With a combination of gritty defense and relentless attacking, the Colorado Rapids notched a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night to reach the MLS Cup Final in Toronto next week. Central defender Drew Moor cleared the ball with his head 17 times during the game for [...]
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Long after the players and coaches left the training session on Wednesday, Colorado Rapids midfielder Jeff Larentowicz continued to fire free kicks with only the standup artificial wall guys to beat. When he smacked one in the head, it leaned back askew, like a loose yellow tooth. With a final snap that would put Charlie [...]
Gone are the days of MLS exhibition games until late summer when all but the sorriest squads made the playoffs. A spread of nine points or three at this point of the season will add up over the coming months. Into this breach march the undefeated LA Galaxy, who visit Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night in a pivotal game that could have wide-ranging effects on the Western Conference race. ASN’s Pat Shea spoke to coach Gary Smith and midfielder Wells Thompson on the eve of the match.
If someone tells Claudio Lopez, “You’re not in Kansas anymore,” he’ll say, “Yes I am” (or “Si, esta aqui.”). The Colorado Rapids will face the Kansas City Wizards twice in a few days this week, and Lopez will likely see some action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contest on Tuesday. Colorado head coach [...]
With a combination of new personnel, rejuvenated injured players, and matured mainstays, the Colorado Rapids played solid last Friday to beat Chivas USA 1-0 at the Home Depot Center. Tomorrow afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park they hope to do the same against the Chicago Fire. The team’s newest signing is unlikely to be in the lineup, however.
With two games remaining in the MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas are on the cusp of qualifying for the playoffs. If the Rapids prevail with a victory over Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on Saturday night (6:30 p.m. kickoff, MT), FC Dallas fans and players will want to know the outcome [...]
The Colorado Rapids travel to Kansas City to face the Wizards at 6:30 p.m. (MT) on Saturday night at Community/America Ballpark. Following their second consecutive 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes, the Rapids are looking to hold on to a shot at the playoffs. With a potential 12 points to gain in the final [...]
In the MLS ESPN2 Game of the Week last Friday, the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes drew to a 1-1 tie in San Jose. The same two teams square off on Wednesday, once again in prime time [7:30 PM MT - Altitude Sports] but this time they play in Commerce City, Colorado.
If the MLS season is winding down like a chess game, the Colorado Rapids are positioning for a post-season checkmate. Hosting Colorado on Friday night, the San Jose Earthquakes have lost the queen, the rooks, the bishops… actually, only the king remains for the Earthquakes to string together a fairy tale winning streak and make [...]
Toronto FC head to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City this Saturday night for the first of two games against the Rapids (8:00 kickoff). Following a closely fought 0-0 showing in Seattle, Toronto rides into town on the back of MLS Save of the Week winner Stefan Frei. The teams will face each other [...]