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How do the Rapids compare to their Western Conference rivals?

As we enter a key part of the season, here's a look at those competing for playoff places
How do the Rapids compare?
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For some teams in the Western Conference, the playoff places are within touching distance. For others, there is still much work to do and finger-nails to bite before a place in the top five is assured.

Leaders Seattle Sounders sit pretty on 41 points, and - barring a late-season implosion on the scale of last year - Sigi Schmid's side should be in the mix. You could say the same for Real Salt Lake and perhaps FC Dallas who are both within five points of top spot.

Infographic: Rapids at FC Dallas, August 9 Match Recap

Rapids road woes continue with 3-1 loss at FC Dallas
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View from the Booth: Rapids' recent wounds are self-inflicted

In making it easy on others, the Rapids are only making it tougher on themselves
Self-inflicted wounds
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For the second game in a row, the Colorado Rapids were dominant in almost every department save the most crucial one, the scoreline.

A week earlier, in the 1-0 defeat at home to Real Salt Lake, the Rapids enjoyed 22 shots (not necessarily on target), yet failed to find a goal. On Saturday, the Rapids sprayed 24 shots toward the FC Dallas goal, but emerged with a consolation penalty kick for their efforts and a third successive defeat.

FC Dallas 3, Colorado Rapids 1 | Postgame Quotes

Mastroeni: This is a learning experience and one that we've got to fix
Postgame Quotes: DAL 3, COL 1
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Marc Burch vs FC Dallas, August 9

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Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni

On tonight's game...

FC Dallas 3, Colorado Rapids 1 | MLS Match Recap

Rapids slip to a third successive loss as they fall short at FC Dallas 3-1
Match Recap: DAL 3, COL 1
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Dillon Powers at FC Dallas, August 9

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FRISCO, Texas – In a battle between two teams fighting for Western Conference playoff positioning, both clubs continued their recent trajectories in FC Dallas’ 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Dallas made it eight straight unbeaten league games while the Rapids slumped to a third consecutive defeat. Coincidentally, Dallas’ run began with a 3-2 win over the Rapids on June 7, as coach Oscar Pareja has made it two wins out of two over his old team.

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Rapids return to Texas to tackle FC Dallas off the back of two straight defeats
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FC DALLAS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
TOYOTA STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
Aug. 9, 2014 (WEEK 22, MLS Game #205)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude)

Rapids to celebrate Jamie Smith during August 20 match at DSGP

Special night for the visit of Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy to honor former midfielder
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Jamie Smith

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will have several special events around the club’s match on Wednesday, August 20 (kick-off 7 p.m MT), when LA Galaxy visits Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, including a pregame ceremony to honor retired midfielder Jamie Smith (TICKETS).

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
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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
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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?'

Infographic: Rapids at FC Dallas, August 9 Match Preview

The Rapids hit the road to avenge June 7 loss at Dallas
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