MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids defender Thomas Piermayr will miss the remaining two games of the season after sustaining a grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain during last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Chivas USA.
The Austrian experienced pain in his left knee in the early stages of the match, and after evaluating him on the sideline, Head Athletic Trainer Jaime Rojas determined Piermayr was unable to continue.
An MRI scan has since shown the damage to be a sprained MCL, an injury which will require approximately six weeks for recovery.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao at the match against FC Dallas on Saturday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featuring the special ‘Jerseys off our Backs’ ceremony. In addition to the lucky fans who win authentic and match-worn jerseys from Rapids players, fans in attendance can receive special discounts, giveaways and prizes throughout the game, and see the 2014 team awards presentation after the match.
Just before halftime of Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Chivas USA, with the Colorado Rapids in control of their contest and leading through a John Neeskens goal, I questioned whether they may regret not having more than a one goal lead due to their dominance in the opening 45 minutes.
COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH PABLO MASTROENI
Thoughts on the match:
“I think we had a really bright start, the guys pressured very well. I think the first half was very solid. I think we came out at the start of the second half, trying to find our legs a bit and control the game again. For the most part, we did a good job at that. I think we defended quite poorly on both [Chivas USA] goals. Looking at the stats sheet, we have 21 opportunities created, we have a lot of winning crosses, a lot of good stuff that happened amongst that game.
CARSON, Calif. -- Despite dominating for the first hour, and leading through a first MLS goal for John Neeskens, the Colorado Rapids conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1 at Chivas USA on their way to a 12th game without a win.
Félix Borja scored the game-winner for the second consecutive game as the Goats erased a first-half deficit to beat the reeling Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.
CHIVAS USA vs COLORADO RAPIDS
STUBHUB CENTER - Carson, Calif.
Oct. 11, 2014 (WEEK 31, MLS Game #302)
8:30 p.m. MT (Altitude2; MLS LIVE)
This week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, brings together two friends and two teammates, as co-host Drew Moor sits down with midfielder Nick LaBrocca, to talk MLS All-Star games, Chivas USA, New Jersey ... and dogs.
Sunday’s result against the treble-chasing Seattle Sounders confirmed what many of us had feared for some time … that the Colorado Rapids were not going to be a part of the 2014 postseason.
And, for all the disappointment surrounding Sunday’s 4-1 reversal, and – of course – it was the result which cut the Rapids adrift, it wasn’t that one performance which punctured hopes of a push in the playoffs. It wasn’t even the heavy losses at Real Salt Lake or LA Galaxy, though they were difficult to stomach.