Commerce City, Colo. - Following two games over four days last week, the players were given some time off before returning to training this weekend.
"We have to juggle many needs," Oscar Pareja said before the three day break. "First we have to recover some of the guys that have been injured, and we have to recover some of those that have been accumulating a lot of playing time. But at the same time, we have a group that needs to keep going and training. So we're trying to manage all these things, but what we have to do is get the guys healthy."
Commerce City, Colo. - Once again, Colorado and Kansas City will square off where the winner moves one step closer to another championship. The Rapids will visit Sporting KC on June 5 in the 4th Round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park (6:30 MT), marking the ninth time these teams have met in an elimination round of a competition.
The Rapids advanced by defeating the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 in Florida, earning their first Open Cup proper win since 2007. Sporting reached the 4th Round with a 3-2 win over the Orlando City Soccer Club at home.
It might not have been as crisp as the scoreboard indicated, but first half goals from Edu and Andre Akpan and a second half injury time tally from Kamani Hill allowed the Colorado Rapids to advance in the US Open Cup with a 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rowdies Tuesday night, marking the first time since 2007 that the Rapids have advanced beyond the tournament’s play-in stage.
The Colorado Rapids are back in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time since 2007. Tonight the Rapids visit the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a third round match at Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Thanks to the Rowdies staff for providing this live stream of the match, which will begin at 5:30 pm MT:
Commerce City, Colo. - Less than 24 hours after the 3-2 home win over Montreal, the Colorado Rapids had recovery and training session before departing for Tampa, Florida on Sunday afternoon. Twelve of the 14 players that played Saturday night are among the 18 players who will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the third round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 29 at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla (5:30 pm MT).
U.S. Soccer has announced the fourth-round possible pairings and locations for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Results from the third round of play next Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30, will determine the matchups for the fourth round taking place one week later on Tuesday, June 5.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Tuesday, May 22, 2012) – The Colorado Rapids will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies next Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the third round of the 99th Edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Tampa Bay’s 3-0 victory over Jacksonville United in tonight’s second round match determined that the Rapids will travel for their first match in this year’s edition of the U.S. Open Cup.
Commerce City, Colo. - The Colorado Rapids learned today that they will face either the Tampa Bay Rowdies or Jacksonville United in the Third Round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 29. Jacksonville (National Premier Soccer League - amatuer) will host Tampa Bay (North American Soccer League - Division II) in the second round next Tuesday, May 22 at Patton Park in Jacksonville, Florida (5:30 pm MT).