MLS Regular Season

Rapids off to D.C. for first of two games this week

Following United on Wednesday, team returns home to face Sporting KC Saturday at DSG Park
Two Games This Week
Two Games this Week

Team waits at airport for flight to DC

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After a week away from competition, the Colorado Rapids departed for Washington D.C. Monday morning ahead of Wednesday's match at DC United (5:30 pm MT, Altitude TV).

"Obviously D.C.'s always a tough place to go and get points," Drew Moor said before leaving. "They have a very good history and tradition there at RFK."

Mastroeni takes first steps back to returning

Veteran midfielder began supervised jogging as first part of MLS concussion protocol
First Steps Back
First Steps Back

Pablo Mastroeni begins steps to returning, May 14, 2012

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Commerce City, Colo. - Pablo Mastroeni today took the first steps to returning to the field. The team's veteran leader, who has been out with headaches and other related symptoms since March 20, was back at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Monday morning jogging as part of the first step of MLS's concussion protocol.

MLS on TV - Week 10

Houston debuts new stadium vs Rapids next oppoent, DC United, Saturday on NBC Sports
MLS on TV - Week 10

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No timetable set for Mastroeni's return

Pareja: "There are still 24 games to go, so we’ll see what happens.”
No timetable set
Return Unknown

Pablo Mastroeni HealthONE injury update

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni, initially out for six weeks with concussion-like symptoms, doesn’t appear to be close to coming back for the team, and no timetable has been set for the 35-year-old’s return.

Nomadic Hill finds a home – and goals – in Colorado

Tied for team lead with three goals, Hill could see more action soon
Champing at the bit
Champing at the bit

Kamani Hill celebrates his 2nd goal, April 28, 2012

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — New Colorado Rapids striker Kamani Hill spent the first five years of his professional soccer career touring more European countries than most American study abroad students see with a Europass.

From Germany to Portugal to Norway, Hill tried to work his way into a regular role with a team. But with all the different stops on the continent, he struggled to find somewhere to play consistently.

Poll: Who's been the best through 10 games?

Vote for the top performer through the first 10 matches
Poll: Who's been the best?
Poll: Top Performer

Rapids starting XI vs Chivas USA

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Commerce City, Colo. - The 2012 regular season is not quite a third of the way through. But since the Rapids have played an even 10 of 34 matches, we're taking an informal poll from fans to see who you think has been the best performer so far. First some notes:

Rivero notches his first MLS goal in win over Dallas

Argentinian now has goal and three assists through first six games
Offensive Minded
Rivero's First Goal

Martin Rivero celebrates his first goal

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Commerce City, Colo. - Martin Rivero still had a smile on his face as he walked off the training field Wednesday morning. After setting up three goals in his first five games, Rivero scored his first MLS goal in the Rapids' 2-0 win over Dallas last Sunday .

"The important thing is that we won," Rivero said. "But obviously I'm very happy with scoring my first goal in MLS."

Wynne and Cummings to miss four weeks with injuries

Ankle sprain and strained hamstring force Cummings, Wynne to sidelines
Injury Update
Injury Update

Commerce City, Colo - The Colorado Rapids could be playing their next three games without the services of defender Marvell Wynne and forward Omar Cummings.

Head Athletic Trainer Jaime Rojas confirmed to today that Wynne suffered a strained right hamstring during the team's training session in Foxboro on Tuesday, May 1 and is expected to be out approximately four weeks. After starting each of the first eight matches at center back, Wynne missed last Wedneday's loss at New England and Sunday's win in Dallas.

Pickens sets one club record, approaching another

Keeper earned his team record 26th shutout, now two away from wins marks
One Record Down, One Near
Pickens Sets Record

Matt Pickens vs Dallas

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Commerce City, Colo. - Standing captain and center back Drew Moor teased goalkeeper Matt Pickens after Sunday's 2-0 win at Dallas.

"Did you even have to make a save today," Moor said to Pickens after handing him the team-signed match ball for registering his 26th shutout with the Rapids, a new team record.

"From a personal stand point I think it's great," Pickens said of setting the club record. "But I've always said that it's a team thing. My name might go down but (the record) is a team thing."

Edu now eligible for selection, Janniere waived

Brazilian added to roster after receiving visa and ITC; LaBauex placed on DL
Roster Moves
Roster Moves
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Brazilian forward Edu at training on April 25, 2012

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, May 7, 2012) – The Colorado Rapids announced on Monday that forward Edu, who has experience in Spain’s La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, has received his ITC and P-1 work visa and is now eligible for selection. In a pair of other roster moves, the Rapids waived Josh Janniere and added Ross LaBauex to the Disabled List.

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