MLS Regular Season
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.
And so the first defeat of the season for the Colorado Rapids, a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City. Of course, fans will take most defeats on the chin if deserving, but many supporters will have been floored by the manner of the reversal against the 2013 MLS Cup winners.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- Nearly a thousand Sporting Kansas City fans chose the right game to travel over 500 miles to watch their team.
Dom Dwyer’s injury time strike handed Sporting a last-gasp 3-2 win at Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in a wild contest that featured more penalty kicks for the Rapids, a sending off and five second half goals.