SnowclassicWHOOA!!

By Brian Jennings If you missed the 2019 Colorado Rapids season opener, you were probably warm and toasty, and shame on you if you were a local.  Shivering in the stands at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Saturday night, and you were part of another SnowClassico for sure, getting to see an epic game with a…

Pre-Game: Rapids v Timbers

by Brendan Wyatt We are finally here, the beginning of the 2019 MLS season and more importantly, it’s the home opener for the Colorado Rapids.  In what could be a potential Snow Clasico 3.0 the Rapids will take on last years runner up to the MLS cup, the Portland Timbers.  The Timbers off season was…

Sharpe Knows Howard-Era Doesn’t Stop Yet

By Brian Jennings Colorado fans can see the pride Rapids Goalkeeper Coach Chris Sharpe exudes when he talks about the club, whether it involves a legend of the game or the kids coming up trying to emulate said legend.   “I love my job,” says Sharpe, something that not everyone can honestly say let alone believe….

Rapids Assistant Coach Makes the Most of his Time

By Brian Jennings Talk with Chris Sharpe for just a few minutes and his enthusiasm, dedication, and sheer love for what he does is apparent.  As far as exactly what that is takes a bit longer, but one part comes out if you pay attention to the Rapids sideline prior to the match, or before…

Gashi’s Game Resurrected to End 2018

by Brian Jennings Colorado’s arguably most effective scoring threat re-established himself as a starter for six of the last eight MLS matches in 2019, helping the side go unbeaten in the last three.  Seeing Shkelzen Gashi contributing not necessarily in the scoring column, but as a dangerous part of the Rapids attack, is one important…

Game Preview: Rapids v FC Dallas

by Brendan Wyatt It is the final Rapids game of the season and although there are no playoffs to push for, there is always pride.  The Rapids have started to show signs of life as the 2018 season wraps up; the last two games were shutouts, which hasn’t been done since 2016. Today’s opponent is…

Game Preview: Rapids v MNFC

by Brendan Wyatt Our Colorado Rapids are in Minnesota today to take on Minnesota FC in the second match.  The Rapids won their first meeting with MNFC on June 23rd.  That game saw the Rapids leading scorers Edgar Castillo and Tommy Smith both bag goals along with one from Joe Mason to win 3-2. Since…

Blomberg looks to get dialed-in as the off-season slowly approaches

by Brian Jennings Johan Blomberg wasn’t surprised by the talent level during his first MLS season, but he didn’t quite expect the parity that the league has become known for.  Year-to-year, or even game-to-game, the quality of teams isn’t always reflected by their place in the standings, something Blomberg didn’t always have to worry about…

Game Preview: Rapids v LAFC

by Brendan Wyatt The Colorado Rapids are back home to host LAFC, who we may recall, is the team that started this current losing streak. This skid that has seen the Rapids lose six straight, really has to do with the fact that they have scored just one goal while the other guys hit the back…

Game Preview: Rapids v Sounders

by Brendan Wyatt The Colorado Rapids travel west to take on the Seattle Sounders today, an early start for a west coast game with a 2pm MST kickoff. The Rapids have managed to squeeze out 2 wins at CenturyLink field with a 2-9-1 record on Seattle’s turf. The Sounders have had a rough start to…