MLS Playoffs

Oscar Pareja's defensive gamble fails to pay dividends in the Colorado Rapids' disappointing elimination

Coach's decision to replace veteran Wynne with little-used Mera not enough to plug holes
Gamble Not Enough
Defensive Shift

Eddie Johnson shoots on Clint Irwin

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Colorado Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja went all-in with a  defensive shift for Wednesday’s Western Conference Knockout Round Match. But his riverboat gamble wasn’t enough to keep the Rapids from suffering a 2-0 season-ending defeat to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.

MLS Cup Playoff Match Stats: Rapids-Sounders

Physical game saw 36 fouls called, six cautions and one ejection
Match Stats: COL-SEA
Match Stats

Atiba Harris vs Seattle

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Match Stats

Seattle Sounders FC   Colorado Rapids
14 Attempts on Goal 7
4 Shots on Target 2
8 Shots off Target 3

MLS Cup Playoff Match Recap: Colorado 0, Seattle 2

Goals from USMNT players Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson sink Rapids, Sounders advance to Semis
Recap: COL 0, SEA 2
Match Recap

Martin Rivero vs Seattle

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders are headed for a mouthwatering rivalry showdown after booking a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference Knockout Round, thanks to strikes on either side of halftime from Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson.

Watch: Colorado sports teams behind the Rapids in the MLS Cup Playoffs

Broncos, Nuggets, Avs, and Mammoth send their support to the Rapids for playoff run
Colorado Teams Behind the Rapids
Playoff Support

Playoffs in any sports see a city completely get behind their teams, and Colorado is no different.

Leading the support for the Colorado Rapids are pro athletes from the other teams in town, with members of the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Mammoth giving the team shout outs ahead of Wednesday's Playoff match in Seattle.

MLS Cup Playoff Preview: Colorado at Seattle, Oct. 30

Rapids, Sounders kick off the post-season in the Western Conference Knockout Match
Match Preview
Match Preview

CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 30, 2013 (MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round)
Pre-Game show at 8:00 p.m. MT on Altitude 2; match on NBC SN in non-Altitude TV markets

DirecTV: 682 HD | Dish Network: 448 / 9518 HD | Comcast (Denver) 105 / 948 HD

Optimism & Revenge: Colorado's recent rout of Seattle has advantages for both teams

Pareja and Schmid have different perspectives ahead of Playoff match following last meeting
5-1: Who Will Benefit Most?
Optimism & Revenge

On Sunday night the Seattle Sounders were 13 minutes away from a playoff date against Real Salt Lake. However, after leading 1-0 for nearly an hour, the Sounders conceded a 78th minute goal to LA forward Robbie Keane and the match finished tied at 1-1.

Oscar Pareja has key midfield decision to make for Playoff match at Seattle

Coach evaluating health of Sanchez, who to play for injured Powers
Key Decision in Midfield
Midfield Decisions

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TV Listings: Where to watch all the MLS Cup Playoff action

Rapids match at Seattle to be shown on Altitude 2 in markets, on NBC Sports outside area
TV Listing: MLS Cup Playoffs
Playoffs on TV

Wednesday, October 30


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Wed, 30-10-2013 20:30
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