MLS Regular Season

Injury update: José Mari plays the waiting game

Spanish midfielder working his way back to fitness from an ankle injury sustained in practice
Patience from José Mari
José Mari

Jose Mari at FC Dallas

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Colorado Rapids midfielder José Mari is eager for a return to action but insists he will not rush back from an ankle injury which has kept him out of the last two games.

The 26-year-old former Real Zaragoza player turned his left ankle in practice on June 27, a day before the home match with Vancouver Whitecaps. Initial thoughts were that he would be sidelined for up to a month, and that remains the case.

What next for soccer in North America?

With soccer in the spotlight, Mastroeni and Garber talk to the Colorado Springs Gazette
What next for soccer?
Soccer's progress
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With the Rapids' 19th annual 4thFest in the rearview mirror, the team at the halfway point of the season, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup entering its final few matches, there has been a great deal of conversation about what comes next for American soccer and MLS.

Irwin stakes his claim for MLS 'Save of the Week'

Double save from Rapids' keeper, in the 1-1 tie with the Crew, among the top five from Week 17
Irwin stakes his claim
Save of the Week
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Clint Irwin's double save to keep the Columbus Crew at bay in the 4th of July contest at Dick's Sporting Goods Park has been nominated for MLS 'Save of the Week'.

View from the Booth: consistency the key as the second half beckons

Rapids fail to fire on 4th July in stark contrast to the dominant display seen six days earlier
What just happened, Rapids?
view from the booth
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View from the Booth 17

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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Any investigating team seeking answers to Friday’s puzzling scene at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park would be helped by 18,432 witness statements.

Forensic experts would quickly establish that the Colorado Rapids and Columbus Crew were known to one another, and that the Crew only took what was due to them, albeit in the form of a gift. Evidence would also lead us to the conclusion that any damage done to the Rapids was self-inflicted.

Infographic: Rapids vs. Crew, July 4, Match Recap

Clint Irwin's seven saves not quite enough to earn the Rapids all three points
Infographic: Match Recap
Infographic

Colorado Rapids 1, Columbus Crew 1 | MLS Match Recap

Clint Irwin's heroics not enough to earn all three points as the Rapids held by the Crew
Rapids concede late goal
Match Recap
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Vicente Sanchez vs Columbus, July 4

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – A late blunder from the Colorado Rapids gifted the Columbus Crew a 76th-minute equalizer, and a share of the points, in a Fourth of July duel at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park that featured plenty of late fireworks in front of a sellout crowd.

Matchday welcome: Colorado Rapids host Columbus Crew

President Hinchey welcomes fans to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the 19th annual 4thFest
Rapids welcome the Crew
Matchday Welcome
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Rapids Fans:

Marco's STH of the Match: Gerrid Vandermolen & Family

José Mari's skills have already won over this week's Season Ticket Holders of the Match
Marco's STH of the Match

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. 

HOW TO BECOME THE STH OF THE MATCH

Rapids Podcast: what does 4th July mean to you?

Rapids players offer their thoughts on Independence Day and the USA's exit from the World Cup
The Rapids, and 4th July
Rapids Podcast

Victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend signaled the resumption of MLS action for the Colorado Rapids, which continues this Friday with the home game against Columbus Crew. This meeting with the Crew, on 4th July, is the last home game for the Rapids until the end of the month.

Infographic: Rapids vs. Crew July 4, Match Preview

A quick look at the Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew contest at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Infographic: Match Preview
Infographic
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