds Sporting Kansas City's local advantage. How many
passes did Michael Bradley complete against Scotland this past weekend?
More on Le Toux's return to the Union. Seba press conference at 10am. Re-Entry process today at 3:30pm. Reading United players 2 of 3 Hermann Trophy finalists. Help Kick Hunger on Saturday. More news.
Back at it after 2008. Michael Bradley had hair. The US played on the counterattack. They had
Heath Pearce at left back and Pablo Mastroeni getting stuck-in centrally.
Big test game for the States.
Line-ups for this one shortly.
Boca circa 2008.
Today US Soccer announced which city will be hosting the USA's third and final home game of this
round of qualifying against Guatemala. The USA will be coming back to Kansas City and Livestrong
Sporting Park for the game on October 16th. It'll be the third time the USA has played in Kansas
City, the second World Cup qualifier, and the second time at Livestrong Sporting Park.