MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids produced another gritty road performance to prise a point away from Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening.
It was the third successive time Pablo Mastroeni’s side has completed a goalless game.
The tie was probably a fair reflection of the 90 minutes but, for the second straight encounter, the Rapids faced an opposition keeper in fine form. Josh Saunders had preserved a draw for New York City last weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. This evening Tyler Deric made a couple of crucial stops from Marcelo Sarvas in the first half.
Having laid the foundations, it is time to start building upwards. Colorado Rapids have an array of zeros on their record right now. No defeats, no goals conceded - that’s good. No wins, no goals scored - well, it could be better.
Match number three for the Colorado Rapids means a trip to Texas to tackle Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium, for what will be their first contest against Western Conference opposition this season.
Former Rapids' midfielder Nathan Sturgis (pictured above) netted the equalizer last weekend for the Dynamo in a 1-1 tie at LA Galaxy, but Owen Coyle's side has been hit by injuries and international call-ups.
Houston at the weekend, your thoughts …
“I think it’s going to be a tough game. Going to Houston is always a difficult game; the result over the weekend against a team like LA brings a lot of confidence into that group. We’ve been preparing accordingly and are really excited about taking our game to Houston and putting on a performance worthy of a great result.”
Colorado Rapids club president, Tim Hinchey, spoke with play-by-play announcer Richard Fleming about the new jersey deal with financial service company, Transamerica. You can hear the interview in full in the latest Rapids Podcast, but find below a selection of answers.
Richard Fleming: How proud were you to see the guys walk out on Saturday with ‘Transamerica’ across their jerseys?
Tickets are on sale for the Colorado Rapids' next home match, against New England Revolution on Saturday April 4, kickoff 5:00 p.m MT (TICKETS).
Jay Heaps' side were beaten finalists in last year's MLS Cup, losing 2-1 after extra-time to LA Galaxy. They were also the side that triggered the Rapids' 14-game winless streak in the second half of last season, earning a comfortable 3-0 win at Gillette Stadium on July 30.
There is lots for Rapids fans to get their teeth into with the latest podcast, including reaction to Saturday's 0-0 home draw with New York City FC. Listen as Sam Cronin, Clint Irwin and Pablo Mastroeni each offer their take on the home opener.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Altitude will broadcast the Colorado Rapids game at Houston Dynamo game on Saturday, March 28th on tape delay at 11:30 p.m MT the same night. It will not broadcast the game live.
After the debut showing at 11:30 p.m, additional replays are scheduled as follows:
Sunday, March 29 1:00am
Colorado Rapids ground out a second successive goalless draw in their home opener with New York City FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.
The hosts had the better of the game in front of a sell-out crowd of 17,692 but could not break through, even when the visitors had Shay Facey dismissed with eight minutes remaining.
Welcome Rapids Fans,
Well, it’s finally here. The home opener for 2015 and our 20th season is upon us, against the newcomers from New York City FC.
After watching the Rapids battle bravely for a hard-earned point at Philadelphia two weeks ago, we now turn our attention to starting the home schedule here at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with a win on what is our first Coca-Cola Family Night of the year.