MLS Regular Season

Matchday welcome: Rapids host Portland Timbers

President Tim Hinchey excited for the home opener and Pablo's return to DSGP
Welcome from Rapids president
matchday welcome
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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!

Rapids welcome Neeskens and Piermayr on trial

Son of Dutch legend and Austrian utility player arrived in Colorado this week
Two trialists join Rapids camp
Rapids trialists
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The Rapids have welcomed a pair of players into the club’s training sessions this week on trial, bringing in John Neeskens (pictured above) and Thomas Piermayr. The two players have been training in Colorado since Wednesday as they look to impress the coaching staff.

Preview: Colorado vs Portland, March 22

Rapids to open home campaign against Western Conference foe
Match Preview
Match Preview
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COLORADO RAPIDS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
March 22, 2014 (WEEK 3, MLS Game #22)
4 p.m. MT (Altitude; ROOT-NW)

Infographic: Rapids vs Timbers March 22 Match Preview

A quick look at the Rapids vs Timbers
Infographic: Match Preview
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Rapids Podcast: Champions League success a must for MLS?

Further failings a concern, amid brighter news for the USMNT
CONCACAF mystery
RAPIDS PODCAST
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There's much for Rapids Podcast hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming to talk about this week, as the team prepares for their first home game of the season, against the Portland Timbers on Saturday (March 22, TICKETS),

Irwin on the mend and back in the mix

Rapids #1 took part in Wednesday practice but his progress is being monitored
Irwin working his way back
Clint Irwin
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Clint Irwin in training

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It will be three weeks this Saturday that Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin suffered a right quad strain in the preseason game against the New England Revolution in Tucson, but his return to first-team duties will not be rushed.

Rapids defender Chris Klute out for "a couple weeks"

Mastroeni confirms hamstring injury to left back; Powers okay
Klute out "a couple weeks"
Klute out
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Chris Klute vs Vancouver

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One of the breakout stars of the 2013 season for the Rapids was left back Chris Klute, but the start of 2014 did not go as smoothly for the 24-year-old. Klute was forced to leave the opening match of the MLS season after 52 minutes due to a hamstring injury.

Rapids Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni confirmed on Tuesday that the defender would likely miss some time due to the injury.

Infographic: Rapids at Red Bulls March 15 Match Recap

A quick look at the Rapids at Red Bulls result
Infographic: Match Recap
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View from the Booth: what was all the fuss about?

Fleming advises we 'keep calm and carry on' after opening game at the Red Bulls
Why all the fussing?
View from the Booth
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Coming from England, I’m used to backing the underdog in most sporting events, and it’s always sweetly satisfying whenever the big boys, the team that so-called experts tip as odds-on favorites receive something of a bloodied nose.

Preview: Colorado at New York, March 15

The tale of the tape, as the 2014 season starts for Mastroeni's men
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Match Preview
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NEW YORK RED BULLS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
RED BULL ARENA, Harrison, N.J.
March 15, 2014 (WEEK 2, MLS Game #9)
2 p.m. MT (UDN; MSG; Altitude)

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