MLS Regular Season
Mixed news emerged from Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, as the players returned to training after Wednesday's 4-3 home defeat to the LA Galaxy.
"We need to play with two goalies, and make the goals smaller," joked Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni, when asked how his side halts the flow of goals in the wake of the 4-3 home loss to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. (The Rapids have given up 15 goals in their five successive defeats).
For one week only (thankfully), the Rapids Podcast is in the hands exclusively of play-by-play announcer Richard Fleming, who brings us news from inside Dick's Sporting Goods Park at the end of another difficult few days.
Two games produced two defeats, and the loss to injury of three players, including skipper Drew Moor who is out for the remainder of the season. Moor speaks to Fleming about the injury, and vows to return stronger than ever.
There is a calm sort of confidence to Colorado Rapids' rookie midfielder Marlon Hairston. Simply put ... he’s just cool. That cool confidence was on full display when he returned to the pitch for the match against the LA Galaxy on August 20.
Along with teammates Edson Buddle and Marlon Hairston, who each reached special milestones in their careers on Wednesday night, Dillon Powers wrote his own piece of Rapids history in the match against the LA Galaxy.
Although the scoreline wasn't favorable for the Rapids, the Wednesday night matchup against the LA Galaxy turned out to be a memorable one for many reasons.
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On the game:
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Landon Donovan’s 80th-minute goal capped a massive second half comeback in a back-and-forth, high-octane 4-3 LA Galaxy win over the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday night.
We’re thrilled to welcome you back to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park after this spell of road matches, as the LA Galaxy return for the second time this season. It’s been a tough stretch of results, and there’s no place like home to turn things around and start fighting for a playoff place.