MLS Regular Season
Talk around MLS this week has centered on 'that' goal from José Mari, a wonder strike last weekend in the 2-1 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps. José Mari, a proud Spaniard, has some words for the Rapids fans - in English - as the team now turn their attention to another trip to Canada, this time to face Toronto FC.
Whether it’s on ColoradoRapids.com, or through Altitude’s programming, the goal is to provide content that you’re not able to get anywhere else. But there’s plenty of stuff that these outlets can’t get, and that’s where Rapids midfielder and 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year Dillon Powers stepped in. As he says:
As the jubilant Colorado Rapids squad returned to Denver on Sunday morning, they were minus one player. Defender Thomas Piermayr, who made his MLS debut in the 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, instead took a flight back to Vienna.
He will visit the United States' embassy in the Austrian capital on Tuesday to finalize all the necessary paperwork for his move to the U.S, before returning to Canada on Thursday for this weekend's fixture with Toronto FC, kick-off 2 p.m MT.
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:
How did you see the game overall:
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.