MLS Regular Season
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.
Clint Irwin is back at 100% but it has been reported that Pablo Mastroeni will likely stick with rookie John Berner in goal on Saturday.
Appears Berner’s the guy for now, @JasonAsay. Will likely go back to Irwin, but Mastroeni in if-it-ain’t-broke state of mind right now.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs SPORTING KANSAS CITY
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
March 29, 2014 (WEEK 4, MLS Game #28)
4 p.m. MT (Altitude; KMCI-38)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- Pablo Mastroeni came into MLS as a center back and played primarily as an aggressive, defensive-minded midfielder during his 15 years in the league and with the U.S. national team.
But as a coach, Mastroeni is managing with far more of an offensive mind. Even with his defensive roots, the new head coach of the Colorado Rapids is making it clear that he wants to push for goal, regardless of the score or situation. Just take a look at the Rapids’ substitutions in their two games so far this season.
And so the debate rages on …
Incidents, such as we saw in Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers, are sure to spark argument and counter-argument.
Was the second one a penalty? Were the two red cards deserved? Was the referee up to scratch? Should Portland have been awarded a penalty of their own?
Frankly, the only question I was asking on Saturday was ‘when will I get feeling back in my fingers and toes?’
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – On a bitterly cold and snowy day in Colorado, two second-half penalties handed Pablo Mastroeni his first victory as Colorado Rapids head coach and continued the Portland Timbers’ lackluster start to the 2014 season.
Dear Rapids Fans,
Welcome to the 2014 Home Opener, our first match of the season here at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park! After a long offseason, we’re thrilled to be getting back on the pitch and excited to see all of you here at the stadium. Despite the foul weather in the forecast, all of our staff is prepared for whatever comes our way, and we’ll be ready to kick off at 4 p.m. today! We are Colorado for Life!