MLS Regular Season

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

Photo Credit: 
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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USA Today Sports Images

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.

Major League Soccer to expand to 24 teams by 2020 season, says Commissioner Don Garber

Expected expansion would make MLS the largest top-level professional soccer league in the world
Garber: MLS Expanding to 24 Teams
MLS Expansion

MLS Commissioner Don Garber at Cheers to the Rapids on March 6, 2013

Photo Credit: 
Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

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.

Rapids have tough games to come, but so do all the others in playoff contention

With only 10 points separating eight Western teams, key matchups to decide top five
How Will the West be Won?
Key West Matches

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:

Preview: Colorado at Montreal, June 29

Rapids face top placed Montreal and look to snap winless streak
Crossing borders
Preview: MTLvCOL

STADE SAPUTO, Montréal, Qué.
June 29, 2013 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #155)

7 p.m. ET (UDN; TVA; Altitude)

Rapids open sideline seating, bleachers, and suite ticket for July 4 match

Special sideline seating, for this game only, offers closest seats to the action
Special seating for July 4
Special seating

Sellout crowd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on May 25, 2013

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Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

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.

Rapids add extra seating for Saturday's match against Chivas USA

Match versus Chivas USA on May 25 nears sell out; limited seats and SRO tickets still available
Bleachers added for Saturday
Bleachers added

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.

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