MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids' head coach, Pablo Mastroeni, sits down with co-hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming on this week's Rapids Podcast to explain his post-match comments following the 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake last weekend.
Pablo Mastroeni did not want to dwell on last Saturday's 1-0 home loss to rivals Real Salt Lake, but has further clarified his post-match comments in an interview with this week's Rapids Podcast (online from Thursday).
"I was gutted walking off the field, and shaking (Jeff) Cassar's hand," Mastroeni said. "I knew that we deserved more from that game and didn't get it. But then my mindset goes to 'what do we have to do to not experience those moments again?'
To Rapids Supporters:
Some of my comments from immediately following Saturday night’s game require clarification, and I’m glad to be able to do so here and now. I care deeply about this club, winning games, and taking home trophies, especially the Rocky Mountain Cup, and I want this passion to be as clear now that I’m a coach as it was when I was playing.
I’m heading out on a limb here, and suggesting Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake – an outcome which gifted the Rocky Mountain Cup back to RSL – will have hurt Rapids fans more than any of the other seven losses this 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)