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Abe Rod and Adam Beaudry: Similarities, Differences, and Lessons Learned

EDITORIAL – Last winter, the Colorado Rapids did not pick up the team option on Homegrown goalkeeper Abraham Rodriguez. Abe Rod had just had a good year with Rapids 2 and made his first team debut on Decision Day. In January, they signed graduating senior Adam Beaudry to a Homegrown contract. What are the similarities […] The post Abe Rod and Adam Beaudry: Similarities, Differences, and Lessons Learned appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
The Denver Post Feb 25, 2024
Rapids throttled by Portland in season opener

Rapids throttled by Portland in season opener

After one half, both the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers had 0.7 expected goals on Saturday night. Portland instead led 4-0.
Burgundy Wave Feb 25, 2024

Honeymoon Over? Timbers Take Rapids to Woodshed With Sam Vines Own Goal.

PORTLAND, Ore. – That was the mother of all reality checks. On Saturday night, the Colorado Rapids opened the 2024 season at Portland Timbers. It looked like last year’s opener in Seattle in the first half. It’s just one game, but has it ended the Chris Armas honeymoon phase? The first ever lineup from Head […] The post Honeymoon Over? Timbers Take Rapids to Woodshed With Sam Vines Own Goal. appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 24, 2024

Captain Keegan Rosenberry on new title, what won’t change, and leading the club

COMMERCE CITY – Right back Keegan Rosenberry walks into the press room at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park. It’s another loss for the 2023 Colorado Rapids. He’s one of the few players who wasn’t really bad tonight. He’s also a well-spoken veteran. It’s his turn to take questions from the media and try to come up […] The post Captain Keegan Rosenberry on new title, what won’t change, and leading the club appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
The Denver Post Feb 23, 2024
Rapids coach Chris Armas, offseason additions learned valuable lessons in Europe. Now they’re being applied in Colorado.

Rapids coach Chris Armas, offseason additions learned valuable lessons in Europe. Now they’re being applied in Colorado.

Chris Armas was using an elliptical machine in the basement of his New York home last September when he began watching a Colorado Rapids news conference in the wake of Robin Fraser's dismissal.
Burgundy Wave Feb 23, 2024

Rapids Timbers Preview: A New Dawn

PORTLAND, Ore. – The first game of the Chris Armas era will see the Colorado Rapids travel to Providence Park to take on a familiar foe: the Portland Timbers. When: Saturday, February 24th @ 8:30 pm MDT Where: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon TV/Streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV Rapids Timbers Preview: A tense, but low-scoring affair could be […] The post Rapids Timbers Preview: A New Dawn appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 23, 2024

Rapids Roster Compliance Day: Tavares Waived. Gersbach Bought Out.

COMMERCE CITY – The Colorado Rapids start their 2024 MLS campaign Saturday night at Portland Timbers. Friday morning, the club announced several updates to reach roster compliance. Sidnei Tavares, on loan from FC Porto B, has been waived. The club has used their offseason buyout on Alex Gersbach. The Rapids are also trading an International […] The post Rapids Roster Compliance Day: Tavares Waived. Gersbach Bought Out. appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 23, 2024

The Curious Case of the Sidnei Tavares Loan

COMMERCE CITY – The Colorado Rapids have terminated the Sidnei Tavares loan from FC Porto B, the club announced Friday morning. The 22-year-old played 300 minutes across five appearances in league play. He had one of the shortest and strangest loan stints in Rapids history. Tavares came last summer in a window that had needed […] The post The Curious Case of the Sidnei Tavares Loan appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
The Denver Post Feb 23, 2024
5 keys to turning the Colorado Rapids around in 2024

5 keys to turning the Colorado Rapids around in 2024

The minimum objective for new Colorado Rapids head coach Chris Armas is a return to the playoffs in 2024. Here are five keys to getting there.
Burgundy Wave Feb 22, 2024

2024 Colorado Rapids Season Preview

PREVIEW – The Colorado Rapids kickoff their 2024 season tomorrow at Portland Timbers. This past offseason might have been the most eventful in club history. Chris Armas got hired as head coach, and gradually won over the Rapids Community. A bunch of old heads from the 2021 team were unceremoniously kicked out. Then KSE spent […] The post 2024 Colorado Rapids Season Preview appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
The Denver Post Feb 22, 2024
Meet the 2024 Colorado Rapids: A look at the roster tasked with turning around franchise

Meet the 2024 Colorado Rapids: A look at the roster tasked with turning around franchise

A look at the 2024 Colorado Rapids roster ahead of the season-opening match at Portland.
Burgundy Wave Feb 22, 2024

Aboubacar Keita Loan to Bohemian FC Official

COMMERCE CITY – Colorado Rapids have loaned center back Aboubacar Keita to Bohemian FC in the League of Ireland Premier Division, the club announced Thursday afternoon. It is a one-year loan for 2024. The Rapids retain the right to recall Keita. The press release did not mention an option to buy. The 23-year-old came to […] The post Aboubacar Keita Loan to Bohemian FC Official appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 22, 2024

Podcast: Scabby The Ref

Hello Colorado Rapids fans. MLS is back! Happy match week! This week on Holding The High Line, we have so much to talk about. The guys banter abut the new Rapids kit and the referee lockout that could see Scabby The Ref get a call wrong against the Pids. Also, we’re officially #SaveTheCup. If you […] The post Podcast: Scabby The Ref appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 20, 2024

“It’s time to move past it.” Sam Vines on Antwerp Champions League Fallout, Return Home, and More

COMMERCE CITY – Sam Vines rejoined Colorado Rapids a month ago this week. The 24-year-old returns to the loving arms of his family in Colorado Springs and Rapids fans. He’s since gotten engaged. Despite the clerical error that had him miss out on UEFA Champions League with Royal Antwerp, things are on the up for […] The post “It’s time to move past it.” Sam Vines on Antwerp Champions League Fallout, Return Home, and More appeared first on Burgundy Wave.
Burgundy Wave Feb 18, 2024

Memories From Toronto: Kosuke Kimura

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans. Here is the second episode of Memories From Toronto. This week, Red speaks to right back Kosuke Kimura. We discuss his soccer origins growing up in Japan. Get ready for a wild story of how he annoyed an embassy and gamed the SAT to get into college soccer at […] The post Memories From Toronto: Kosuke Kimura appeared first on Burgundy Wave.