MLS Regular Season
Post-match quotes from Colorado Rapids
Sam Cronin #6
On the situation the team is going through…
Colorado Rapids fell to their first defeat of the 2015 season as they went down 2-0 to New England Revolution at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.
A sublime finish from Juan Agudelo divided the teams in the first half and, just after the restart, Lee Nguyen scored from the spot.
Welcome Rapids Fans,
Thanks for joining us here at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the second home game of the 2015 season, which today sees us welcome last year’s MLS Cup finalists and Eastern Conference champions, New England Revolution.
The team has got off to a solid start, with three scoreless draws, and are proving to be a stubborn side to break down. Pablo and the players have been working hard again this week as we go in search of our first win and first goal of 2015.
Colorado Rapids are back on home soil this Saturday when they entertain New England Revolution at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, kickoff 5:00 p.m. MT (TICKETS).
Join us at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday, and cheer on the Rapids in game four of the 2015 season, as they return home to face the 2014 Eastern Conference champions New England Revolution, kickoff 5:00 p.m MT (TICKETS).
Three points from three games, in which the Rapids have kept three clean sheets yet failed to find the net at the other end. The latest scoreless draw was at Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
Saturday's result means that the Rapids become the first team in MLS history to register 0-0 ties from their opening three games.
Is there a striker crisis? What's going awry in front of goal?
Colorado Rapids produced another gritty road performance to prise a point away from Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening.
It was the third successive time Pablo Mastroeni’s side has completed a goalless game.
The tie was probably a fair reflection of the 90 minutes but, for the second straight encounter, the Rapids faced an opposition keeper in fine form. Josh Saunders had preserved a draw for New York City last weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. This evening Tyler Deric made a couple of crucial stops from Marcelo Sarvas in the first half.
Having laid the foundations, it is time to start building upwards. Colorado Rapids have an array of zeros on their record right now. No defeats, no goals conceded - that’s good. No wins, no goals scored - well, it could be better.
Match number three for the Colorado Rapids means a trip to Texas to tackle Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium, for what will be their first contest against Western Conference opposition this season.
Former Rapids' midfielder Nathan Sturgis (pictured above) netted the equalizer last weekend for the Dynamo in a 1-1 tie at LA Galaxy, but Owen Coyle's side has been hit by injuries and international call-ups.
Houston at the weekend, your thoughts …
“I think it’s going to be a tough game. Going to Houston is always a difficult game; the result over the weekend against a team like LA brings a lot of confidence into that group. We’ve been preparing accordingly and are really excited about taking our game to Houston and putting on a performance worthy of a great result.”