MLS Regular Season

Recalling Rapids' first-ever meeting with Kansas City

Colorado began life in MLS with a road trip to Kansas City Wiz in April, 1996
Recalling the first time
history with skc

Pablo and Eddie Johnson Rapids versus Sporting KC

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Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

As Colorado Rapids prepare for their next match of the 2015 season, at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we take a stroll down memory lane with a look back at the first match of the first season.

Sporting KC will always have a ‘special’ place in the hearts of Rapids fans, being as they were the first-ever opponents when – as Kansas City Wiz – they ruined Colorado’s introduction to Major League Soccer with a 3-0 win at Arrowhead Stadium.

Irwin, Moor and Riley break down Friday night's match

Rapids battled to a 1-1 draw against the Earthquakes at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Players react after tie
post-game reactions

Rapids Goalkeeper, Clint Irwin (#1)

On the outcome of the game…

We put ourselves in a hole a little bit with that early goal. Once that happens, every team is going to sit in and make it really difficult for us. It’s difficult to break down a team when they have ten men and the goalkeeper behind the ball. We still managed to create some chances and were able to come up with a scrappy goal at the end there to save some points. We still have to be better from the start.

Pablo: We did enough to win

Rapids and Quakes split points after late equalizer from James Riley
Pablo Mastroeni Post-Game
pablo on san jose

On the difference between the two halves…

Previa | Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Los Rapids siguen en búsqueda de su primera victoria en casa
Previa: COL vs. SJ

 

A los Colorado Rapids le gustan los viernes.

Rapids loan Carlos Alvarez to Charlotte Independence

Former second overall pick joins USL affiliate ahead of match against Richmond Kickers
Alvarez loaned to Charlotte
carlos alvarez

Colorado Rapids midfielder Carlos Alvarez has been loaned to Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL). The agreement covers the duration of the MLS and USL seasons but the Rapids have the option to recall Alvarez from their USL affiliate club at any time.

“We are excited to get Carlos integrated into the Charlotte setup as soon as possible," said Brian Crookham, Rapids Senior Director of Soccer Development. “With his return to health we feel that gaining meaningful minutes in USL will allow him to build on the productive preseason he had.”

Matchday welcome: let's mark the anniversary with a home win of our own

Nineteen years after the first-ever meeting, and the Rapids face San Jose at DSGP
Home to the Quakes
matchday welcome
ColoradoRapids.com

Welcome Rapids Fans,

After two testing road trips, at New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy, the team’s attention turns to tackling San Jose Earthquakes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this evening.

Incredibly, the players traveled almost 6,000 miles last week for those two games, and it was testament to their determination, desire and resolve that they emerged with results from those encounters.

We are now unbeaten in our first five games on the road, the last three of which have been at the Galaxy, the Red Bulls and FC Dallas.

Rapids Podcast: home form has to follow suit

After more battling points gained on the road, Rapids need to pick up at DSGP
Now for home improvements
rapids podcast

Rapids Podcast 117

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Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

WATCH: #COLvSJ preview

All you need to know on the crucial match against the Earthquakes
WATCH: #COLvSJ preview
#COLvSJ preview

 

The Colorado Rapids like Fridays.

Exactly four weeks ago, Pablo Mastroeni’s men clicked their season into gear with a stunning 4-0 win at Dallas. Two weeks ago on Friday, they came from behind to grab a tie against the same team (and deserved better for their performance). Even last Friday, the club announced the acquisition of Luis Solignac. 

Kevin Doyle to join Colorado Rapids early

Irish international set to play for his new team by month’s end
Doyle joining Rapids early
kevin doyle

Colorado Rapids will add striker Kevin Doyle to their roster by the end of May, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and ITC, after the Irishman agreed an early settlement of his contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 31-year-old signed for the Rapids as a Designated Player in March but was originally due to arrive in July when his contract expired at the English Championship team.

Who connects Colorado Rapids with San Jose Earthquakes?

As the Rapids prepare to face the Quakes, we look at those to wear both colors
Rapids-Quakes connections
Club connections

Marvell Wynne

Photo Credit: 
Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

As Colorado Rapids ready themselves to meet San Jose Earthquakes at home this Friday, kickoff 8:00 p.m MT (TICKETS), we take a look at some of the people who have played a part for both clubs.

Junior Agogo: joined the Rapids in 2000, following just one game at Chicago Fire. He made 32 appearances, scoring 11 goals (7 assists), before departing for San Jose in June, 2001 in a trade which brought Chris Carrieri in the other direction.

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