MLS Regular Season

Ex-Premier League defender Zat Knight waiting on paperwork process

The man who once played alongside Dempsey, McBride and Bocanegra enjoys first Rapids session
Knight's first session
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Former England, Aston Villa, Fulham and Bolton Wanderers defender, Zat Knight, took part in his first training session with the Colorado Rapids on Monday.

The 6'6" Knight arrived in Colorado last Thursday. Paperwork needs to be processed, before the club is in a position to sign the player, though he certainly has his sights set on making an impact.

Get behind the Rapids as they tackle the Timbers

Have a Lads Night Out, presented by Odell for the crucial visit of Portland next Saturday
Rapids return home
Portland visit

Dick's Sporting Goods Park

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There's no place like home, and the Colorado Rapids will be hoping that's the case as three of the next four games are at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, starting with the visit of Portland Timbers on September 13 (TICKETS).

View from the Booth: Rapids in a very tough spot right now

Effort was evident but 10-man Rapids too easily opened up by marauding LA Galaxy
Rapids in a fix
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In a goalmouth melee, goalkeeper Joe Nasco turned and instinctively made to grab the ball. Rather than clutch the ball, just yards from the line, the man making only his second-ever appearance in MLS instead grappled Alan Gordon to the ground.

LA Galaxy 6, Colorado Rapids 0 | Postgame Quotes

Pablo: The effort was there. Circumstances led to a lot of things being flipped on its head
Postgame Quotes: LA 6, COL 0
Postgame Quotes

Marc Burch vs. Gyasi Zardes and LA Galaxy

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COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH PABLO MASTROENI
On being down early in the game:
There are things that happen in the game that are beyond your control and there are decisions that are made that affect the game. There was a decision made early that definitely flipped [the game] on its head. I think it changed the whole landscape; the whole week, everything of the planning goes down the tubes and it’s about survival at that point.

LA Galaxy 6, Colorado Rapids 0 | MLS Match Recap

LA Galaxy defeat 10-man Colorado at StubHub Center
Match Recap: LA 6, COL 0
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Clint Irwin vs. Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy

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CARSON, Calif. – It took just 33 seconds for the Colorado Rapids to begin a painful slide to their club record-breaking seventh defeat in a row, as the LA Galaxy ran riot on Friday night with a 6-0 win - the heaviest loss suffered by the Rapids in franchise history.

Landon Donovan converted two penalties and assisted two more goals, climbing within four of Steve Ralston’s career MLS assists record, and Gyasi Zardes and Baggio Husidic added two goals apiece as LA (14-5-7) romped to their fifth straight victory for the first time since 2007.

LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Colorado face the Galaxy for the final time this season, just 16 days after their last meeting
Match Preview: Rapids @ LA
Match Preview
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LA GALAXY vs COLORADO RAPIDS
STUBHUB CENTER, Carson, Calif.
Sept. 5, 2014 (WEEK 26, MLS Game #244)
8:30 p.m. MT (NBCSN)

Rapids Podcast: talking Sounders, six in a row ... and a goalkeeper challenge

Drew Moor makes his debut on an extended show, with lively debate on a variety of topics
Three for the podcast
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And then there were three. Conor McGahey and Richard Fleming are joined on the Rapids Podcast by club skipper, Drew Moor, who is recovering from surgery following an ACL tear, which ended his 2014 season.

In an extended episode, the trio cover a multitude of topics, including the 1-0 loss at Seattle Sounders, the upcoming trip to LA Galaxy, defensive improvements, the race for the playoffs, Fleming's goalkeeper challenge, and the correct pronunciation of Bernard.

Infographic: Rapids at Seattle Sounders August 30, Match Recap

Rapids drop sixth straight, falling to Seattle 1-0
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View from the Booth: sorrow in Seattle, but where there's hope, there's life

Individual areas working, but it all has to come together if the Rapids are to make a late run
Synergy needed, Rapids
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But for one momentary lapse at a set-piece, the Colorado Rapids would have returned from league-leading Seattle Sounders with a well-fought point, thereby ending the run of defeats and avoiding a club record-equaling sixth loss in a row.

One split-second switch-off proved costly, and was all the Sounders needed to send the Rapids home with nothing to show for their toil.

Seattle Sounders 1, Colorado Rapids 0 | Postgame Quotes

Powers: “We are not going to get too down on ourselves ... so we will just keep fighting"
Postgame Quotes: SEA 1, COL 0
Postgame Quotes

Marvell wynne, Thomas Piermayr vs. Seattle Sounders

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Pablo Mastroeni - Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On why he chose Nasco over Irwin:
Really it was just to give Irwin a break. I think anytime you are conceding that many goals as a team, it plays on a player's psyche - much like a forward that just can't find the back of the net after so many games. It was a good opportunity to give Nasco some time.

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