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Tim Howard registers clean sheet in debut

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Tim Howard made two second-half saves during the Fourth of July scoreless draw between the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers on Monday. Hear Howard recount the game and share thoughts on his debut while the fireworks show begins outside the stadium. Post of the Match: The left post on the north goal won the […]

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 […]

Former Colorado club players Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado), and Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush) have become regulars at the top of the USWNT talent pool. Photo by John Babiak.

Hinkle, Pugh, Horan prep for USWNT-Japan rematch

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — During the pre-training press conference at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday afternoon, USWNT head coach Jill Ellis explained how it was premature to say if local midfielder Lindsey Horan would be among the final 18 for the match against Japan at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday night (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT). […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Colorado — This episode includes footage from PASL Nationals, snow-covered parts of Golden, and a DPS high school girls game. Relive Marco Pappa’s game-winner for the Colorado Rapids last Saturday night (courtesy of John Babiak’s photography and Kevin Doyle’s explanation). Look forward to Colorado’s 3:00 kickoff (MT) at RFK against D.C. United on Sunday.

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 […]