MLS Regular Season
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),
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.
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.
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.
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)
The 50th episode of the Rapids Podcast coincides with the start of the 2014 season for the Colorado Rapids, as they tackle the Supporters Shield winners from last year, the New York Red Bulls.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Thursday, March 13, 2014) - Major League Soccer announced today that Univision Deportes Network has picked up the Colorado Rapids match at New York Red Bulls on Saturday and will broadcast the action nationally in Spanish.
The game takes place at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, and will kick-off at 4 p.m. ET (2 p.m. MT), and will also be broadcast locally by Altitude TV with commentary from Richard Fleming and Marcelo Balboa.