MLS Regular Season

View from the Booth: a story we've heard many times before

Familiar frailties lead to a familiar outcome as the Rapids fail to deal with the danger
A story we've heard before
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Just before halftime of Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Chivas USA, with the Colorado Rapids in control of their contest and leading through a John Neeskens goal, I questioned whether they may regret not having more than a one goal lead due to their dominance in the opening 45 minutes.

Chivas USA 2, Colorado Rapids 1 | Postgame Quotes

Neeskens and Eloundou combine for Colorado's only goal of the night
Quotes: CHV 2, COL 1

John Neeskense vs. Chivas

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Thoughts on the match:
“I think we had a really bright start, the guys pressured very well. I think the first half was very solid. I think we came out at the start of the second half, trying to find our legs a bit and control the game again. For the most part, we did a good job at that. I think we defended quite poorly on both [Chivas USA] goals. Looking at the stats sheet, we have 21 opportunities created, we have a lot of winning crosses, a lot of good stuff that happened amongst that game.

Chivas USA 2, Colorado Rapids 1 | MLS Match Recap

Rapids fall 2-1 to Western Conference opponents Chivas USA as Neeskens scores first MLS goal
Match Recap: CHV 2, COL 1
Match Recap

Chivas winning goal for Felix Borja

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CARSON, Calif. -- Despite dominating for the first hour, and leading through a first MLS goal for John Neeskens, the Colorado Rapids conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1 at Chivas USA on their way to a 12th game without a win.

Félix Borja scored the game-winner for the second consecutive game as the Goats erased a first-half deficit to beat the reeling Colorado Rapids, 2-1, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.

Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids | MLS Match Preview

Colorado visit Chivas USA for last meeting of the season between the two struggling teams
Preview: Rapids @ Chivas
Match preview

STUBHUB CENTER - Carson, Calif.
Oct. 11, 2014 (WEEK 31, MLS Game #302)
8:30 p.m. MT (Altitude2; MLS LIVE)

Infographic: Rapids at Chivas USA, October 11 Match Preview

A quick look at the stats ahead of the Rapids match at Chivas USA this Saturday
Infographic: Match Preview

Rapids Podcast: LaBrocca talks Chivas USA, and the MLS All-Star experience

As the Rapids prepare for the end of an era, they also hope for the end of their winless run
Chivas, Brazil ... and Keane
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This week's Rapids Podcast, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, brings together two friends and two teammates, as co-host Drew Moor sits down with midfielder Nick LaBrocca, to talk MLS All-Star games, Chivas USA, New Jersey ... and dogs.

View from the Booth: more soft goals, and then chasing another game

Decision-making has hurt the Rapids far too often, and Sunday was another example
Chasing another game
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Sunday’s result against the treble-chasing Seattle Sounders confirmed what many of us had feared for some time … that the Colorado Rapids were not going to be a part of the 2014 postseason.

And, for all the disappointment surrounding Sunday’s 4-1 reversal, and – of course – it was the result which cut the Rapids adrift, it wasn’t that one performance which punctured hopes of a push in the playoffs. It wasn’t even the heavy losses at Real Salt Lake or LA Galaxy, though they were difficult to stomach.

Infographic: Rapids vs Seattle Sounders, October 5 Match Recap

Colorado Rapids concede four goals and fall to Seattle at home
Infographic: Match Recap

Colorado Rapids 1, Seattle Sounders FC 4 | Postgame Quotes

Clint Irwin starts his first match since August 20, while Zat Knight makes his MLS debut
Postgame Quotes: COL 1, SEA 4
Postgame Quotes

Clint Irwin vs Seattle, October 5, 2014

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Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On today’s game:

Colorado Rapids 1, Seattle Sounders FC 4 | MLS Match Recap

Colorado are mathematically eliminated from the 2014 playoffs with a heavy loss to Seattle
Match Recap: COL 1, SEA 4
Match Recap

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- The usual suspects were at the heart of the Seattle Sounders’ 4-1 win at the Colorado Rapids on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, a win that had massive implications for both sides.

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