MLS Regular Season

Matchday welcome: Rapids open at home against NYCFC

Hinchey: Much anticipation as our new-look Rapids tackle the league's newcomers
It's the home opener!
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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.

Rapids Podcast: what does Kevin Doyle think of his forthcoming move to MLS?

Hear from the Irish international after confirming he has signed for the Colorado Rapids
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Rapids Podcast 105, with Kevin Doyle

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New signing, Kevin Doyle, speaks exclusively to the Rapids Podcast about his summer move to the Colorado Rapids.

The Irish international, currently at Wolverhampton Wanderers, talks of having spoken MLS with compatriot Robbie Keane, who is enjoying life at LA Galaxy. The 31-year-old also explains how he was hugely impressed with the Rapids and the facilities during a brief visit earlier in the year.

Rapids Rookie Badji Shares Incredible Journey To MLS

Young forward has come a long way, via Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Badji's incredible journey
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A childhood spent learning the game in Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. A difficult decision to leave his family for a chance at college in the United States. Rapids rookie forward Dominique Badji shares his awesome story that isn't even close to being finished. 

 

Colorado Rapids will pay special attention to Villa, says Cronin

NYCFC duo David Villa and Mix Diskerud the obvious threat ahead of the home opener
Rapids preparing for NYCFC
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David Villa

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Sam Cronin is not prone to sudden outbursts of emotion, rather he is controlled, calm and – if truth be known – understated in his demeanor.

And yet, even this hardened MLS midfielder, starting his eighth season in the league breaks into a smile when asked about the forthcoming home opener against New York City FC (TICKETS).

“We’re going for three points,” he said, the smile barely detracting from the determined look in his eye.

Rapids Podcast: the countdown continues to the visit of NYCFC

Cronin and O'Neill both eager to put on a show in front of home fans against the new boys
Counting down the days
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Podcast 104

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We are now just a matter of days away from the Colorado Rapids' home opener, against newcomers New York City FC, this Saturday, kickoff 2 p.m (TICKETS).

Date change for Colorado Rapids' trip to New York Red Bulls

Now set for Wednesday, April 29, kickoff 5:30 p.m MT
Date change for NYRB trip
Fixture switch
Major League Soccer has announced a match change to the 2015 schedule, which affects the Colorado Rapids. To avoid a conflict with the Gold Cup, the Rapids' regular season away game at New York Red Bulls has been rescheduled.
 
The match, which was previously scheduled for July 25 in New Jersey, has been moved to Wednesday, April 29 at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff time is set for 5:30 p.m. MT. 

Rapids Podcast: Serna suggests Rapids able to adjust for the opposition

After a tough tie at Philly, midfielder Serna believes his teammates will play as required
Flexible Rapids building to 3/21
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Without a match this weekend, the Colorado Rapids will cast a watchful eye over this Sunday's contest between New York City FC at home to New England Revolution (ESPN2, kickoff 3 p.m MT), which will come six days before NYCFC arrive at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS).

Date change for Colorado Rapids' home meetings with Real Salt Lake

Rocky Mountain Cup encounters at DSGP to now take place on 7/11 and 10/4
Date change for Rapids vs. RSL
fixture switch

To avoid conflict with Gold Cup games airing on Fox and Univision networks, the Colorado Rapids' two regular season home games with Real Salt Lake have been switched.

The 7/12 fixture has been brought forward to Saturday, July 11, kickoff 7pm MT (Altitude TV).

Meanwhile, the 10/3 encounter will now take place on Sunday, October 4, kickoff 5pm MT (Fox Sports 1).

'A valuable result, but there's work to do', according to Lucas Pittinari

After Philly game, Rapids' focus now shifts to New York City FC, and the home opener
'A valuable result,' says Pittinari
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Lucas Pittinari at Philadelphia

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Lucas Pittinari was involved in a battle at PPL Park on Saturday, as a short-handed Colorado Rapids fought their way to a point against Philadelphia Union, but the Argentine midfielder feels he and the side will get better and stronger.

Rapids Podcast: Pablo and players satisfied with a hard-fought point

Harrington, Irwin, Mastroeni and Sjoberg look back on the 0-0 draw at Philadelphia
Last word on the weekend
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Rapids Podcast 102

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Saturday's opening game at Philadelphia Union was not pretty, but the Colorado Rapids emerged from PPL Park with a point, despite playing the remaining 22 minutes with 10 men.

Rookie defender Axel Sjoberg reflects on his Rapids debut, as does MLS veteran Michael Harrington. Goalkeeper Clint Irwin put in a man-of-the-match performance, but is keen to cast it as a solid all-round team performance, in trying conditions.

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