Oscar Pareja's defensive gamble fails to pay dividends in the Colorado Rapids' disappointing elimination
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.
|Seattle Sounders FC||Colorado Rapids|
|14||Attempts on Goal||7|
|4||Shots on Target||2|
|8||Shots off Target||3|
Goals from USMNT players Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson sink Rapids, Sounders advance to Semis
Recap: COL 0, SEA 2
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.
Broncos, Nuggets, Avs, and Mammoth send their support to the Rapids for playoff run
Colorado Teams Behind the Rapids
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.
Rapids, Sounders kick off the post-season in the Western Conference Knockout Match
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC v COLORADO RAPIDS
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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.
Coach evaluating health of Sanchez, who to play for injured Powers
Key Decision in Midfield
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Watch: Playoff Matchups
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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