An MLS original, the Colorado Rapids hold a spot in the top league of the U.S. soccer pyramid

Rapids players comment after scoreless draw in Los Angeles

StubHub Center — After a 0–0 result against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Wednesday night, Rapids striker Kevin Doyle said it “was a fair result.” Listen to Doyle describe scoring chances to Current of Colorado’s Brian Jennings. Hear comments from Axel Sjöberg and Dillon Powers, and see John Babiak’s pictures of the players from […]

Hairston, Williams partnership works over Fire

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Colorado had difficulty breaking through a solid Chicago Fire squad on Saturday night, but perseverance paid off when Marco Pappa scored the game-winner in the 89th minute to preserve the unbeaten streak at home for the Rapids this season with a 2–1 victory. Chances in Chicago’s final third were tough to find, but Marlon […]

Pappa gives Rapids late game-winner over Fire

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Marco Pappa replaced Dillon Powers in the 83rd minute and scored the game-winner in the 89th to preserve Colorado’s unbeaten streak at home with a 2–1 victory over the Chicago Fire at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night. Listen to head coach Pablo Mastroeni describe Pappa’s magic and see […]

Rapids, Switchbacks, Real Colorado have skin in “Banana Skin Game”

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — As Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni explained after his cadre of 14 players beat Switchbacks FC 1–0 in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Tuesday night, “these kinds of games are banana-skin games.” Mastroeni said, “It’s a lose-lose for us. You’re meant […]

Fourth Round LHUSOC rematch for Switchbacks FC and Colorado Rapids

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — When Switchbacks FC beat Arizona United on June 1, Colorado soccer fans knew they would get to see a Rapids/Switchbacks rematch in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 14. Today, both teams top the MLS and USL tables, and they’ve played two fewer games than the next-best […]

Soccer-filled weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — John Babiak arrived early on Saturday with his cameras and didn’t leave Dick’s Sporting Goods Park until Memorial Day because he was busy capturing the Brazilian training session, the Colorado Rapids 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union, the unified group of players and leadership from both clubs at the Unified game late Saturday night*, and […]

Photo by John Babiak.

MLS titans battle to 1-1 draw in Colorado

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — The top two teams in MLS lined up without their presumptive top players, but the Rapids and Union replacements challenged presumptions with a 1–1 draw on Saturday night. After the final whistle, Union head coach Jim Curtain recounted a sumo-wrestling stalemate in the first half from depth players on both teams, followed by late-game […]