Mastroeni presents Pareja the game ball

Mastroeni present Pareja match ball after opening day win

Oscar Pareja fist pump after winning coaching debut, March 10, 2012

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

After the Rapids 2-0 win over Columbus on opening day - in the coaching debut of Oscar Pareja - team captain Pablo Mastroeni brought Pareja in the locker room and presented him the game-winning ball on behalf of the entire team.

"The first one is white," said Mastroeni of the ball. "At the end of the year it's going to be silver."

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