A Blue View: Colorado Rapids in July

What a difference a year makes. Like English champions Leicester City, the Colorado Rapids have soared from worst to first in the mere blink of an eye, and the Rapids currently sit proudly atop the MLS Western Conference on pure merit alone. Colorado’s inbound transfers have arguably added a greater degree of balance across the […]

Crosky on Soccer: Interview With Colorado Rapids Team President Tim Hinchey

In this installment of the Crosky on Soccer Podcast, I interview Colorado Rapids Team President, Tim Hinchey. We discuss a variety of topics, ranging from his experience in the sports industry to his thoughts on who should be the next FIFA President, to what he would do as commissioner of Major League Soccer. I had […]

Colorado Rapids 2015 Season Preview

​After what was one of the most disappointing endings to a season since TV’s “Seinfeld” or “Dinosaurs,” the Rapids took failure to ungodly depths. In the last win of the 2014 season, I was quoted as saying, “it may be awhile till we lose another match.”

Rapids Seek Revenge in Seattle

As far as boring matches go, the 0-0 draw between the Colorado Rapids and the San Jose Earthquakes was one of the worst. Very little life and very few chances were had by either team. According to the Rapids’ website, there was one official shot on goal, coming from Deshorn Brown in the 25th, but […]

Rapids Welcome Timbers in Home Opener

This week has been interesting. With people either saying the Rapids got lucky or they dominated the match versus the Red Bulls, seemingly no one can make sense of what exactly transpired last Saturday. The Rapids came out with real intensity.

Rapids Kick Off 2014 at Red Bull Arena

With a new head coach, the Colorado Rapids are about to begin their 2014 journey. While the preseason has not been fruitful in the win category, Colorado looks to get the real season started in a much different way. The players are obviously excited, the C38 SG is excited, and Pablo is ready to lead […]

Colorado Rapids 2014 Season Preview

In the weeks leading up to the start of a fresh MLS season, I cannot help, but be excited for my club. I am admittedly a homer, but will try to be as objective as possible throughout my writings for Total-MLS. Seeing as this is my first publication for Total-MLS, please allow me to introduce […]

Rapids Begin to Gain Momentum

When last I updated you on the Rapids, things were not looking good. Three losses in a row and, exasperated, I declared “Something’s gotta give!” because next on our schedule was Montreal, who were sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference. I watched the Cali Classico the next day and had to laugh when […]

Rough Week for Rapids

The Rapids just had three matches in eight days, but the action on the pitch doesn’t even begin to cover the tailspin Rapids fans were thrown into this week, starting with the end of a six match unbeaten streak following a rather unimpressive fall to San Jose at home on June 15th. Colorado’s start to […]

Rapids Can’t Capitalize on Chances in Loss to Seattle

The Rapids came into last Saturday’s home match against Seattle on a two-win high following a 1-0 home victory over archrivals Real Salt Lake and the first road win of the season, also 1-0 over Chivas. Pre-match speculation said we could take an easy 3 points against the (then) still winless Seattle, but having been […]

Colorado Rapids 2013 Season Preview

2012 was not a very good year for the Rapids. The optimism of a new coach bringing in a new system quickly faded into what may have been the longest footy summer of my life; it’s hard to watch the club you love fail to perform to what you think their potential is. Some fans […]

Rapids Try to Keep the Faith

Hello, Rapids faithful (and bystanders watching the Pids like a horrific accident you just can’t look away from)! Greetings from the bottom of the table! It feels about as good down here as you’d think it would. For those of you that missed the most recent step in our plunge to the very bottom, I’ll […]

Rapids Becoming Not So Easy to Love

Sitting down to write this article, Sinatra’s “You’d Be So Easy To Love” came up on my iPod. “You’d be so easy to love, so easy to idolize all others above,” he croons, and I couldn’t help but laugh and shake my head at the delicious irony of the timing; the Rapids are not so […]

Rapids Turn Focus to Chivas

When the Rapids headed to Dallas last week, I said I felt good about it. I felt so good about it, in fact, that I agreed to a friendly wager with an FCD fan, because I said the game was winnable; winnable or not, it wasn’t to be for the ‘Pids. The Rapids opened their […]