MLS Regular Season
Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach
On the game:
A second half penalty strike from Blas Perez was all FC Dallas needed to condemn the Colorado Rapids to a 13th game without success.
Behind a Perez penalty kick, his 11th goal of the season, the visitors coasted to a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With the win, Dallas jumped Real Salt Lake to move into third in the Western Conference. Colorado are now winless in 13 games.
Welcome to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this afternoon. It’s hard to believe that this is our final home match of the 2014 season, and I am very thankful to all of you who have come to support the team this entire season. It’s been a tough second half to the season, and although we know it will end without a playoff run, we will still compete for results on the field this afternoon and next weekend, and your presence today plays a huge role in that effort.
The last home match of the 2014 MLS season is on Saturday, October 18 when the Rapids will face FC Dallas (TICKETS). Saturday is also Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs FC DALLAS
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Oct. 18, 2014 (WEEK 32, MLS Game #308)
1 p.m. MT (NBC SN)
The Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the final time this season, when they tackle FC Dallas this Saturday, kick-off 1 p.m MT (TICKETS)
They are seeking to end a winless streak that now stands at 12 games, following last weekend's 2-1 reversal at Chivas USA.
Colorado Rapids defender Thomas Piermayr will miss the remaining two games of the season after sustaining a grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain during last Saturday's 2-1 loss at Chivas USA.
The Austrian experienced pain in his left knee in the early stages of the match, and after evaluating him on the sideline, Head Athletic Trainer Jaime Rojas determined Piermayr was unable to continue.
An MRI scan has since shown the damage to be a sprained MCL, an injury which will require approximately six weeks for recovery.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will celebrate Fan Appreciation Night presented by Ciao at the match against FC Dallas on Saturday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featuring the special ‘Jerseys off our Backs’ ceremony. In addition to the lucky fans who win authentic and match-worn jerseys from Rapids players, fans in attendance can receive special discounts, giveaways and prizes throughout the game, and see the 2014 team awards presentation after the match.
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.