MLS Regular Season
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- In Tuesday night’s wild 2-1 US Open Cup defeat to the Atlanta Silverbacks at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, four red cards were handed out, both head coaches were ejected and a 55-minute lightning delay paused the action. But rather than focus on the craziness during the match, postgame, Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni chose to focus on two defensive lapses as the primary culprit for Tuesday’s surprise defeat.
To enhance the already unique experience at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Colorado Rapids have implemented a family-friendly area just outside of Eighteen76 called SoccerFest.
SoccerFest is a collection of games and entertainment for kids and parents to enjoy before Rapids matches. The area features two soccer inflatables, a DJ, and a face-painting station. The inflatables include a soccer field and shot challenge, which give kids the opportunity to test their soccer skills.
The Colorado Rapids return to MLS action when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m in a match presented by Westerra Credit Union. This is the Rapids’ first MLS regular season match since June 7, when the league began a break in the schedule for the World Cup group stage. The first 2,500 fans inside the stadium will recieve a cinch bag courtesy of Westerra Credit Union. TICKETS.
No sooner had the Colorado Rapids exited the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night, then attention began turning to the visit of Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday to Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS) and the resumption of MLS.
MLS returns to Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday, with the Colorado Rapids hosting Vancouver Whitecaps (kick-off 7 p.m), and fans can take advantage of some fantastic deals.
As part of their benefits package, all Full Season Ticket Holders have the opportunity to be the featured Season Ticket Holder of the Match in 2014.
A 5-2 win over Orlando City on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup leads this week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. Head coach Pablo Mastroeni talks of his tactics ahead of that game, and of his hopes for the fifth round contest at home against Atlanta Silverbacks, to be staged on June 24 (TICKETS).
NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play that endangered the safety of FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa in the 18th minute of the game on June 7 (VIDEO).
The 11 which took to the field for the Colorado Rapids' most recent home game, a 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire, raised a few eyebrows. Eight changes were made to the side which had 73 hours earlier overwhelmed Houston Dynamo 3-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
A week is a long time in sport. After Montreal Impact and Houston Dynamo were comfortably dealt with by the Rapids, thoughts of heading into the mini World Cup break on a huge high were dealt a bit of a blow with a draw and a loss in the two most recent outings.
Bizarrely, the defeat at FC Dallas on Saturday was easier to swallow than the tie with Chicago Fire three days earlier. A more familiar-looking lineup had greater threat in the final third, netting two well-worked goals, but ultimately fell short.