San Salvador, El Salvador (September 29, 2011) – There exist many inspirational and motivational phrases that speak to people’s character, overcoming challenges, and dealing with adversity. But it’s not always easy to think of them off the top of your head. However, after spending the last three days with the Colorado Rapids in El Salvador, I will always remember seeing these traits right in front of me.
I’ll also remember the Case of the Missing Cleats, but that comes later.
Colorado Rapids Assistant Coach Steve Guppy
On the result:
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The Colorado Rapids pulled off a 3-1 victory in El Salvador on Wednesday night against Isidro Metapán to keep their CONCACAF Champions league hopes very much alive.
With practically a reserve side, the Rapids bolted into second place in Group B after an upset 3-1 victory at Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez. With the victory, Colorado leapfrogged Metapán into second place in the Group B table with seven points.
Metapan, El Salvador (September 28, 2011) - The Rapids are in El Salvador tonight to face Isidro Metapan in a must-win Group B Champions League (8 pm MT, live stream on CONCACAF.com and taped delay at 10:30 pm on Fox Soccer). We'll be at Estadio Municipal Jorge El Calero Suarez in Metapan hoping to get Internet access and chat with fans live, bringing you even closer to the match.
Colorado Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith
On the team that is traveling to El Salvador:
You can see that there’s a cutting edge to the group. There’s four forwards in the group, and we have some experience in players like Tyrone Marshall, Wells Thompson, and Scott Palguta, who has played a decent role in the first team over the last two or three season. There are guys in the group that have had not only first team experience, but are very talented guys
San Salvador, El Salvador (September 27, 2011) - Here's the good news: the Colorado Rapids control their own destiny to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. And the bad news: they'll be eliminated if they lose to Isidro Metapan on Wednesday night in El Salvador.
Commerce City, Colo. (September 27, 2011) - The Colorado Rapids are set to depart for El Salvador on Tuesday afternoon to face Isidro Metapan Wednesday night in the second to last match of Champions League Group B match play. Tyrone Marshall, Omar Cummigns, Wells Thompson, Scott Palguta, and Mac Kandji lead a group of 17 players that will seek to keep the club's hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals alive.
The Colorado Rapids take on Santos Laguna tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park at 8:00pm MT. If you are not able to make it out to the match, chat live with the Rapids and other fans throughout the game.