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Colorado Rapids MLS Team
Colorado Rapids MLS Team
Founded in 1996, the Colorado Rapids is a Major League Soccer team based in the Denver area.colorado rapids The team plays its home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a stadium in the city of Commerce City, a suburb of Denver. The stadium opened in 2007. It is also a venue for international matches and lacrosse and rugby matches. The Rapids football team, which has been around for a number of years, has changed its official colours from black to burgundy.
The Rapids were one of the founding members of the MLS.colorado rapids Their first season saw the team finish seventh in the Western Conference. In 1999, they were runners up in the US Open Cup. In 2004, they finished in the fourth spot in the West. In 2010, they won their first MLS Cup. In the final, they defeated FC Dallas. In the semi-finals, they beat the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the Charleston Battery. In the quarter-finals, they defeated the Real Salt Lake. In the Western Conference finals, they beat the Dallas Burn. In the MLS Cup, they defeated the defending champions, D.C. United. They then fell to the Houston Dynamo.
The Rapids have been the subject of several re-brandings in their history.colorado rapids The original logo featured a soccer ball with a blue ring around it. It was accompanied by a "river" or "blue waters" in the middle. The logo was replaced in 2003 with a circular design. This was followed by a re-branding in 2002. In 2003, the team adopted black and blue kits.
The Rapids have had a number of high profile players play for them including Miguel Comminges, John Spencer, and Kyle Beckerman.colorado rapids They have also had a number of Designated Players. In 2004, Pablo Mastroeni played for the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2002 World Cup. After the 2017 season, Mastroeni was fired. The Rapids then signed former Irish international Caleb Folan. The Rapids also signed Joseph Nane from Toronto FC.
The team is owned by Enos Stanley Kroenke and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The team is coached by Robin Fraser. He has a 5-2-0 (W-L-D) record. In addition to his coaching duties, he is also an analyst for the Colorado Rapids. He is joined by former Arsenal and FIFA World Cup player Marcelo Balboa for pre-game previews. He hosts a 30-minute preview show before each game.
The Rapids have been successful in the MLS and have made several play-off appearances. They lost in the first round of the play-offs in 2004 and 2008. They have also lost to the Chicago Fire in the first round of the playoffs in 2009. In 2007, they moved to Dick's Sporting Goods Park. They have also hosted two World Cup qualification matches.
The Rapids have been a member of the CONCACAF Champions League. They qualified for the Champions League when they won the 2010 MLS Cup. In the Champions League, they were eliminated by Toronto FC in the last sixteen.
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