MLS Regular Season
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On losing the match despite creating chances:
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Colorado Rapids surrendered the Rocky Mountain Cup, and slipped six points behind their rivals after failing to find a way past 10-man Real Salt Lake at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night.
Welcome to tonight’s Rocky Mountain Cup match against Real Salt Lake! This is always one of the most exciting nights of the season at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and we’re thrilled that you’ve joined us and the rest of this capacity crowd for what promises to be a great game. As always, this is a league match with much more on the line – last year, we were able to take back the Rocky Mountain Cup from RSL, and this season we have some ground to make up after they won the first match between us this year.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs REAL SALT LAKE
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Aug. 2, 2014 (WEEK 21, MLS Game #197)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude)
After a difficult road loss to the New England Revolution, the Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, August 2 to face Real Salt Lake. This is the second of three meetings between the two sides and the Rapids need a result to stay alive in the chase to retain the Rocky Mountain Cup. TICKETS.
The Rapids have little time to lick their wounds following the 3-0 loss at New England Revolution on Wednesday night. Attention must now turn to the visit of Real Salt Lake to Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday and the second leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup.
Funny how, in the space of five days, we went from watching open, expansive, free-flowing football (in the 3-0 home win over Chivas USA), to a match so turgid and fragmented that it may well have tested the resolve of even the most ardent fan of the game.
Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni
What do I take away? Just everything. Everything from the preparation, the mindset, the desire to compete – none of it was there from top to bottom today. I never felt like we looked dangerous, always looked like we were on the back foot instead of the front. But obviously there are games that you have to take something from, they’re going to happen, especially with a relatively young group. We just have to take our lumps and move on.