MLS Regular Season
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.
FC DALLAS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
TOYOTA STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
June 7, 2014 (WEEK 14, MLS Game #132)
6.30 p.m. MT (Altitude)
Emerging from the midweek draw with Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids now focus on the trip to FC Dallas this Saturday (6.30 p.m ko), to face a struggling side led by former head coach Oscar Pareja. Victory would allow the resurgent Rapids to pocket 10 points from a possible 12 following back-to-back losses.