MLS Regular Season
FRISCO, Texas – In a battle between two teams fighting for Western Conference playoff positioning, both clubs continued their recent trajectories in FC Dallas’ 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Dallas made it eight straight unbeaten league games while the Rapids slumped to a third consecutive defeat. Coincidentally, Dallas’ run began with a 3-2 win over the Rapids on June 7, as coach Oscar Pareja has made it two wins out of two over his old team.
FC DALLAS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
TOYOTA STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
Aug. 9, 2014 (WEEK 22, MLS Game #205)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will have several special events around the club’s match on Wednesday, August 20 (kick-off 7 p.m MT), when LA Galaxy visits Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, including a pregame ceremony to honor retired midfielder Jamie Smith (TICKETS).
Colorado Rapids' head coach, Pablo Mastroeni, sits down with co-hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming on this week's Rapids Podcast to explain his post-match comments following the 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake last weekend.
Pablo Mastroeni did not want to dwell on last Saturday's 1-0 home loss to rivals Real Salt Lake, but has further clarified his post-match comments in an interview with this week's Rapids Podcast (online from Thursday).
"I was gutted walking off the field, and shaking (Jeff) Cassar's hand," Mastroeni said. "I knew that we deserved more from that game and didn't get it. But then my mindset goes to 'what do we have to do to not experience those moments again?'
To Rapids Supporters:
Some of my comments from immediately following Saturday night’s game require clarification, and I’m glad to be able to do so here and now. I care deeply about this club, winning games, and taking home trophies, especially the Rocky Mountain Cup, and I want this passion to be as clear now that I’m a coach as it was when I was playing.
I’m heading out on a limb here, and suggesting Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake – an outcome which gifted the Rocky Mountain Cup back to RSL – will have hurt Rapids fans more than any of the other seven losses this season.
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On losing the match despite creating chances: