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Rapids Podcast: Mastroeni responds to post-match reaction

Pablo insists no-one hurts more than him after a loss and his will-to-win is stronger than ever
Mastroeni answers his critics
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Colorado Rapids' head coach, Pablo Mastroeni, sits down with co-hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming on this week's Rapids Podcast to explain his post-match comments following the 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake last weekend.

Mastroeni appears on this week's Rapids Podcast

Rapids coach talks RSL defeat, passion and the pain felt by the loss of the Rocky Mountain Cup
Mastroeni on the podcast
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Pablo Mastroeni at New England

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Pablo Mastroeni did not want to dwell on last Saturday's 1-0 home loss to rivals Real Salt Lake, but has further clarified his post-match comments in an interview with this week's Rapids Podcast (online from Thursday).

"I was gutted walking off the field, and shaking (Jeff) Cassar's hand," Mastroeni said. "I knew that we deserved more from that game and didn't get it. But then my mindset goes to 'what do we have to do to not experience those moments again?'

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Colorado Rapids fall to Real Salt Lake at home and lose the Rocky Mountain Cup
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Pablo Mastroeni's message to Colorado Rapids supporters

'I care deeply about this club, winning games, and taking home trophies, especially the RMC'
Mastroeni's message to fans
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Pablo Mastroeni sideline

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To Rapids Supporters:

Some of my comments from immediately following Saturday night’s game require clarification, and I’m glad to be able to do so here and now. I care deeply about this club, winning games, and taking home trophies, especially the Rocky Mountain Cup, and I want this passion to be as clear now that I’m a coach as it was when I was playing.

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I’m heading out on a limb here, and suggesting Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake – an outcome which gifted the Rocky Mountain Cup back to RSL – will have hurt Rapids fans more than any of the other seven losses this season.

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Drew Moor vs Real Salt Lake, August 2

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Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On losing the match despite creating chances:

Colorado Rapids 0, Real Salt Lake 1 | MLS Match Recap

Rapids surrender Rocky Mountain Cup after 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake at home
Match Recap: COL 0, RSL 1
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Colorado Rapids surrendered the Rocky Mountain Cup, and slipped six points behind their rivals after failing to find a way past 10-man Real Salt Lake at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night.

Matchday welcome: Colorado Rapids host Real Salt Lake

Big crowd for a big game as rivals RSL come to town for a Rocky Mountain Cup encounter
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Rapids Fans:

Welcome to tonight’s Rocky Mountain Cup match against Real Salt Lake! This is always one of the most exciting nights of the season at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and we’re thrilled that you’ve joined us and the rest of this capacity crowd for what promises to be a great game. As always, this is a league match with much more on the line – last year, we were able to take back the Rocky Mountain Cup from RSL, and this season we have some ground to make up after they won the first match between us this year.

Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake | MLS Match Preview

Rapids host rivals Real Salt Lake in the second leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup
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COLORADO RAPIDS vs REAL SALT LAKE
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Aug. 2, 2014 (WEEK 21, MLS Game #197)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude)

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