MLS Regular Season

Match Preview: Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes

Facts and stats ahead of the Rapids' game at DSGP vs the Quakes
Preview: Rapids vs Quakes

April 19, 2014 (WEEK 7, MLS Game #56)
4 p.m. MT/6 p.m. ET (Altitude; CSN-BA)

Sophomore jump? Dillon Powers at heart of Rapids' roaring start

Second year pro pressing all the right buttons in the center of the park
Rapids look to Powers
Powers impresses

Dillon Powers celebrates goal

Photo Credit: 
Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – To figure out what’s different with Dillon Powers in 2014, all you have to do is look at his facial hair.

Last year, the Plano, Texas, native showed up to his first MLS training camp with a crew cut, clean-shaven and looking ready for an entry-level job interview. This term, however, the MLS Rookie of the Year came in sporting a mullet and a thick, impossible-to-miss mustache.

Serna sets sights on long-awaited home debut

For the Brighton local, from Colorado Rapids fan to the starting XI
Serna home debut?
Dillon Serna

Dillon Serna

Photo Credit: 
Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

As a young soccer supporter living in Brighton, CO, Dillon Serna's dream matched that of many young sports fans, to one day emulate his heroes and stride out in front of his home crowd for his favorite club. Serna's hero growing up was a Colorado Rapids legend, and is why he now wears number 17 on his jersey.

"I've picked number 17 because I grew up watching Marcelo Balboa," Serna explained. "He had a big influence on why I played soccer.

Activities & Promotions for April 19: Sueño MLS and More!

Merchandise deals, ticket promotions, and everything you need to know about Saturday's match
Activities & Promotions Apr 19
Activities & Promos

The Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, April 19.  TICKETS.

Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate: On Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, the Colorado Rapids are hosting Sueño MLS, the premier nationwide search for undiscovered soccer talent. REGISTER.

Dillon Powers puts in a shift at Chipotle

Watch this week's Rapids Report on Altitude, as midfielder swaps ball for burrito
Powers 'on shift' at Chipotle
Powers at Chipotle

The Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers was handed the perfect gift last week by Denver-based restaurant Chipotle .... but he would have to give a little in return.

Rapids defender Chris Klute just needs to regain sharpness

Left-back still another week away from being 'match ready', though he is 100% fit
Klute just needs minutes
Chris Klute

Chris Klute at practice 2

Photo Credit: 
Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids defender Chris Klute is fully recovered from the hamstring strain which forced his early withdrawal from the team's opening game of the season, a 1-1 tie at New York Red Bulls on March 15.

The 24-year-old is now working his way back to match sharpness, which could take another week or so.

Infographic: Rapids at Toronto FC April 12 Match Recap

A quick look at the impressive Colorado Rapids result at Toronto
Infographic: Match Recap

View from the Booth: Rapids come good with their Plan B

Being able to adapt a must, and produces a first in testing conditions
View from the Booth
View from the booth

View from the Booth 5

Photo Credit: 
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Two road trips to Canada and two wins, on two terrible surfaces, suggests there’s more to this Colorado Rapids side than many around MLS would think. The game itself in Toronto, as a spectacle, was less pleasing. Play was bogged down in the middle third, the ball skipping and spitting on a rutted surface. Neither goalkeeper was over-worked.

Indeed, the bare-chested, pot-bellied Toronto FC fans bellowing from the stands were easier on the eye.

What they said: Colorado at Toronto FC

Plus, hear from Edson Buddle after he hit the all-important goal at BMO Field
Postgame quotes: COL 1, TOR 0
Postgame reaction

Pablo Mastroeni, Rapids Head Coach
On if he’s pleased getting two straight road wins:

Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0 | MLS Match Recap

Edson Buddle puts Rapids past Toronto FC with 99th career goal
Toronto match recap
Match Recap

TORONTO – The Colorado Rapids edged past injury-ridden Toronto FC 1-0 in a scrappy match at BMO Field on Saturday, thanks to

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