MLS Regular Season
All this week we will be counting down the top five 'Mastroeni Moments' – all from Pablo’s playing career with the Rapids – as voted by you, the fans. Coming in at #4 is the important moment almost 10 years ago when a changing of the guard occurred in Denver.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Two goals in five second half minutes denied the Colorado Rapids their first away win since April 12, as the Portland Timbers claimed only their second home win of the season.
The Argentine pair of Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri bagged second-half goals to erase a 1-0 deficit in a 2-1 defeat of the Rapids, in a crucial Western Conference showdown on Friday night.
There is so much to discuss on this week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, as the team prepares for a Friday night trip to Portland Timbers (9 p.m MT, NBC Sports).
With the wonderful World Cup now a fading memory, focus is back well and truly on MLS, though chatter has begun about who may be in the frame for sport's showpiece event in Russia four years from now.
PORTLAND TIMBERS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
PROVIDENCE PARK, Portland, Ore.
July 18, 2014 (WEEK 19, MLS Game #172)
9 p.m. MT (NBCSN, live stream on NBCSports.com)
Shane O'Neill's late challenge on Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz during last Saturday's 3-3 draw at PPL Park has landed him a one-game ban, courtesy of the MLS Disciplinary Committee.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Colorado Rapids legend Pablo Mastroeni will be inducted into the Rapids Gallery of Honor on Friday, July 25, prior to the Rapids match against Chivas USA at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, presented by MetroPCS (TICKETS). The ceremony will include a video to honor the current Rapids Head Coach and former team captain, as well as an unveiling of Mastroeni’s name and number among the all-time club greats.
It feels so much better when you score a late equalizer rather than concede one, and the Rapids have experienced both sides of that particular coin in their two most recent games.
Earning a point, or more, on the road is not to be sniffed at but Saturday’s showing at Philadelphia – while showing pluck and spirit – also highlighted deficiencies defensively.