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Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#1 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:22 pm

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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#2 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Mar 1, 2015 1:36 pm

With the start of the 20th Major League Soccer season just fives days away, a new era has begun on RealGM with the creation of an MLS forum.

Come discuss the Rapids on the NEW MLS Forum.
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Post#3 » by LittleOzzy » Thu Mar 5, 2015 4:36 pm

RAPIDS SIGN DRAFT PICK BADJI

Forward Dominique Badji started four of the Colorado Rapids' last five preseason games, but the fourth-round SuperDraft pick was not officially signed until Wednesday, when the Rapids announced his contract.

A four-year contributor at Boston University, Badji was named America East Rookie of the Year in 2011 and produced eight goals and four assists as a senior. He appeared in six games and scored one goal for the PDL team Real Boston Rams in 2014. After appearing at the adidas MLS Player Combine, he was selected by the Rapids with the 45th overall pick in the SuperDraft.

Born in Dakar, Senegal, Badji speaks four languages (English, French, Wolof and Joloa; his father was a translator and now teaches French in Zimbabwe) and came to the US with a former Peace Corps volunteer, Clotilde Coly, who became his guardian. Badji played basketball and participated in track and field at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, keeping in touch with his father via email.


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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#4 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Mar 7, 2015 2:24 pm

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PHILADELPHIA UNION vs COLORADO RAPIDS
PPL PARK, Chester, Pa.
March 7, 2015 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #5)
4 p.m. ET (WPVI-6abc; Altitude)

Someone here wanted me to remind everyone that the Rapids play at 4:00PM today, come over to the MLS forum to discuss game one.
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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#5 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:35 pm

What was Bobby Burling thinking?

Terrible way to earn a second yellow card.
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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#6 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Apr 4, 2015 1:33 pm

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COLORADO RAPIDS vs NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
April 4, 2015 (WEEK 5, MLS Game #29)
7 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)

Should be a good game tonight, both teams need the three points.
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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#7 » by LittleOzzy » Sat May 23, 2015 6:46 pm

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COLORADO RAPIDS vs VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
May 23, 2015 (WEEK 12, MLS Game #116)
7 p.m. MT (Altitude; TSN1)


Tough game for Colorado tonight, but I would love for them to get the win.
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Post#8 » by LittleOzzy » Thu May 28, 2015 12:30 am

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs COLORADO RAPIDS
CENTURYLINK FIELD, Seattle, Wash.
May 27, 2015 (WEEK 13, MLS Game #121)
10 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)
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Post#9 » by LittleOzzy » Sat May 30, 2015 4:47 pm

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COLORADO RAPIDS vs PORTLAND TIMBERS
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
May 31, 2015 (WEEK 13, MLS Game #131)
9 pm ET (MLS Live)


The bottom of the West battle it out tonight in hopes of moving back into the playoff race.
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Post#10 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:20 pm

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ORLANDO CITY SC vs COLORADO RAPIDS
CITRUS BOWL, Orlando, Fla.
June 24, 2015 (WEEK 17, MLS Game #163)
7:30 p.m. ET (MLS Live)


Rapids are well out of the Playoffs, but maybe they can play spoiler for a few teams that are close?
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Post#11 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:50 pm

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CHICAGO FIRE vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
TOYOTA PARK, Bridgeview, Ill.
August 22, 2015 (WEEK 25, MLS Game #252)
8:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)


The battle of last placed teams!
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Post#12 » by LittleOzzy » Mon Feb 1, 2016 7:06 pm

Colorado Rapids acquire attacker Shkëlzen Gashi as Designated Player

Colorado Rapids announced today that the club has acquired attacker Shkëlzen Gashi from FC Basel as a Designated Player. The Albanian international will be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and his P1 Visa.

“Shkëlzen was our top attacking target this offseason,” said Paul Bravo, Technical Director and VP of Soccer Operations. “He has proven to be a prolific goalscorer in his club’s domestic and European success. In addition he has been instrumental in his national team’s qualification campaign for Euro 2016. We are delighted to sign him on a permanent transfer and look forward to seeing him in burgundy.”

