MLS Regular Season
Rapids play with two man advantage, dominate scoring opportunities
|FC Dallas||Colorado Rapids|
|1||Attempts on Goal||23|
|0||Shots on Target||9|
|1||Shots off Target||
Rapids head to Texas for Western Conference match
Final: COL 2, DAL 0
Preview: COL at DAL
FC DALLAS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
Coach returns to Dallas to face former team for the first time Sunday
It's simply a game
Commerce City, Colo. - Coming off a tough midweek loss in New England, Oscar Pareja only has one thought in mind as he prepares to return to Dallas - getting his team ready.
"Honestly, I haven't had time to think about it," said Pareja of facing his former team for the first time as a coach. "I'm approaching this game the same way I've approached the first nine games. It's simply a game with the same importance as the previous ones and the ones ahead. I haven't had a chance to think about that extra component."
Despite a hostile crowd, Brian Mullan shines for the Rapids
Mullan sticks to his game
Brian Mullan knew it was coming.
The boos showered down early and often from the hostile Sounders crowd and onto the Rapids’ veteran midfielder during Saturday’s 1-0 loss at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Mullan’s hard tackle on Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani last April broke the Congolese player’s leg and ended Zakuani’s season. That tackle resulted in a record ten-game suspension for Mullan, and a harsh response from Seattle fans on Saturday.
Seattle's Zach Scott scores the lone goal in the loss, but Pickens keeps the match close
COL 0, SEA 1
COL 0, SEA 1
SEATTLE — Zach Scott scored his first career goal, to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
The pivotal moment came in the 63rd minute when Scott scored a glancing header off a Alex Caskey corner kick.
The goal ended a scoring drought for the Sounders that had stretched to 306 minutes over the course of four matches. The Sounders defense has helped mitigate any concerns, having now registered two straight shutouts and have now allowed just one non-penalty goal in their five matches.
Pareja and team remain focused on the upcoming match vs Seattle
Focused on Seattle
Important 3 Points
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Two of the Colorado Rapids’ biggest lowlights of the 2011 season came against the Seattle Sounders.
The first came on April 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, when Brian Mullan put a leg-breaking tackle on Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani, drawing a 10-game suspension and hordes of negative publicity to the 33-year-old veteran. The second came two months later in Seattle on July 16, when star striker Conor Casey ruptured his Achilles and was forced to miss the rest of the season with the injury.
The Rapids travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders in the first of three match-ups in 2012
Saturday, April 14 at 2pm
Colorado at Seattle
Seattle Sounders FC return home to entertain the Colorado Rapids in a key Western Conference test for both clubs, Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. Sounders FC are coming off their first road trip of the campaign, reaching a scoreless draw at D.C. United. The Rapids are coming off a loss on the road, a 2-0 defeat at Real Salt Lake.
REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): Ian Anderson; JAR (opposite): Kevin Duliba; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
In 17 days, the Colorado Rapids will kick off their 2012 season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. With the season quickly approaching, Season Ticket Holders can expect to receive their Flash Seats or hard tickets in the mail. Flash Seats were sent out last week via email, and hard tickets will be sent at the end of this week. All Full Season Ticket Holders will also be receiving their Welcome Packet in the coming weeks, which include: parking passes, important benefit and contact information and a letter from Rapids President Tim Hinchey.
Thu, 05-01-2012 11:52 — Anonymous
Date & Time:
Sat, 27-10-2012 19:00
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Thu, 05-01-2012 11:50 — Anonymous
Date & Time:
Sat, 20-10-2012 20:30
Home Depot Center