MLS Regular Season
As Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids prepare to resume hostilities this Sunday, here is a summarized review of the Rocky Mountain Cup history, which began with a meeting at Rice-Eccles Stadium, on April 16, 2005.
Played out in front of more than 25,000 fans, Real Salt Lake snatched a late winner in a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a rare goal from Brian Dunseth. The Rapids team that day included three players who would represent both clubs - Ritchie Kotschau, Nat Borchers (now at Portland Timbers) and Kyle Beckerman.
The Rapids lineup for that opening contest was as follows:
Altitude TV is this year broadcasting 28 of the Colorado Rapids' 34 matches throughout the regular season, 14 home and 14 away, with the other six being picked up on national stations including ESPN, Fox and Univision.
Richard Fleming has returned for a third season and will call play-by-play, while former Rapids and U.S. international Marcelo Balboa provides color analysis.
Welcome Rapids Fans:
This evening we play our third match in the space of a week, and I know that the players are determined to build on last Saturday's battling 1-0 home win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Clint Irwin wasn't pleased after the Rapids fell to Seattle. However, Irwin knows that the Rapids are ready to bounce back as he and the rest of the squad are out to get a victory.
It has been a busy week of differing emotions for Colorado Rapids. Victory over Vancouver last weekend ended a long run without a home win. Relief was palpable. In midweek, a moment of brilliance saw Seattle squeeze out victory on their tricky turf. Frustration was obvious.
In what has been a busy week for the Colorado Rapids, the team returns home this Saturday to take on Portland Timbers, kickoff 7:00 p.m (TICKETS).
Colorado Rapids Forward, Kevin Doyle (#9)
On his debut start...
It was nice obviously to start but you want to win or draw the game or get something from it and we didn’t so you don’t enjoy it when that's the case.
On the difference playing in Seattle compared to Colorado altitude and then artificial turf:
Colorado Rapids finally lost their unbeaten record on the road when they went down 1-0 at Seattle on Wednesday.
Before kickoff, Pablo Mastroeni’s side were the only MLS side yet to taste defeat away from home, having got at least a point at Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, New York and LA Galaxy so far this term.