MLS Regular Season
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Heading to a team which had lost eight games in a row, it was the Colorado Rapids who emerged defeated as the New England Revolution hurled the monkey off their back with a 3-0 victory at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night.
Two second-half goals – just three minutes apart – by Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe put New England in the most comfortable position they have enjoyed in over two months.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs COLORADO RAPIDS
GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, Mass.
July 30, 2014 (WEEK 21, MLS Game #190)
5:30 p.m. MT (Altitude)
Fitness tests later in the week could determine whether both leading scorer Deshorn Brown and influential Spanish midfielder José Mari are available for selection for Saturday's home game with Real Salt Lake, and the second leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup (TICKETS).