MLS Regular Season
Nobody can fault the Rapids for effort, despite a second successive loss in MLS, and it’s clear that they are fully aware of where they've fallen short, whether that be their paucity in front of the posts or the slow starts. As skipper Drew Moor noted after Saturday’s showing in Sandy: “We just can’t wait to get punched in the face before we start playing.”
SANDY, UTAH - For the first 22 minutes of Saturday's game against Colorado, Real Salt Lake controlled the run of play but somehow couldn't tack the last pass on possession after possession.
|Real Salt Lake||Colorado Rapids|
|7||Attempts on Goal||16|
|4||Shots on Target||6|
|1||Shots off Target||
Rapids open their #RockyMtnCup defense in Utah against unbeaten RSL
Rapids away to Real Salt Lake
REAL SALT LAKE vs COLORADO RAPIDS
A quick look at the Rapids at Salt Lake
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Rapids assistant coach to sample MLS rivalry having played in one of biggest in world soccer
Metgod on soccer rivalry
As the Colorado Rapids players head to Utah for this weekend's meeting with Real Salt Lake, one man on the coaching staff may well share some of his experiences ahead of this rivalry fixture. Assistant coach, John Metgod, is new to the Rocky Mountain Cup but he is not new to rivalry within soccer, having played in one of the sport’s fiercest – Real Madrid versus Barcelona.
The month of May has been kind to the Rapids in previous meetings with RSL
Rapids lead the way
When the Colorado Rapids go up against arch-rivals Real Salt Lake this Saturday (7.30 p.m ko, on Altitude), it will be a 29th meeting between the two. And, despite RSL reaching loftier heights in recent times, including an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat in last year’s MLS Cup, the Rapids boast the better head-to-head record since their first encounter on April 16, 2005 - the inaugural home game for then MLS newcomers RSL.
Former Toronto FC defender picks his number, meets his teammates and trains with his new club
Gale's first session
There was a new face at training on Tuesday morning, as defender Gale Agbossoumonde took to the field for the first time following his move from Toronto FC toward the end of last week. The 22-year-old, wearing the number 44, arrived in Colorado as part of a deal which took Marvin Chávez to Chivas USA and Luke Moore north of the border to Toronto.
Goals change games, and the Rapids are simply not hurting teams enough in the final third
Chivas dish up lesson
view from the booth
Where to start with this one? Well, first off, it wasn’t good enough. I think we’re all in agreement there.
A quick look at the Rapids vs Chivas
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