MLS Regular Season
A new week brings back a familiar face as Marlon Hairston returned from his loan in Charlotte. So what does it mean to be back in Denver and how can the team improve? Marlon offers his thoughts.
The Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, May 23 to face the Vancouver Whitecaps in a match presented by Delta Dental (TICKETS).
Despite being without a match last weekend, there is no shortage of topics for Conor McGahey and Richard Fleming on the latest Rapids Podcast.
Ahead of this Saturday's home match with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, here are 10 things you may not have known about the Colorado Rapids' next opponents.
1. Vancouver Whitecaps FC can trace their origins back to December 1973, when the team of the same name was unveiled as a member of the North American Soccer league. The original NASL ran from 1974-84.
The Colorado Rapids have announced that Saturday’s regular season match against Sporting Kansas City has been rescheduled by Major League Soccer and will now be played on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. MT at Sporting Park.
The match was delayed for nearly an hour and a half due to heavy rain and lightning, before the postponement was officially announced just before 9 p.m. local time (CT).
The Colorado Rapids and SOCO will kick off their fourth year of their partnership on Saturday, May 16 when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Special Olympics Kansas Unified team in an exchange game. The match will be held immediately following the MLS match between the Colorado Rapids first team and Sporting Kansas City (6:30 p.m. MT on Altitude).
New striker Luis Solignac speaks on this week's Rapids Podcast, having arrived in Colorado last weekend, and trained with his teammates for the first time on Monday.
Hear from the Argentine front man, as well as skipper Drew Moor, who offers his thoughts on the upcoming match with Sporting Kansas City this Saturday, kickoff 6:30 p.m (Altitude).
Here are 10 facts and stats about this Saturday's opponents, Sporting Kansas City:
1. One of the 10 original franchises, Sporting Kansas City began life as Kansas City Wiz in 1996. They changed to Kansas City Wizards for the 1997 season, switching again to Sporting Kansas City from 2011.
2. Mark Chung was the first-ever pick for Sporting KC, selected sixth overall at the Inaugural Player Draft in February, 1996. He would later play for the Rapids.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – This upcoming Monday, fans are invited to help the Rapids welcome the club's newest Designated Player, Kevin Doyle. Doyle, along with Colorado Rapids President Tim Hinchey, Paul Bravo, Pádraig Smith and Pablo Mastroeni will be in attendance. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MT at The Celtic Tavern in Downtown Denver.
Doyle has enjoyed a high-caliber career in English football since joining Reading in 2005, scoring 92 goals in 357 appearances overall.