Soccer365's Brian Jennings give his take on the goings on in Major League Soccer and the Colorado Rapids in his column MLS from 5280.
Edson Buddle found the perfect time to tally his first goal in a Rapids uniform as Colorado’s late-game heroics turned Toronto FC away with zero points once again this season.
In 2013, the Colorado Rapids have so far fielded an injury report that looks like what could be a starting 11 in most matches. However, on top of that nightmare, Head Coach Oscar Pareja and his team have battled Spring snowstorms and their disruption of training as well
Two injuries to starters in Friday’s training were compounded by two more starters going down on Saturday as the visiting Sounders escaped with the 1-0 win.
Colorado takes a commanding lead in the “Rocky Mountain Cup” race between the two border rivals with only another home contest in early August standing in the Rapids' way of possessing the Cup for the first time since 2006.
The Rapids struck early in both halves, rookie Dillon Powers got his first goal and a Hendry Thomas PK, but couldn’t hold on as Will Johnson brought the Timbers back from a two goal deficit to draw on the road.
Who knows?.....when the U.S. is in front of a hostile crowd, dodging insults among other things, toiling away in the sweltering humidity of Jamaica or Costa Rica, maybe the battle cry “Remember Colorado!” will get them through the 90 minutes and on to Brazil 2014?
"We’re very confident, in good spirits, and everybody is in a good mood. World Cup Qualifying time is where you’ve got to show character. We’re looking forward to enjoying the crowd and getting all 3 points.”-U.S. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Friday night’s World Cup Qualifier in Commerce City, CO should be the exact setting the US National Team wants against Costa Rica: Cool weather, sellout crowd on home soil, and a chance to put the bad taste of a loss at Honduras out. "This game comes at a point where we need to respond in a big way,” Michael Bradley told Soccer365.com
Dillon Powers couldn’t have expected to start his first available match in MLS. A pre-season injury to midfielder Martin Rivero opened up a slot in the middle of the Colorado’s lineup, however, and Head Coach Oscar Pareja recently stated he was not afraid to throw the young guys out there.
This isn’t the way Colorado Head Coach Oscar Pareja envisioned opening the 2013 season with his revamped Rapids lineup, however the injury bug has struck even before the first kick and now the second year coach will need to adapt accordingly at Dallas this coming weekend.
After a 2012 season, which saw Colorado miss out on the playoffs, there were bound to be roster moves. However, replacing these players on the roster has been done with a decided movement towards youngsters and building depth with those under 30 years of age.
Colorado Coach Oscar Pareja sat down to discuss his first MLS campaign in charge and some of the work to be done for 2013. “We want to make sure that the players that will remain for next year they adapt to the idea of what we want, they believe in this idea, they are buying into what we want to build."
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