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After 28 games, 70 goals scored, and one phenomenal season, the Colorado Rapids 2 have established themselves not only as Best in the West, but one of the best teams overall in MLS NEXT Pro. Like the climb up to one of Colorado’s 58 peaks that reach 14,000 feet elevation, Rapids 2 had to pour blood, sweat, and tears into their journey and the summit is in sight! With the team just three wins away from becoming the second-ever MLS NEXT Pro Champions, let's look back on their path to glory and how they attained such a level of success.
Coming off a 17th place overall finish in the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season in 2022, Rapids 2 looked to improve upon the areas they fell short in last season. Having only won 7 out of 24 matches, Head Coach Erik Bushey needed to start the season out on a strong note in order to set the precedent. And they did start strong, not suffering their first loss until June, setting a new MLS NEXT Pro record of going 12 games entirely unbeaten.