Gashi, 27, joins Major League Soccer from FC Basel of the Swiss Super League, where he scored 25 goals since his arrival to the club prior to the 2014 season. Gashi has earned Swiss Super League Golden Boot honors in his last two seasons after scoring 19 goals for Grasshopper Club Zürich in 2013-14 and 22 goals for FC Basel in 2014-15. In 2014, he earned Axpo Player of the Year accolades, awarded to the best player in the Swiss Super League.

Gashi made his professional debut in 2006 with FC Zürich of the Swiss League and, following two loan stints with FC Schaffhausen and AC Bellinzona, joined Neuchâtel Xamax in 2010. While with Neuchâtel, Gashi appeared in 13 games (1 goal) and a total of 41 games (22 goals) with FC Aarau in 2011-12.

During his two years at Grasshoppers, Gashi saw action in 60 matches while scoring 24 goals for the club. He was a regular for a side that appeared in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round as well as the UEFA Europa League. He was in the Basel side that held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2014-15, and which narrowly lost at home to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal in the contest with Real Madrid.

Born in Zurich, Gashi made 21 appearances for the Switzerland U17, U19 and U21 squads, notching eight goals. In 2013, Gashi earned his senior team debut for the Albanian national team after receiving his citizenship on August 18.


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This guy is legit! Golden Boot winner of the Swiss league the last two seasons. He should do well in MLS.
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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#13 » by LittleOzzy » Fri Mar 4, 2016 11:39 pm

MLS IS BACK THIS SUNDAY!

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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
AVAYA STADIUM, San Jose, California
March 6, 2015 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #6)
3:00 PM ET (MLS LIVE)


Will you be watching the first game of the season?
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Post#14 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Mar 5, 2016 4:18 am

Colorado Rapids acquire Jermaine Jones in trade with New England Revolution

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Jermaine Jones has finally found a home for the 2016 MLS season.

After a lengthy period of uncertainty, the US international has landed with the Colorado Rapids in a sign-and-trade deal with the New England Revolution, it was announced Friday. In exchange, the Revolution have received Colorado’s natural first-round draft pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and general allocation money.

The deal marks an end to the offseason saga that saw Jones fail to come to terms on a deal for a third season in New England. He’ll be required to serve a six-game suspension with the Rapids for making contact with referee Mark Geiger during New England’s playoff lost last year to D.C. United.

Yet despite his club uncertainty, Jones has maintained a prominent role with the USMNT, earning his 57th and 58th caps after starting in their last two friendlies against Iceland and Canada earlier this year.

Jones joins a club in transition following their last-place finish in the Western Conference last season. This winter, Pablo Mastroeni's side has parted ways with 15 players from the 2015 roster and brought in a number of new faces in the midfield, including former Sounders playmaker Marco Pappa and former Union youngster Zach Pfeffer.


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Re: Colorado Rapids Discussion Thread 

Post#15 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:14 pm

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COLORADO RAPIDS vs. LA GALAXY
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
March 12, 2016 (WEEK 2, MLS Game #15)
7 PM ET (MLS LIVE)


It's Game day!
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Post#16 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:16 pm

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D.C. UNITED vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
RFK STADIUM, Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2016 (WEEK 3, MLS GAME #29)
5 pm ET (ESPN2, MLS LIVE)


Game day again, it's on ESPN2 today.
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Post#17 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:59 pm

MLS Decision Day

Today for the first time in MLS history all 20 teams will take the field at exactly the same time in the final matchday of the regular season (4 pm ET). It's what will make Decision Day so special.



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COLORADO RAPIDS vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO
Dick's Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, Colorado
Sunday, Oct. 23 | Week #34 | MLS Game #337
4 pm ET (MLS LIVE, Altitude, ROOT Sports SW)
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Post#18 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:33 pm

MLS CUP Semi-Finals!

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LA GALAXY vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
2016 Western Conference Semifinal – Leg 1
StubHub Center | Carson, California
Sunday, Oct. 30
5:00 pm ET (ESPN in the US | TSN1/4 in Canada)


5:00PM Eastern, ESPN
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Post#19 » by skywalker33 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:10 pm

You do know this is a BASKETBALL thread, right ??? WHO CARES ABOUT SOCCER ?!?!?!?
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Post#20 » by LittleOzzy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:13 pm

skywalker33 wrote:You do know this is a BASKETBALL thread, right ??? WHO CARES ABOUT SOCCER ?!?!?!?


I would assume a lot of people do. It's likely the most popular sport in the world... But yeah, what do I know?

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