MLS Regular Season

Rapids Podcast: will Kevin Doyle make his debut this weekend?

New strikers in the frame after a week of frightening flights and cancelled contests
Does Doyle start?
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Rapids Podcast 119

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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Despite being without a match last weekend, there is no shortage of topics for Conor McGahey and Richard Fleming on the latest Rapids Podcast.

Ten things to know about Vancouver Whitecaps FC

This Saturday's opponents can trace their history back to 1973, ahead of the original NASL
Ten Whitecaps FC facts
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Frans Thijssen

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Ahead of this Saturday's home match with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, here are 10 things you may not have known about the Colorado Rapids' next opponents.

1. Vancouver Whitecaps FC can trace their origins back to December 1973, when the team of the same name was unveiled as a member of the North American Soccer league. The original NASL ran from 1974-84.

Colorado Rapids and Sporting KC reschedule postponed match for 10/21

Rapids will face Western Conference rivals on Wednesday, October 21 at Sporting Park
#SKCvCOL moved to 10/21
#SKCvCOL

The Colorado Rapids have announced that Saturday’s regular season match against Sporting Kansas City has been rescheduled by Major League Soccer and will now be played on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. MT at Sporting Park.

The match was delayed for nearly an hour and a half due to heavy rain and lightning, before the postponement was officially announced just before 9 p.m. local time (CT).

Postponed: #SKCvCOL

Match called off due to adverse weather conditions on Saturday night
Postponed: #SKCvCOL
Postponed: #SKCvCOL
Colorado Rapids game at Sporting Kansas City was postponed due to adverse weather conditions on Saturday night.
 
The game will be rescheduled for a later date, to be determined in the near term.
 

Rapids Special Olympics team to face Special Olympics Kansas tonight

Match will be held immediately following the MLS match between the Rapids and SKC
Special Olympics Colorado
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The Colorado Rapids and SOCO will kick off their fourth year of their partnership on Saturday, May 16 when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Special Olympics Kansas Unified team in an exchange game. The match will be held immediately following the MLS match between the Colorado Rapids first team and Sporting Kansas City (6:30 p.m. MT on Altitude).

Rapids Podcast: draws, form, officiating ... and Luis Solignac

Discussed this week are the new signing, San Jose tie and putting the road record to the test
Draws, form and Solignac
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New striker Luis Solignac speaks on this week's Rapids Podcast, having arrived in Colorado last weekend, and trained with his teammates for the first time on Monday.

Hear from the Argentine front man, as well as skipper Drew Moor, who offers his thoughts on the upcoming match with Sporting Kansas City this Saturday, kickoff 6:30 p.m (Altitude).

Ten things you may not know about Sporting Kansas City

Facts and stats about this Saturday's opponents for the Colorado Rapids
Ten things about Sporting KC
10 things

Kansas City 1999

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Here are 10 facts and stats about this Saturday's opponents, Sporting Kansas City:

1. One of the 10 original franchises, Sporting Kansas City began life as Kansas City Wiz in 1996. They changed to Kansas City Wizards for the 1997 season, switching again to Sporting Kansas City from 2011.

2. Mark Chung was the first-ever pick for Sporting KC, selected sixth overall at the Inaugural Player Draft in February, 1996. He would later play for the Rapids.

Kevin Doyle Meet & Greet

You're invited to help the Rapids welcome the club's newest Designated Player, Kevin Doyle
Doyle Meet & Greet
Doyle Meet & Greet

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – This upcoming Monday, fans are invited to help the Rapids welcome the club's newest Designated Player, Kevin Doyle. Doyle, along with Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey, Paul Bravo, Pádraig Smith and Pablo Mastroeni will be in attendance. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MT at The Celtic Tavern in Downtown Denver.

Doyle has enjoyed a high-caliber career in English football since joining Reading in 2005, scoring 92 goals in 357 appearances overall.

Who's featured for Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City?

The likes of Chung, Gomez, Harris, Henderson, Lopez and Vermes have stood in both camps
Who's featured for both?
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Ahead of the Rapids' trip to Sporting Kansas City this Saturday (Altitude, 6:30 p.m MT), we take a look at some of the players to pull on the jerseys for both clubs.

Jose Burciaga Jr.: selected 12th overall in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards, this defender went on to feature 115 times for KC, before heading to the Rapids for the 2008 season. He made 12 appearances (scoring one goal) in 2008, at the end of which the Rapids opted not to renew his contract.

Recalling Rapids' first-ever meeting with Kansas City

Colorado began life in MLS with a road trip to Kansas City Wiz in April, 1996
Recalling the first time
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Pablo and Eddie Johnson Rapids versus Sporting KC

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Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

As Colorado Rapids prepare for their next match of the 2015 season, at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we take a stroll down memory lane with a look back at the first match of the first season.

Sporting KC will always have a ‘special’ place in the hearts of Rapids fans, being as they were the first-ever opponents when – as Kansas City Wiz – they ruined Colorado’s introduction to Major League Soccer with a 3-0 win at Arrowhead Stadium.

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