Tag: Colorado Rapids

Fire 2 Rapids 1 - recap and ratings

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The post has been friendly to the Fire in the last two MLS matches. Portland found the woodwork three times last week and the Rapids found it twice in this match. It seems fortunes have turned a bit for the Fire with the some of the “luck” that worked against them early in the season... Read more »

Fire v Rapids match preview

The Fire appear to be catching another club at just the right time with the Colorado Rapids coming into Toyota Park at less than full strength. The Rapids weren’t expected to contend for much in the West this season but at 5-5-5 they’ve overachieved amid a string of injuries and reliance on several young players.... Read more »

Rapids 2 Fire 0 - Recap and Ratings

During a weekend that saw the Eastern Conference display surprising dominance over their Western counterparts, the Fire were presented with an opportunity to make a statement.  A win could have moved them into second place in the Eastern table trailing only Sporting Kansas City.  Granted, it’s too early in the season to seriously look at... Read more »

Fire v Rapids Match Day

Starting line ups Fire GK Tornaghi D Segares, Gibbs, Anibaba, Pause M Robayo, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Johnson, Jumper, Berry, Paladini, Bone, Puppo, Barouch Rapids GK Pickens D Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Zapata M Castrillon, Larentowicz, Mullan, Rivero, Cascio F Cummings Bench: Ceus, Palguta, Marshall, Thompson, Nane, Amarikwa, Hill

Fire v Rapids Match Preview

The Rapids were victorious in their first two matches of the season against Columbus at home and on the road against Philadelphia, although they were outplayed for much of the latter match, before getting pasted in New York 4-1 last weekend.  The lopsided loss to the Red Bulls is a bit deceiving since they were... Read more »

Fire Reserves Suffer First Loss

The Fire reserves dropped to 4-1-1 after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rapids this morning at Toyota Park’s practice field.  The starting line up for the Fire featured a few different looks.  Here a few game notes  including an interesting appearance by a familiar face: Pari Pantazaopoulos started the match at... Read more »

Fire 2 Rapids 0 - Recap and Ratings

A second consecutive 2-0 victory and the team’s best all around performance all season against a quality side is enough to provide some optimism and much needed confidence as the MLS season winds down.  With eight games remaining the Fire currently stand five points away from the tenth and final playoff spot but Frank Klopas... Read more »

Fire v Rapids Match Day

Staring Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Gibbs, Anibaba, Segares D Pause, Pardo, Pappa, Grazzini F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Mikulic, Husidic, Paladini, Bone, Barouch, Chaves Rapids GK Pickens D Kimura, Wynne, Marshall, Moor M Mullan, Larentowicz, Mastroeni, Thompson, Nyassi F Folan Bench: Ceus, Earls, Palguta, Nane, LaBauex, Cummings, Kandji

Fire v Rapids Match Preview

With a bit of renewed confidence and an upcoming US Open Cup semi-final match on Tuesday the Fire look to keep their slim MLS playoff hopes alive as they take on the defending MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.  The Rapids are in the midst of a busy travel week after battling to... Read more »

Mid Week Notes

Saturday’s opponent, the Colorado Rapids played to a 1-1 draw against Real Espana in Honduras last night in CONCACAF Champion’s League action.   Their line up included a mixture of reserves and regulars with Jeff Larentowicz, Kosuke Kimura, Wells Thompson and Omar Cummings all seeing considerable minutes.  Travel is an underplayed consideration in MLS and... Read more »