MLS Regular Season
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.
COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH PABLO MASTROENI
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.
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
STUBHUB CENTER - Carson, Calif.
Oct. 11, 2014 (WEEK 31, MLS Game #302)
8:30 p.m. MT (Altitude2; MLS LIVE)
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.
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.
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On today’s game:
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.