MLS Regular Season
Colorado Rapids ground out a second successive goalless draw in their home opener with New York City FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.
The hosts had the better of the game in front of a sell-out crowd of 17,692 but could not break through, even when the visitors had Shay Facey dismissed with eight minutes remaining.
Welcome Rapids Fans,
Well, it’s finally here. The home opener for 2015 and our 20th season is upon us, against the newcomers from New York City FC.
After watching the Rapids battle bravely for a hard-earned point at Philadelphia two weeks ago, we now turn our attention to starting the home schedule here at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with a win on what is our first Coca-Cola Family Night of the year.
New signing, Kevin Doyle, speaks exclusively to the Rapids Podcast about his summer move to the Colorado Rapids.
The Irish international, currently at Wolverhampton Wanderers, talks of having spoken MLS with compatriot Robbie Keane, who is enjoying life at LA Galaxy. The 31-year-old also explains how he was hugely impressed with the Rapids and the facilities during a brief visit earlier in the year.
A childhood spent learning the game in Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. A difficult decision to leave his family for a chance at college in the United States. Rapids rookie forward Dominique Badji shares his awesome story that isn't even close to being finished.
Sam Cronin is not prone to sudden outbursts of emotion, rather he is controlled, calm and – if truth be known – understated in his demeanor.
And yet, even this hardened MLS midfielder, starting his eighth season in the league breaks into a smile when asked about the forthcoming home opener against New York City FC (TICKETS).
“We’re going for three points,” he said, the smile barely detracting from the determined look in his eye.
We are now just a matter of days away from the Colorado Rapids' home opener, against newcomers New York City FC, this Saturday, kickoff 2 p.m (TICKETS).
Without a match this weekend, the Colorado Rapids will cast a watchful eye over this Sunday's contest between New York City FC at home to New England Revolution (ESPN2, kickoff 3 p.m MT), which will come six days before NYCFC arrive at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS).
To avoid conflict with Gold Cup games airing on Fox and Univision networks, the Colorado Rapids' two regular season home games with Real Salt Lake have been switched.
The 7/12 fixture has been brought forward to Saturday, July 11, kickoff 7pm MT (Altitude TV).
Meanwhile, the 10/3 encounter will now take place on Sunday, October 4, kickoff 5pm MT (Fox Sports 1).
Lucas Pittinari was involved in a battle at PPL Park on Saturday, as a short-handed Colorado Rapids fought their way to a point against Philadelphia Union, but the Argentine midfielder feels he and the side will get better and stronger.