COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The games have come fast and furious for the Colorado Rapids in the past six weeks, and there’s certainly no relief in sight this time around either.
Following Friday night’s 1-0 defeat to the LA Galaxy in California, the Rapids flew back to Colorado to prepare quickly for their CONCACAF Champions League Group B game against Santos Laguna of Mexico on Tuesday (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer).
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — It may be a coincidence that the recent good form of the Colorado Rapids reserve players comes on the heels of a hectic MLS and CONCACAF Champions League schedule for the first team. But Brett Jacobs, head coach of the Rapids Reserves team, it's no coincidence.
Scott Palguta probably wouldn’t have chosen to spend his 29th birthday in stifling heat of Honduras developing leg cramps, but he’ll take it. Neither he nor the rest of the Rapids were unhappy with picking up a point in the team’s first ever CONCACAF Champions League game in a foreign country, ending the night with a 1-1 draw at Real España.
The Colorado Rapids almost made it a perfect seven for seven for MLS clubs in CONCACAF Champions League group-stage play, but had to be content with a 1-1 tie at Real España in Honduras after the home side pinched a late equalizer on Tuesday night.
Julio Rodríguez volleyed in a spectacular shot in the 88th minute after Kosuke Kimura failed to clear with a header. The Uruguayan’s goal answered a first-half from Jeff Larentowicz for the Rapids.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (August 22, 2011) - As you're watching the Rapids' Champions League match against Real Espana on Tuesday night (8pm MT, Fox Soccer), come back to this page and join us for an unprecented online chat as we discuss the game and provide a unique perpsective brings fans 'closer' to the team in Honduras.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (August 22, 2011) - The Colorado Rapids landed at San Pedro Sula International Airport in Honduras at 6:55 pm local time on Tuesday, some 11 hours after departing Denver earlier in the day.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — After the team’s 2-2 draw with Chivas USA on Saturday, Colorado Rapids assistant coach Steve Guppy’s main priority became handing out well-organized files with DVDs to all his players ahead of their CONCACAF Champions League matchup against Real España in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Tuesday (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer).
Commerce City, Colo. (August 22, 2011) - It was an early morning for the 19 players and nine members of the staff Monday as they met at Dick's Sporting Goods Park at 5:45 am before leaving for Denver International Airport to begin the long journey to Honduras. The Rapids play their second Group B match of the Champions League against Honduran Apertura champion Real España on Tuesday, August 23 at Estadio Morazan in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.