MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids rookie, Jared Watts, returned to full training on Thursday, having recovered from a left hamstring strain which has kept him sidelined for the past five weeks. The 22-year-old sustained the injury during the Rapids' 4-3 home loss to LA Galaxy on August 20.
There have been two big stories surrounding the Colorado Rapids this week, with the return of former Fulham and Aston Villa defender Zat Knight, as well as news of a contract extension for midfielder Dillon Powers.
Both Knight and Powers tell their tale on the Rapids Podcast. Powers speaks to injured Rapids skipper, Drew Moor, about his new deal, the visit of Seattle Sounders, his second season in MLS and the responsibility which comes with being captain.
A star-studded Seattle Sounders side strolls into Commerce City this Sunday, with the US Open Cup already sparkling in the trophy cabinet but with their main focus being a first MLS Cup.
When Clint Dempsey steps onto the field at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this weekend, it will be his first MLS appearance at the stadium, and his first since featuring for the US national team in their 1-0 win over Costa Rica on March 22, 2013, in what has since become known as the Snow Clasico.
For 10 minutes on Saturday, it appeared as though the Colorado Rapids would win their first MLS contest in 10 matches. There were a full 10 minutes when fans were considering their celebration drink of choice, rather than the one with which they would drown their sorrows.
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On tonight’s outcome
Probably one of the most difficult results that I’ve experienced. We’re sitting right there.. and that’s why it’s 90-plus minutes, not 90 and [that’s] the game. For all the great things we did, that ended up costing us the win.
Atiba Harris drove a stake into the heart of the Colorado Rapids’ fast-fading MLS Cup playoff hopes with a goal at the death to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Welcome to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Western Union, where the Colorado Rapids will face the San Jose Earthquakes. This is the first of only three remaining home games in the regular season, and while we have ground to cover in the standings, our boys continue to fight hard on the field, and playing in front of our home fans provides a huge advantage. Thank you for being here!
COLORADO RAPIDS vs SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Sept. 27, 2014 (WEEK 29, MLS Game #281)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude)