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Find all the latest Rapids headlines from MLS Week 24 below!

The Denver Post

Gyasi Zardes completes hat trick as Colorado Rapids top Minnesota United, secure six-point week

“The Colorado Rapids’ offense broke out of its shell Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

 Colorado put three past Minnesota United before lightning paused the match at halftime. By the final whistle, the Rapids tacked on one more in a 4-3 victory that secured a much-needed six-point week.”

Rapids’ Gyasi Zardes named MLS Player of the Week for hat trick against Minnesota United 

“Gyasi Zardes was voted Major League Soccer’s Player of the Week for his Week 24 performance against Minnesota United on Saturday, in which he scored a hat trick in the span of 61 minutes as the Rapids went on to win 4-3.

Zardes became the first member of the Rapids to win MLS Player of the Week since Andre Shinyashiki did so Week 27 of 2019. The pair are the only Rapids players to be given the award since the start of the 2015 season.”

How Rapids general manager Pádraig Smith became steward for sustainable soccer on Front Range: “It really is a dream come true” 

“Smith has helped transform the Rapids’ fortunes after shaping soccer in Ireland, Europe”

SBI Soccer 

Gyasi Zardes enjoys breakout performance in Rapids win over Loons  

“Gyasi Zardes’ move to the Colorado Rapids provided the veteran forward with a new opportunity to get back to his best in the attacking third and Saturday’s performance vs. Minnesota United was a prime example of the determination in Zardes since his move to the Western Conference.”

Burgundy Wave

Gyasi Zardes’ hat trick powers Rapids past Loons 

“It may have rained on the Rapids and Loons again, but Zardes splashed most.”

Fraser, Harris and Rapids team up to benefit youth soccer in Jamaica 

“The nonprofit organization Football for the World Foundation (FFWF) USA has teamed up with its first MLS club, the Colorado Rapids, to host a one-day drive and collect donated soccer boots and balls for youth soccer programs throughout the Caribbean nation of Jamaica.”

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