MLS Regular Season
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Think 20 was the magic number? Think bigger.
Major League Soccer plans to add another four teams by the 2020 season, Commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime during the broadcast of Wednesday night’s AT&T All-Star Game at Sporting Park.
The league had previously held to the idea that a 20-team league was the sweet spot for the foreseeable future. MLS has added 10 clubs since the beginning of the 2005 season, and the recent addition of New York City FC – who begin play in 2015 – will bring the league to 20.
Some fans are still not convinced that this Rapids side has it within them to push for the playoffs, pointing to the fact that they’ve played more games than any of their rivals.
Here’s how things look as of July 29, 2013:
MONTRÉAL IMPACT vs COLORADO RAPIDS
STADE SAPUTO, Montréal, Qué.
June 29, 2013 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #155)
7 p.m. ET (UDN; TVA; Altitude)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Wednesday, June 26, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids are making additional seating available for the match next Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. MT against the New York Red Bulls, presented by HealthONE.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids have made additional seating available for this Saturday’s match against Chivas USA at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. MT. The extra bleachers, as well as standing room only tickets and single seats throughout the stadium, are still available for purchase by calling 303-825-GOAL or CLICKING HERE to purchase.