MLS Regular Season

Activities & Promotions for Oct 18: Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Ciao

Everything you need to know about Saturday's final home match of 2014 against FC Dallas
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The last home match of the 2014 MLS season is on Saturday, October 18 when the Rapids will face FC Dallas (TICKETS). Saturday is also Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao. 

Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas | MLS Match Preview

Rapids play their last home game of 2014, desperate to end their 12 game winless streak
Preview: Rapids vs. Dallas
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COLORADO RAPIDS vs FC DALLAS
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Oct. 18, 2014 (WEEK 32, MLS Game #308)
1 p.m. MT (NBC SN)

Rapids Podcast: youngsters the bright spot in another difficult week

Homegrown defender Shane O'Neill discusses his captain's role with the USA's U-23s in Brazil
Youngsters the bright spot
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The Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the final time this season, when they tackle FC Dallas this Saturday, kick-off 1 p.m MT (TICKETS)

They are seeking to end a winless streak that now stands at 12 games, following last weekend's 2-1 reversal at Chivas USA.

Thomas Piermayr to miss final two matches of the season with knee injury

MRI scan revealed the defender had suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain during loss at Chivas USA
Piermayr out with MCL sprain
Piermayr out
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Thomas Piermayr

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Colorado Rapids defender Thomas Piermayr will miss the remaining two games of the season after sustaining a grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain during last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Chivas USA.

The Austrian experienced pain in his left knee in the early stages of the match, and after evaluating him on the sideline, Head Athletic Trainer Jaime Rojas determined Piermayr was unable to continue.

An MRI scan has since shown the damage to be a sprained MCL, an injury which will require approximately six weeks for recovery.

Rapids to celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao for final home game

Players to give uniforms to fans in ‘Jerseys off our Backs’ ceremony postgame
Fan Appreciation Night
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Fans at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night  presented by Ciao at the match against FC Dallas on Saturday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featuring the special ‘Jerseys off our Backs’ ceremony. In addition to the lucky fans who win authentic and match-worn jerseys from Rapids players, fans in attendance can receive special discounts, giveaways and prizes throughout the game, and see the 2014 team awards presentation after the match.

View from the Booth: a story we've heard many times before

Familiar frailties lead to a familiar outcome as the Rapids fail to deal with the danger
A story we've heard before
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Just before halftime of Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Chivas USA, with the Colorado Rapids in control of their contest and leading through a John Neeskens goal, I questioned whether they may regret not having more than a one goal lead due to their dominance in the opening 45 minutes.

Chivas USA 2, Colorado Rapids 1 | Postgame Quotes

Neeskens and Eloundou combine for Colorado's only goal of the night
Quotes: CHV 2, COL 1
POSTGAME QUOTES

John Neeskense vs. Chivas

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COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH PABLO MASTROENI
Thoughts on the match:
“I think we had a really bright start, the guys pressured very well. I think the first half was very solid. I think we came out at the start of the second half, trying to find our legs a bit and control the game again. For the most part, we did a good job at that. I think we defended quite poorly on both [Chivas USA] goals. Looking at the stats sheet, we have 21 opportunities created, we have a lot of winning crosses, a lot of good stuff that happened amongst that game.

Chivas USA 2, Colorado Rapids 1 | MLS Match Recap

Rapids fall 2-1 to Western Conference opponents Chivas USA as Neeskens scores first MLS goal
Match Recap: CHV 2, COL 1
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Chivas winning goal for Felix Borja

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CARSON, Calif. -- Despite dominating for the first hour, and leading through a first MLS goal for John Neeskens, the Colorado Rapids conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1 at Chivas USA on their way to a 12th game without a win.

Félix Borja scored the game-winner for the second consecutive game as the Goats erased a first-half deficit to beat the reeling Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.

Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Colorado visit Chivas USA for last meeting of the season between the two struggling teams
Preview: Rapids @ Chivas
Match preview
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CHIVAS USA vs COLORADO RAPIDS
STUBHUB CENTER - Carson, Calif.
Oct. 11, 2014 (WEEK 31, MLS Game #302)
8:30 p.m. MT (Altitude2; MLS LIVE)

Infographic: Rapids at Chivas USA, October 11 Match Preview

A quick look at the stats ahead of the Rapids match at Chivas USA this Saturday
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