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Tag Archives: Colorado Rapids

MLS ’13 – The End of the Western Conference’s Dominance

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For the past three years, the gulf between the two MLS conferences has seemingly been as deep as the Grand Canyon.  In 2011 and 2012, the East’s representative in MLS Cup was Houston, a convert from the West.  The last … Continue reading

The Meek Inheriting the League – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Sweeper, the new name for our weekly Monday column rehashing all of the action from this weekend in MLS.  If you remember last week’s column, we are trying to make this feature different and … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Colorado Rapids

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Team: Colorado Rapids Coach: Oscar Pareja Last Season: 12-9-13, 5th West, 6th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #Rapids From MLS champions to gutted in the past season, the Colorado Rapids enter the season wondering “what if”.  A new front office and new coach will try to … Continue reading

The 2012 MLS Season Preview Preview

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Did you feel that?  That little shiver down your spine as you clicked on this story to read it.  Was it too much caffeine this morning?  Or was it the sense that the beginning of spring and the MLS season … Continue reading

Why the New Format Will Save the US Open Cup

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The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday announced an expanded Open Cup format and schedule, one that will incorporate all MLS and lower division teams in a newly and hopefully more condensed way.  In essence, the changes allow the Lamar Hunt U.S. … Continue reading

Navigating the Rapids: Three Questions for Colorado

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Defending champions in all sports have had down subsequent seasons, but few have imploded quite like Colorado.  Despite qualifying for the playoffs, the Rapids’ season was a roller coaster.  Struggling with injuries and added games the entire season, the team … Continue reading

Cunningham Milestone Goal Highlights Intense Night of MLS Action

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MLS fans were treated to four games last night instead of the usual one or two, as the schedule makers begin to crowd in a few more league games in anticipation of international friendlies and late-season CONCACAF Champions League matches. … Continue reading

Resumes Flying! The Week in Review May 30 – June 3, 2011

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For American soccer fans, we are entering a frantic month of soccer.  In addition to our normal MLS action, we will have the chance to see the Gold Cup and an impressive friendly against Spain.  With the action spread out … Continue reading

Knock Knock It’s FIFA: Week in Review May 23-27, 2011

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It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of … Continue reading

Bob, Robert, and Omar: The Week in Review May 9-13, 2011

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After a midweek tease, the MLS slate is full this weekend with all but two teams playing on Saturday.  For those looking forward to a little Friday night soccer, there will be none so you’ll just have to wait for … Continue reading

Wednesday Matches are Good Appetizer to Weekend Feast

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One would be tempted to overlook the two matches going on tonight in MLS and focus on an incredible slate of games this weekend, with LA/NY as the headliner.  To do so would be to miss some important storylines as … Continue reading

Seattle Squeaks By Colorado Despite Man Advantage

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It was an underwhelming display last night, but the Seattle Sounders held on to defeat the home-team Colorado Rapids 1-0, despite having a man advantage the entire match.  Colorado played an aggressive game, pressing throughout while Seattle was content to … Continue reading

Espindola Gives Real only MLS Goal of the Night

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Fabian Espindola knocked in a loose rebound late in stoppage time to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids and a leg-up in the 2011 Rocky Mountain Cup.  Espindola also gave MLS fans the only goal … Continue reading

Real Salt Lake Video Pumps Up the Rocky Mountain Cup

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For the uninitiated, the Rocky Mountain Cup is a yearly fan rivalry between the only two MLS clubs in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and Real Salt Lake.  The Cup has been awarded since 2005 and the games to decide the … Continue reading

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

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Just weeks before the beginning of the season, MLS yesterday finally released its playoff format for the 2011 season.  As dreaded, it will include 10 of the 18 MLS teams, and officials acknowledged the number could change as more teams … Continue reading

The MLS Schedule is Finally Released!

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Our long national nightmare is over.  The MLS schedule is out. About a month before the beginning of the season, MLS finally released the entire schedule for all 18 MLS teams.  Previously, only each team’s first home game was known, … Continue reading

What Would You Like to See from MLS Talk in 2011?

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Happy New Year to all our readers and best wishes in 2011! The past year was a big one for American soccer.  A good but not great World Cup run, a highlight goal from Landon Donovan, and the controversial rehiring … Continue reading