MLS Regular Season

Match report: Real Salt Lake 0-0 Colorado Rapids

Power's late penalty miss proves crucial but visitors gain valuable point
Report: RSL 0-0 COL
RSL 0-0 COL

Nick LaBrocca at RSL

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Colorado Rapids grabbed a narrow advantage in the race for this year’s Rocky Mountain Cup by securing a goalless draw at Real Salt Lake on Sunday.
 
However, it might have been more had Dillon Powers converted an 89th-minute penalty after Luis Solignac had been fouled in the area.
 
Rapids were well worth a draw but snatching a victory would have done so much for their ambitions to climb the Western Conference standings.
 

Post-match quotes: Real Salt Lake 0-0 Colorado Rapids

Mastroeni, Harrington and Riley react to the agonizing goalless draw at RSL
What they said ...
post-match quotes

Pablo Mastroeni - Head Coach

Rapids add Joe Greenspan to roster for MLS games

2015 MLS SuperDraft will be available around the fulfillment of his Naval duties
Greenspan added to roster
joe greenspan

Colorado Rapids have announced today that Joe Greenspan has been added to their roster and is eligible to play in MLS games after this weekend.

The 22-year-old, an ensign in the US Navy, was recently given an assignment in the Denver area and, this week, was granted permission to train at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with the team.

Following negotiations between both parties, his position has now been formalized so the six foot six inch center back will be able to play and train with the Rapids this season around the fulfillment of his Naval duties.

#RSLvCOL | MLS Match Preview

Can the Rapids respond at Rio Tinto and re-write Rocky Mountain Cup history?
Preview: #RSLvCOL
match preview
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Matches with rivals Real Salt Lake often have an added edge to them. You just had to witness the flurry of cards shown in the preseason meeting in Tucson, during the Desert Diamond Cup.

Hydration breaks in MLS: what you need to know

With summer upon us, be prepared for stoppages, to allow players to take on water
Hydration breaks in MLS
hydration breaks

Graham Zusi hydration break

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Major League Soccer has this season introduced hydration breaks, as recommended by the FIFA Football Medicine Manual.

The League, in line with the sport's governing body, uses the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index, which factors in - amongst other elements - wind, cloud cover and time of day.

As the weather warms up, hydration breaks may be brought into play, so here are a few things to note:

Rapids Podcast: expect a reaction at RSL, say Irwin and LaBrocca

Following the 2-1 loss to the Timbers, the Rapids raring to go at Rio Tinto
Expect a reaction at RSL
rapids podcast

Podcast 121

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What happened in the first 10 years of the Rocky Mountain Cup?

Despite early success, the Rapids again find the trophy in the hands of RSL
The first 10 years
rmc history

Drew Moor kisses the Rocky Mountain Cup

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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:

Where to watch the Colorado Rapids in 2015

Altitude carrying 28 of the regular season matches, with the rest on Univision, Fox and ESPN.
Where to catch the match
where to watch
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Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Altitude TV logo

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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.

Report: Rapids 1-2 Portland

Cronin's cracking goal is not enough as Jewsbury grabs win with final kick of the game
Report: Rapids 1-2 Portland
Rapids 1-2 Portland
Colorado Rapids slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night.
 
The home side thought they had grabbed a dramatic equalizer when Sam Cronin blasted in a volley with seven seconds left of normal time.
 
However, as Rapids sought the winner, Portland broke away and Jack Jewsbury slid home the winner with the final kick of the game.
 

Matchday welcome: let's build on the win over Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers are in town and we want to make it two home wins in a row
A chance to build
matchday welcome
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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.

Congratulations to Lucas Pittinari on his first goal in MLS, and to both Luis Solignac and Kevin Doyle on making their MLS debuts.

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