MLS Regular Season
With Germany winners of the World Cup, following their 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday, what next for soccer fans feeling deprived of their footy fix?
Well, MLS has returned from its World Cup siesta, and welcomes back numerous names that sparkled for their respective nations in Brazil, including a number which battled so bravely for the USA.
Colorado Rapids Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni
On overall impressions of tonight’s game
CHESTER, Pa. – Two goals in the last 11 minutes allowed the Colorado Rapids to snatch a point at PPL Park against ten-man Philadelphia Union on Saturday night, to stretch their unbeaten run to three games.
The turning point came on 79 minutes when, leading 3-1, the Union's midfielder Michael Lahoud was shown a red card for kicking Jared Watts in the face while both went for the ball, allowing Dillon Powers to convert from the penalty spot.
The Colorado Rapids will be without their top scorer, Vicente Sánchez, for the road games at the Philadelphia Union (July 12) and Portland Timbers (July 18), after the MLS Disciplinary Committee handed down a two-game suspension to the Uruguayan striker.
PHILADELPHIA UNION vs COLORADO RAPIDS
PPL PARK, Chester, Pa.
July 12, 2014 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #160)
5 p.m. MT (Altitude)
The Colorado Rapids sit in a solid position in the Western Conference after 17 games, the exact midway point of the regular season. But how do the players feel things are going, and what needs to be done to kick-on in the second half of the campaign?
While learning the lessons, it seems that the Colorado Rapids have worked through their disappointment from last Friday's 1-1 home tie with Columbus Crew, as they now focus on this weekend's trip east to face the Philadelphia Union.
New Colorado Rapids signing, Carlos Alvarez, has gone for a little 'variety' by choosing number 57 as his squad number, but insists there is no special reason behind his decision.
"It was just the jersey I grabbed," he told ColoradoRapids.com. "I'm not really one for having a certain number so I've gone for a big number."