MLS Regular Season

Rapids talisman Vicente Sánchez banned for two games

Leading scorer to miss trips to Philadelphia and Portland following challenge against Columbus
Sánchez hit with two-game ban
Sánchez suspended

Sanchez celebrating vs. Columbus 2014

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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

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 | MLS Match Preview

Colorado Rapids travel east to face the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park
Match Preview: Rapids @ Union

PPL PARK, Chester, Pa.
July 12, 2014 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #160)
5 p.m. MT (Altitude)

Rapids Podcast: mid-season report with 17 games gone

Good, but can do better is the assessment from players and coaches at the halfway point
Mid-season report
Rapids Podcast

Rapids Podcast #67

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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?

Infographic: Rapids at Union July 12, Match Preview

A quick look at the stats ahead of the Rapids trip to Philadelphia
Infographic: Match Preview

Spirits high in the Rapids camp ahead of Philadelphia trip

Despite Columbus Crew set-back, Colorado have dusted themselves down and are ready to go again
Spirits high in the camp
Colorado confident

Penalty shoot-out agony in training

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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.

Carlos Alvarez chooses his Colorado Rapids squad number

New Rapids signing aims high, but not quite as high as rookie Marlon Hairston
What's your number, Carlos?
Alvarez squad #

Carlos Alvarez number

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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 "I'm not really one for having a certain number so I've gone for a big number."

Injury update: José Mari plays the waiting game

Spanish midfielder working his way back to fitness from an ankle injury sustained in practice
Patience from José Mari
José Mari

Jose Mari at FC Dallas

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Colorado Rapids midfielder José Mari is eager for a return to action but insists he will not rush back from an ankle injury which has kept him out of the last two games.

The 26-year-old former Real Zaragoza player turned his left ankle in practice on June 27, a day before the home match with Vancouver Whitecaps. Initial thoughts were that he would be sidelined for up to a month, and that remains the case.

What next for soccer in North America?

With soccer in the spotlight, Mastroeni and Garber talk to the Colorado Springs Gazette
What next for soccer?
Soccer's progress

With the Rapids' 19th annual 4thFest in the rearview mirror, the team at the halfway point of the season, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup entering its final few matches, there has been a great deal of conversation about what comes next for American soccer and MLS.

Irwin stakes his claim for MLS 'Save of the Week'

Double save from Rapids' keeper, in the 1-1 tie with the Crew, among the top five from Week 17
Irwin stakes his claim
Save of the Week

Clint Irwin's double save to keep the Columbus Crew at bay in the 4th of July contest at Dick's Sporting Goods Park has been nominated for MLS 'Save of the Week'.

View from the Booth: consistency the key as the second half beckons

Rapids fail to fire on 4th July in stark contrast to the dominant display seen six days earlier
What just happened, Rapids?
view from the booth

View from the Booth 17

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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Any investigating team seeking answers to Friday’s puzzling scene at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park would be helped by 18,432 witness statements.

Forensic experts would quickly establish that the Colorado Rapids and Columbus Crew were known to one another, and that the Crew only took what was due to them, albeit in the form of a gift. Evidence would also lead us to the conclusion that any damage done to the Rapids was self-inflicted.

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