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Burgundy Wave 8 hours ago

Who Is The Rapids Midseason Most Valuable Player?

No, I'm asking. Who is it? At the midway point of this MLS season the Rapids are still looking down at the rest of the league with 32 points from sixteen games. While tides can obviously shift between now and the MLS playoffs, the halfway mark is a good time to take a look at performance throughout the league, especially if your favorite team is atop the Supporter's Shield standings. Along those lines, a buddy of mine recently asked me who I would say was the Colorado Rapids MVP so far this season. My gut told me to say Marco Pappa, but the recency bias quickly subsided. There is inherent...
Burgundy Wave Jun 22, 2016

Colorado Rapids MatchDay: The Burgundy Starting XI

The Rapids face off with the Galaxy tonight The Colorado Rapids make their first trip to Southern California tonight as they take on LA Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, California.  The Rapids are on a 7-0-3 run in their last ten games to sit top of the table in all of MLS whereas the Galaxy are in sixth place and looking to move up the table. Last week the Rapids defeated Chicago Fire 2-1 with goals from Marco Pappa and Kevin Doyle en route to their seventh win at home and equaling their entire win total from 2014 and 2015.  The Rapids looked a bit rusty, but ultimately were able to...
Prost Amerika Jun 22, 2016

LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids Preview

LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids Preview by Chris Brown. Colorado Rapids head to Carson, California for a midweek battle against LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center. These two sides already faced each other in the second week of the season. On that occasion a Marco Pappa goal, deep in stoppage time, gave Colorado a 1-0 [...] The post LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids Preview appeared first on Prost Amerika.
Burgundy Wave Jun 22, 2016

Colorado Rapids Scanty Substitutions And The Return Of Marco Pappa

A tendency to wait until it is almost too late, and the importance of Marco Pappa's return to the Colorado Rapids midfield. The Colorado Rapids squeaked by the Chicago Fire on Saturday night by a score of 2-1 thanks to a gift of a goal from the Chicago defense and some late game heroics from Marco Pappa. Not the ideal result for a team atop the MLS table playing at home against one of the league's bottom feeders, but a result that netted all three available points and pushed the Rapids past the thirty point mark after just fifteen games, the quickest they have reached that milestone in team...
Prost Amerika Jun 19, 2016

Match in pictures: Colorado Rapids vs Chicago Fire

Commerce City, CO- The Colorado Rapids continued their winning ways on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park by edging past the Chicago Fire 2-1. Goals were scored by Kevin Doyle and Marco Pappa for the Rapids and Joey Calistri for the Fire. Photos are courtesy of Corbin Elliott.   The post Match in pictures: Colorado Rapids vs Chicago Fire appeared first on Prost Amerika.
Prost Amerika Jun 19, 2016

Late Deflection Dooms Fire in Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, CO–In the heat and altitude of Colorado, Fire fans could hardly feel any more cold and low right now. A Marco Pappa shot deflected off Jonathan Campbell and into the net in the 89th minute to give the Rapids a 2-1 win. The Fire’s road winless streak in all competitions now reaches 33 [...] The post Late Deflection Dooms Fire in Colorado appeared first on Prost Amerika.
Hot Time in Old Town Jun 19, 2016

Rocky Mountain Cry: Fire lose 2-1 on late goal

The Chicago Fire struggled to generate offense again Wednesday but seemed poised for a draw after a Joey Calistri goal. Then former Fire Marco Pappa happened ... When losing becomes a habit, teams sometimes invent new ways to lose. I'm pretty sure that is what is happening to the Chicago Fire. The Fire chalked up another road loss Wednesday, falling 2-1 to the MLS-leading Colorado Rapids. Generally there is no shame in walking away empty handed against the league's first-place team on the road, but Wednesday's match was a missed opportunity for Chicago. Chicago never seemed poised to break...
Denver Post Jun 18, 2016
Marco Pappa returns from injury and scores game-winner for sluggish Rapids

Marco Pappa returns from injury and scores game-winner for sluggish Rapids

The last time he had seen league action this season, Marco Pappa sprained a knee ligament in an April snowstorm victory over the New York Red Bulls. On a warm evening in June, he rescued the Rapids from what was nearly an embarrassing draw with the Chicago Fire, his former team.
Denver Post Jun 14, 2016
Rapids defeat Colorado Springs Switchbacks in U.S. Open Cup

Rapids defeat Colorado Springs Switchbacks in U.S. Open Cup

Dillon Serna, the Rapids' homegrown player, had been itching to score all night. He had several chances, but couldn't connect until the 84th minute, when Marco Pappa's corner kick was deflected to Serna at the top of the box.
LAG confidential Jun 2, 2016

Why can't the LA Galaxy stop giving up late goals?

The answer is simpler than you might think Lately, it seems the Galaxy have forgotten how to defend at the end of matches.On the final play of the game vs. Montreal, Didier Drogba's knuckling free kick from distance should have been a routine save for goalkeeper Brian Rowe, but the ball slipped through his hands to give the Impact three points. When in doubt... @didierdrogba. #MTLvLA https://t.co/OjCKCCyh4d — Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 29, 2016 The sequence was similar to what happened vs. the Rapids earlier this year, when an errant Daniel Steres clearance fell to Marco Pappa, who...

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