Tag Archives: Babiak

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 […]

USWNT-Japan draw showcases Colorado soccer roots

Photos by John Babiak. Interviews/writing/video-editing by Pat Shea. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — In a rematch of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final, Japan scored twice in the first 22 minutes, the U.S. Women’s National Team equalized off two Alex Morgan goals, Japan played the final 37 minutes with 10 players, Lindsey Horan put the […]

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 […]

Rapids: “Keep fighting”

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni was quick to thank the C38 supporters group at the start of his post-game press conference following Colorado’s 1–0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. The TIFO he witnessed before the game simply stated, “Keep Fighting,” which is the relentless sentiment shared by his players. Zac […]


Rapids hang on after Doyle, Lucho, Jones orchestrate game-winner over Real Salt Lake

Photos by John Babiak/Interviewing, reporting, and writing courtesy of Brian Jennings Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Saturday night was a match MLS fans could have expected in Commerce City — two teams almost a mirror image of each other sitting atop the Western Conference. A Jermaine Jones game-winning goal for the Rapids came early in the second half, […]

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Cronin, Rapids focus week-to-week, not on standings

Photos by John Babiak/Written by Brian Jennings Heading into Colorado’s huge rivalry match with next-door neighbors Real Salt Lake at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT), both sides sit atop the Western Conference in a “whouda-thunk-it” matchup early in 2016. Level-headed midfield general Sam Cronin said none of the early-season success will […]

John Babiak (@Photog_JohnB) snaps details: Rapids 3, Sounders 1

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — The Colorado Rapids beat the Seattle Sounders 3–1 last Saturday night, and photographer John Babiak caught the action on camera. Look at the photographs while hearing from Pablo Mastroeni, Jermaine Jones, and Sigi Schmid. Jermaine Jones scores the opening goal. Luis Solignac scores right after halftime (Rapids 2, Sounders 0). […]

Strength at altitude: Don’t foul

Foothills Sports Arena — With three inches of snow outside, the Colorado Rapids worked inside the Foothills Sports Arena on Friday to prepare for their east-coast trip against D.C. United on Sunday (3:00 kickoff, MT). The Burgundy Boys loaded up on hemoglobin, more oxygen carry-on baggage to sneak into RFK. Colorado’s players might gain an edge when they drop in […]