MLS Regular Season

Rapids Podcast: 'Nothing short of nine points from the last three at home'

Wynne wants the maximum, starting with FC Dallas this Saturday
Max Points at Home
Rapids Podcast

This week's Rapids Podcast has something for everybody. With eyes on the nail-biting remaining regular-season games for Oscar Pareja's team, defender Marvell Wynne insists the side is aiming for maximum points from the last three home games.

Commentary: Hearing you loud 'n' clear, Bruce!

Galaxy boss rolls out same old moan on absent stars, but he has a point
Commentary: I Hear You, Bruce!
Arena Takes Aim

I have some sympathy for Galaxy boss Bruce Arena, who – having watched his makeshift team beaten and shut-out by the Rapids for the second time this season – bemoaned the scheduling of fixtures at the same time as the FIFA international dates.

The Galaxy, for a third meeting with the Rapids this season, were without Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez – their three Designated Players.

View from the Booth: Don't underestimate this team's desire

You just know the Rapids are ready to fight and scrap over the final six games
Whatever It Takes
View from the Booth

View from Booth - Irwin and team vs LA

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Set pieces can be learnt, as can tactics. You can also greatly improve your fitness and skill by putting in the hard yards.

There’s one thing which can’t be coached, but it will certainly be needed over the final six regular-season games, and that is desire.

I referred to some of the Rapids defending, in the dying moments in LA, as ‘desperate’. And it was.

Preview: Colorado at LA Galaxy, September 7

After splitting first two games of season series, teams meet for final time - live on Altitude
Complete Match Preview
Preview: COL@LA

View from the Booth: The mystery which needs solving

Rapids must address the issue of slow starts in MLS playoff chase
Slow start mystery
View from the Booth

View from Booth - COL-DAL

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

Man has a thirst for facts and a need for knowledge. Mysteries, therefore, only make us more determined for answers.

The Roswell UFO incident, for example. What really crash-landed on that July day in 1947?

Full Match Highlights

Match Recap: Sporting KC 2, Colorado 1

Rapids unbeaten run ends at nine games with 2-1 loss at Sporting KC
Recap: SKC 2, COL 1
Match Recap

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City's league goal drought is over. So is the Colorado Rapids' unbeaten streak.

Graham Zusi scored in the 88th minute on Saturday night, lifting Sporting to a 2-1 victory over the Rapids and into a three-way share of first place in the Eastern Conference.

If MLS Cup Playoffs started today...: Rapids would face LA in semifinals takes a look at the playoff picture if the season ended this week
If the Playoffs Started Today...
Playoff Outlook

The 2013 MLS playoff picture may still be a fuzzy mess considering that all 10 postseason spots are still seemingly up for grabs, but that doesn't mean the current league standings can't offer a preliminary glimpse of the potential matchups we might see once November rolls around.

It's a guessing game! Who will emerge from the West?

Eight weeks to go and eight teams still very much in the playoff mix
Who Will Emerge from the West?
Playoff puzzle

Team celebrates Nick LaBrocca's goal vs NE

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Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

As we approach the end of August, the MLS playoff picture, in either of the two conferences, is not a great deal clearer.

Without a fixture at the weekend, the Rapids slipped from second to third in the Western Conference standings.

LA Galaxy, courtesy of a wonder striker from Landon Donovan, edged above the Rapids.

Seattle’s home win over Portland keeps the Timbers in fourth, while the Sounders moved into the playoff places.

View from the Booth: Irwin shows the club is in safe hands

Rapids keeper the latest player to step up to the mark, recorded his ninth clean sheet
In Safe Hands with Irwin
View from the Booth

View from Booth - Clint Irwin

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Stare into space and shake your head in disbelief, because Clint Irwin's display against Vancouver Whitecaps is not among the 10 nominees in the Top 3 Performers in MLS.

If his numerous superbly-timed blocks are overlooked for the Save of the Week, then I would expect a carefully orchestrated C38 march on MLS HQ, with banners, fog-horns and loud-hailers at the ready - or at least a small gathering of like-minded folk in a downtown Denver bar, ready and willing to tut occasionally and shrug their shoulders at one of life's great injustices.

The Supporters' Shield Race - August 5

Colorado Rapids only three points off the top spot in MLS with 10 games to go
Supporters' Shield Race
Supporters' Shield

2013 MLS Supporters' Shield

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With ten games remaining in the 2013 MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids - and just about every other team - are right in the thick of things in the race for the MLS Supporters' Shield, which recognizes the team that finishes with the best overall record.

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