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Match Report: Colorado Rapids 1 LA Galaxy 1

Another hard fought battle leads to another draw with one of the elite teams in MLS.
Rapids 1 Galaxy 1
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Torres Goal LAvCOL

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The Colorado Rapids secured their third 1-1 tie in successive games in Los Angeles against the Galaxy on Saturday.
 

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Three games in eight days will test the depth of the Colorado Rapids' roster, with the team having registered 1-1 ties with both FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls, and now face LA Galaxy in California this Saturday (kickoff 8:30 p.m MT).

LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Rapids wrap up their road trip with a Saturday night showdown with the 'measuring stick' in MLS
Preview: LA vs. COL
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There is a tangible defiance about the Colorado Rapids right now. Bobby Burling personified it at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday when he was plucked from the bench minutes before kickoff and handed the armband. In a week of arduous travel, the veteran center back could have done without such rushed preparation as he faced up to Bradley Wright-Phillips, last season’s MLS top scorer.

Ninety minutes later, Burling was voted Man of the Match by the Rapids’ Twitterati.

Next stop, California, as Colorado Rapids continue their coast-to-coast road trip

Rapids head west to face the 2014 MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy on Saturday night
Next stop, California
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Colorado Rapids face a quick turnaround, and a lengthy journey as they head to California to face LA Galaxy on Saturday night, seeking to extend their unbeaten road run to five games.

This will be the first of two meetings with the Galaxy this season - the other is at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on August 1 - and follows the side’s 1-1 draw at New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

Match Report: New York Red Bulls 1, Colorado Rapids 1

Torres grabs his third of the season as the Rapids extend their unbeaten road record
Red Bulls 1, Rapids 1
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Gaby Torres Goal Celebration NYvCOL

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Colorado Rapids maintained their unbeaten run on the road with a 1-1 draw at New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

Gabriel Torres nodded home his third goal of the season to put Pablo Mastroeni’s side ahead in the 25th minute. But Bradley Wright-Phillips equalized from the penalty spot five minutes later.

Rapids had chances in the remainder of the first half. New York carved out opportunities in the second.

Both sides will argue they deserved three points, which might mean that one each was just about fair.

By The Numbers: New York Red Bulls 1, Colorado Rapids 1

Facts and figures following the Rapids' draw at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night
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Torres and LaBrocca Celebrate

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TORRES EQUALS PREVIOUS BEST
With his 25th minute headed goal at the Red Bulls, the 26-year-old Panama international striker Gabriel Torres matched the goal tally achieved in 2013 and 2014. He notched three goals and one assist in 2013, from seven appearances (five starts), after joining in early August of that year.

Mastroeni: I think the effort was spectacular

Colorado Rapids stay unbeaten on the road after drawing 1-1 at Red Bulls
Pablo Mastroeni Post-Game
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On the result:

We had enough chances in this game to win it. I think we created some things. We were let down by a few situations out on the field that could have easily gone our way that change the course of the game, but that's football. We control what we can. I think the effort was spectacular. The guys executed what we wanted to achieve here almost to a 'T' here, the only thing lacking was scoring that second goal.

On it being a better result given the strong opponent:

New Yorker LaBrocca expecting a difficult encounter in familiar surroundings

Rapids preparing to 'go about their business' at the Red Bulls on Wednesday night
LaBrocca expects tough night
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Nick LaBrocca labels New York Red Bulls a 'dangerous side' ahead of the meeting at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night, as the Colorado Rapids look to maintain their solid road form.

The Rapids have picked up five of their seven points away from Dick's Sporting Goods, with goalless draws at Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo, before a blistering 4-0 win at FC Dallas.

'As long as it gets in that goal, it doesn’t matter what it takes'

Moor and LaBrocca on bravery, defending, delight and frustration
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Rapids Defender, Drew Moor (#3)

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Match Report: Colorado Rapids 1, FC Dallas 1

Late goal from Nick LaBrocca gives Rapids fourth tie of the season
Rapids 1-1 FC Dallas
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Colorado Rapids battled back to tie 1-1 with FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Friday night.

The visitors went ahead after 31 minutes when Mauro Diaz converted a cross from Fabian Castillo.

After Blas Pérez was dismissed on the hour, Rapids fought back and were rewarded when Nick LaBrocca bravely fired home 11 minutes from the end. 

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