MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids striker Deshorn Brown is rated as questionable for this Friday's home game against Chivas USA after limping out of last week's 2-1 loss at the Portland Timbers with a right groin strain.
Brown, who is the club's leading scorer this season with seven goals, will step up his recovery in the coming days and only then will it be known if he is ready to return for the Rapids' next match (TICKETS).
All this week we will be counting down the top five 'Mastroeni Moments' – all from Pablo’s playing career with the Rapids – as voted by you, the fans. Coming in at #4 is the important moment almost 10 years ago when a changing of the guard occurred in Denver.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Two goals in five second half minutes denied the Colorado Rapids their first away win since April 12, as the Portland Timbers claimed only their second home win of the season.
The Argentine pair of Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri bagged second-half goals to erase a 1-0 deficit in a 2-1 defeat of the Rapids, in a crucial Western Conference showdown on Friday night.
There is so much to discuss on this week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, as the team prepares for a Friday night trip to Portland Timbers (9 p.m MT, NBC Sports).
With the wonderful World Cup now a fading memory, focus is back well and truly on MLS, though chatter has begun about who may be in the frame for sport's showpiece event in Russia four years from now.
PORTLAND TIMBERS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
PROVIDENCE PARK, Portland, Ore.
July 18, 2014 (WEEK 19, MLS Game #172)
9 p.m. MT (NBCSN, live stream on NBCSports.com)
Shane O'Neill's late challenge on Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz during last Saturday's 3-3 draw at PPL Park has landed him a one-game ban, courtesy of the MLS Disciplinary Committee.