(For all the latest stats leaders board and standings from the MLS Reserve Division visit the Official MLS Reserve Division webpage by CLICKING HERE).
Led by Rapids Assistant Coach Steve Trittschuh the Rapids Reserve squad have compiled more wins than any other team in the league and currently sit atop the table with 24 points from an 8-3-0 record.
The Rapids Reserves' final match of the season is this Sunday Oct. 8 vs. the NY Red Bulls Reserves in Broomfield; with a win the Rapids Reserves could finish with a maximum of 27 points on the season.
The Rapids Reserves can claim the trophy outright on Sunday with a win against NY. They will also be crowned champions with a tie or loss coupled with a Kansas City tie or loss (in the event of a tie in the two teams' total amount of points the Rapids Reserves own the tiebreaker against KC thanks to their 1-0 victory over them earlier this season.)
The Kansas City Wizards Reserves (currently sitting at 23 points) are the only team still able to compete with the Rapids Reserves in the hunt for the second annual Reserve Division championship. Kansas City can win the championship with a win coupled with a Rapids Reserves loss or tie on Sunday.
This year defender Stephen Keel has been the only player to appear in every minute of every game for the Rapids Reserve squad. The Colorado native has also scored two game-winning goals this year from his position in the center of the defense.
The Rapids Reserves' final match of 2006 is scheduled for Sunday October 8 at 10 a.m. and will be played at Broomfield County Commons Park which is located at 13000 Sheridan Boulevard. As always the Reserve game is free to attend and open to the public so make plans now to come down and attend the final Rapids Reserve match of 2006; who knows you might see a championship trophy presentation!