MLS Regular Season
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids head coach
On his halftime speech:
It just wasn't good enough in the first half. It's a process. You have to keep hitting the points that you want to hit, but the most important thing for me today was the response. These guys took it upon themselves to come out sharp in the second half, and did really well with the chances they created. I couldn't be happier with the way they stuck together and found a way to open up the game.
On his messages in training finally being heard:
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – So, about those scoring problems.
The Colorado Rapids erupted from their recent offensive slumber with a four-goal outburst in a 4-1 rout of the Montreal Impact on Saturday night in a thoroughly one-sided contest at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Taking the early lead on a penalty and then sealing the outcome on two terrific goals from Kamani Hill and Shane O’Neill early in the second half, the Rapids collected their first win in four matches, while sending the Impact to their third straight league loss.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs MONTRÉAL IMPACT
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
May 24, 2014 (WEEK 12, MLS Game #110) 7 p.m. MT (Altitude)
After a tough loss to Real Salt Lake, the Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to take on the Montreal Impact. The match kicks off at 7 p.m on Saturday, May 24.
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Due to high sales for Saturday’s encounter with the Montreal Impact, the Colorado Rapids have made available additional capacity, including East Fieldside seating, to accommodate fans still looking to purchase tickets to the 7 p.m. MT match.
The date was June 29, 2013 and the solitary MLS meeting of the season, involving Montreal Impact and the Colorado Rapids, was locked at 3-3. Eighty-nine of the 90 minutes had passed, and Tony Cascio had sat - like TV and stadium spectators-alike - gripped by the thrilling contest which was drawing to a close.
Shane O'Neill and Dillon Powers discuss their very different paths to Major League Soccer in this week's Rapids Podcast, as co-hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming compare the academy system with the college system in North America as a route into the global game.
The FIFA World Cup is right around the corner so join the Colorado Rapids in support of your club and your country on Wednesday, June 4 for the home game against the Chicago Fire.