MLS Regular Season
Ahead of the final weekend of the regular season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are a side slipping into some kind of form, and one with much still to play for. Carl Robinson’s team currently lie in fifth spot in the Western Conference, one point and one place ahead of the Portland Timbers.
By the time the Rapids’ match at BC Place kicks-off, Vancouver may already be assured of a place in the playoffs, as the Timbers’ contest at FC Dallas will have just about finished.
This weekend marks the end of the 2014 road for the Colorado Rapids, as they wrap-up their Major League Soccer season with a trip to the Vancouver Whitecaps (Altitude, kick-off 8 p.m MT).
As the team seeks to halt the winless slide, the side will look to draw on the two previous meetings with the Whitecaps, both of which have ended in victories for the Rapids.
When Zat Knight was asked last week which Colorado Rapids players he’s been impressed by, among the names he mentioned was Shane O’Neill, and this Saturday the pair could start alongside each other for the first time.
Squinting into the sunshine, on a beautiful October day, was probably the best way to watch Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to FC Dallas. It was by no means a classic; far from it. This was a contest which rarely ambled out of second gear and, for that, both teams must share the blame.
The Rapids managed just one shot on target. FC Dallas got three on frame.
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On the game:
A second half penalty strike from Blas Perez was all FC Dallas needed to condemn the Colorado Rapids to a 13th game without success.
Behind a Perez penalty kick, his 11th goal of the season, the visitors coasted to a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With the win, Dallas jumped Real Salt Lake to move into third in the Western Conference. Colorado are now winless in 13 games.
Welcome to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this afternoon. It’s hard to believe that this is our final home match of the 2014 season, and I am very thankful to all of you who have come to support the team this entire season. It’s been a tough second half to the season, and although we know it will end without a playoff run, we will still compete for results on the field this afternoon and next weekend, and your presence today plays a huge role in that effort.
The last home match of the 2014 MLS season is on Saturday, October 18 when the Rapids will face FC Dallas (TICKETS). Saturday is also Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao.