Rapids Podcast: Players to make good use of the break

Eight games to go and playoff push resumes after a much-needed rest

The Colorado Rapids have a weekend off from MLS action, before returning to face Sporting KC at Sporting Park on August 31 (6.30pm MT, Altitude), in what is their final regular season game against an Eastern Conference side.

In Rapids Podcast #21, presented by the club's play-by-play announcer, Richard Fleming, four Rapids players - Edson Buddle, Dillon Powers, Nick LaBrocca and Shane O'Neill - talk of the win over Vancouver, the push for the playoffs, and much more.

Buddle discusses competition for places, just weeks after the arrival of Gabriel Torres and Vicente Sanchez. Powers had a wry smile on his face as he was asked about being a leading contender in the 'MLS Rookie of the Year' category.

"It's all about the team, now," the rookie said. "I've learned from college that a team's success will lead to the individual's success and accolades."

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