MLS Regular Season

View from the Booth: sorrow in Seattle, but where there's hope, there's life

Individual areas working, but it all has to come together if the Rapids are to make a late run
Synergy needed, Rapids
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But for one momentary lapse at a set-piece, the Colorado Rapids would have returned from league-leading Seattle Sounders with a well-fought point, thereby ending the run of defeats and avoiding a club record-equaling sixth loss in a row.

One split-second switch-off proved costly, and was all the Sounders needed to send the Rapids home with nothing to show for their toil.

Seattle Sounders 1, Colorado Rapids 0 | Postgame Quotes

Powers: “We are not going to get too down on ourselves ... so we will just keep fighting"
Postgame Quotes: SEA 1, COL 0
Postgame Quotes

Marvell wynne, Thomas Piermayr vs. Seattle Sounders

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Pablo Mastroeni - Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On why he chose Nasco over Irwin:
Really it was just to give Irwin a break. I think anytime you are conceding that many goals as a team, it plays on a player's psyche - much like a forward that just can't find the back of the net after so many games. It was a good opportunity to give Nasco some time.

Seattle Sounders 1, Colorado Rapids 0 | MLS Match Recap

Nasco makes five saves in MLS debut but Rapids drop result to Sounders
Match Recap: SEA 1, COL 0
Match Recap

Edson Buddle vs. Sounders FC

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SEATTLE -- For the Seattle Sounders, one was enough on Saturday afternoon, as they condemned the Colorado Rapids to a club record-equaling sixth defeat in row.

Clint Dempsey tallied a highlight-reel 52nd-minute goal off a Marco Pappa corner kick and the Seattle defense took care of the rest, paving the way for a 1-0 victory over the Rapids at CenturyLink Field.

Infographic: Rapids at Seattle Sounders, August 30 Match Preview

Rapids visit Seattle to break losing streak
Infographic: Match Preview

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Rapids travel west to face Seattle Sounders FC with hopes of snapping losing skid
Preview: Rapids @ Seattle
Match Preview


Aug. 30, 2014 (WEEK 25, MLS Game #235)
2 p.m. MT (Altitude)

Rapids Podcast: seeking something special from trip to the Sounders

A new co-host joins the podcast, while Drew Moor reflects on surgery and being a spectator
Seeking something in Seattle
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There's a new feel to the Rapids Podcast, following the departure of previous co-host David Lindholm, as Conor McGahey joins Richard Fleming to bring you news and views from inside Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Danny Mwanga set to join the Cosmos on loan

Colorado Rapids' forward heading for New York and the NASL in order to get games
Mwanga set for loan spell
Mwanga loan

Danny Mwanga vs Chicago, June 4

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Colorado Rapids are in the final stages of executing a loan agreement, which would send 23-year-old striker Danny Mwanga to New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL).

The loan spell would be until the end of the NASL season, though the Rapids could recall Mwanga at any time up to the roster freeze on September 15.

How they stand in the push for the playoffs

With four pulling clear, the Rapids must focus on beating Vancouver and Portland to fifth
Push for the playoffs
playoff chase

Without a MLS match since suffering a fifth straight loss to LA Galaxy last Wednesday, the Colorado Rapids were forced to sit back and watch events unfold this weekend as Western Conference rivals played their games in hand.

Vancouver Whitecaps were three points and two places ahead of the Rapids heading into the weekend, with two games in hand. Portland Timbers were one place and one point clear of the Rapids, having played one game less.

Injury update: Edson Buddle cleared, but Jared Watts out with hamstring strain

Rookie sidelined after early Galaxy exit, though the news is brighter for century man Buddle
Buddle cleared, Watts out
Injury update

Jared Watts injured vs. LA Galaxy

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Mixed news emerged from Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, as the players returned to training after Wednesday's 4-3 home defeat to the LA Galaxy.

View from the Booth: defensive errors hurting the Rapids

Too many preventable goals being given up by the Rapids, as they slip to five defeats in a row
Defensive errors hurting
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"We need to play with two goalies, and make the goals smaller," joked Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni, when asked how his side halts the flow of goals in the wake of the 4-3 home loss to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. (The Rapids have given up 15 goals in their five successive defeats).

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