MLS Regular Season
All four of the Colorado Rapids results to date have hinged on a hint of controversy, or two.
1-1 draw at New York Red Bulls: a questionable penalty awarded for the Rapids equalizer.
2-0 home win over the Portland Timbers: visiting keeper Donovan Ricketts sent off and two penalties awarded to the Rapids.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC VS. COLORADO RAPIDS
APRIL 5, 2014
HEAD COACH PABLO MASTREONI:
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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs COLORADO RAPIDS
BC PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
March 29, 2014 (WEEK 4, MLS Game #29)
4.30 p.m. MT (Altitude TV; Mile High Sports Radio FM 94.1)
Benjamin Franklin once said: "He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." Which is why you'll not hear Pablo Mastroeni voicing concerns over playing on turf in Vancouver this weekend, or that it is the first of back-to-back road trips to Canada, or the fact that his side is without players through injury and suspension.
Brutal Travel Schedule in April
To Vancouver and back. To Toronto and back. Taking on San Jose at home. And then off to Seattle. The Rapids will rack up some serious air miles in April. If you're keeping track, that's over 8500 miles.
Twenty-two total goals have been scored between the Rapids and the Whitecaps. Of those, 15 have come after the 45th minute. And of those 15 second half goals, 12 have come between the 61st and 90th minute.
Suspensions and Injuries
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- Colorado Rapids rookie midfielder Jared Watts won’t ever forget Saturday – for more than one reason.
First and most obviously, the 22-year-old second round pick in this year’s MLS SuperDraft made his MLS debut, starting at defensive midfield in place of the suspended Jose Mari. That was already a pretty big deal. But then, things really got interesting.