MLS Regular Season

Defensive improvements in mind as Rapids return to MLS action

Mastroeni unhappy with the 'soft' goals conceded against Atlanta and calls for improvements
Pablo's wanting better
MLS returns
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Pablo Mastroeni shouting

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Bart Young/Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- In Tuesday night’s wild 2-1 US Open Cup defeat to the Atlanta Silverbacks at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, four red cards were handed out, both head coaches were ejected and a 55-minute lightning delay paused the action. But rather than focus on the craziness during the match, postgame, Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni chose to focus on two defensive lapses as the primary culprit for Tuesday’s surprise defeat.

Rapids bring festival-like atmosphere to DSGP with SoccerFest

Latest enhancement to gameday atmosphere includes music and Rapids inflatables
SoccerFest becoming a gameday destination
SoccerFest
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Soccerfest Inflatables April 2014

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Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

To enhance the already unique experience at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Colorado Rapids have implemented a family-friendly area just outside of Eighteen76 called SoccerFest.

SoccerFest is a collection of games and entertainment for kids and parents to enjoy before Rapids matches. The area features two soccer inflatables, a DJ, and a face-painting station. The inflatables include a soccer field and shot challenge, which give kids the opportunity to test their soccer skills.

Activities & Promotions for June 28: free cinch bags and more!

Merchandise deals, ticket promotions, and everything you need to know about Saturday's match
Activities & Promotions
Activities & Promos
ColoradoRapids.com

The Colorado Rapids return to MLS action when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m in a match presented by Westerra Credit Union. This is the Rapids’ first MLS regular season match since June 7, when the league began a break in the schedule for the World Cup group stage. The first 2,500 fans inside the stadium will recieve a cinch bag courtesy of Westerra Credit UnionTICKETS.

Rapids Podcast: back to business as MLS resumes

What state will the Rapids be in after league break, and what next for the USA in Brazil?
It's back to business
Rapids Podcast

No sooner had the Colorado Rapids exited the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night, then attention began turning to the visit of Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday to Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS) and the resumption of MLS.

Have a 'Lads Night Out' with the Rapids this Saturday

Joins us at DSGP for the Vancouver match and enjoy a great deal from Odell
Have a Lads Night Out
Vancouver offer

Lads Night Out Vancouver

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Bart Young/Colorado Rapids

MLS returns to Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday, with the Colorado Rapids hosting Vancouver Whitecaps (kick-off 7 p.m), and fans can take advantage of some fantastic deals.

Marco's STH of the Match: the Snyder family

Deshorn's dazzling skills just one reason why these Season Ticket Holders love their Rapids
Marco's STH of the Match

As part of their benefits package, all Full Season Ticket Holders have the opportunity to be the featured Season Ticket Holder of the Match in 2014. 

HOW TO BECOME THE STH OF THE MATCH

Rapids Podcast: no MLS action, but still plenty going on

Looking back on the U.S. Open Cup win and looking forward to exciting plans with Ciao Telecom
No MLS, no problem
Rapids Podcast

Rapids Podcast episode 64

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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

A 5-2 win over Orlando City on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup leads this week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. Head coach Pablo Mastroeni talks of his tactics ahead of that game, and of his hopes for the fifth round contest at home against Atlanta Silverbacks, to be staged on June 24 (TICKETS).

Dillon Serna suspended for next MLS match

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Serna for play against FC Dallas on June 7
Serna unavailable for 6/28 match
Serna suspended
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Dillon Serna vs FC Dallas

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NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play that endangered the safety of FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa in the 18th minute of the game on June 7 (VIDEO).

Rapids Podcast: Bravo explains the reason behind the Chicago shuffle

VP of Soccer Operations: It's not change for change's sake, but we're listening to science
Bravo on the re-shuffle
Rapids Podcast
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Rapids Podcast episode 63

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The 11 which took to the field for the Colorado Rapids' most recent home game, a 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire, raised a few eyebrows. Eight changes were made to the side which had 73 hours earlier overwhelmed Houston Dynamo 3-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

View from the Booth: where are we at as we sit down for a breather?

As the Rapids head into the World Cup break, how should we view recent form and season to date?
Where are we at?
view from the booth
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View from the Booth 15

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A week is a long time in sport. After Montreal Impact and Houston Dynamo were comfortably dealt with by the Rapids, thoughts of heading into the mini World Cup break on a huge high were dealt a bit of a blow with a draw and a loss in the two most recent outings.

Bizarrely, the defeat at FC Dallas on Saturday was easier to swallow than the tie with Chicago Fire three days earlier. A more familiar-looking lineup had greater threat in the final third, netting two well-worked goals, but ultimately fell short.

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