MLS Regular Season
Welcome Rapids Fans,
Our annual 4th of July fixture is always a special day, and we’re hoping for a performance to match the occasion as the team gets set to face Vancouver Whitecaps for the second time this season, presented by HealthONE (TICKETS).
Colorado Rapids legend, Marcelo Balboa, is a special guest on this week's Rapids Podcast, discussing the state of play with Richard Fleming at the midway point of the 2015 season.
We spoke to Dillon Serna ahead of Saturday's match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Rapids get set to begin their second half of the season on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (7:00 p.m. MT).
On this weekend’s match against the Western Conference leaders…
I think we’ve had a lot of good things happen for us this season and obviously some of the game don’t reflect that but we’ve had a lot of good performances and opportunities.
As we prepare for the Western Conference meeting between Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps FC this Saturday (TICKETS), here are 10 things you may not have known ...
The Rapids are 12-3-4 all-time on the 4th of July - all at home - and eight times the winning goal has been scored after the 69th minute. However, since moving over to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in 2007, the team has only won two of eight matches (2-2-4) on Independence Day (though, in 2011, the game was played on July 3 instead of the 4th).
Colorado Rapids slipped to a second successive road defeat when they went down 2-0 at Sporting KC on Saturday evening.
Pablo Mastroeni’s side started brightly but they trailed to a sharp low finish from Krisztian Nemeth in the 32nd minute.
They tried to work their way into the game but, on 62 minutes, Sam Cronin turned a cross from Benny Feilhaber into his own net. There was no way back after that.
This game represented the halfway point of the MLS season and Rapids now have a record of 2-6-9.
Colorado Rapids continue their road trip at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening - weather permitting!
The fixture at Sporting Park in mid-May was postponed because of lightning strikes and so, even though this game represents the midway point of the regular season, it is the first of three matches against Peter Vermes’ side.
As Shane O’Neill pointed after the defeat at Orlando, ties are no longer good enough for the Rapids.They need victories to catapult them back into contention in the Western Conference.
Central defender Shane O'Neill tells this week's Rapids Podcast that this Saturday's match at Sporting Kansas City is one they need to win following a 2-0 reversal at Orlando City SC on Wednesday night.
Thoughts on the game:
“As we’ve done all season, we put ourselves in good positions really early in the game but we just can’t finish. I think they were much brighter in the second half, more commitment in the second half from them. Disappointed in the way that we conducted ourselves in the second half.”
On performance in the second half: