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Encyclopedia > Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids
  Team logo  
Year founded 1995
League Major League Soccer
Nickname Rapids, 'Pids
Stadium Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
Coach Flag of United States Fernando Clavijo, 2005—
Owner Flag of United States Stan Kroenke
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
Team colours
Home colors
Team colours Team colours Team colours
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Away colors
First Game
Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids
(Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996)
Largest Win
Colorado Rapids 4–0 Kansas City Wiz
(Mile High Stadium; May 5, 1996)
Worst Defeat
1–6, twice; 0–5, four times
All-time Top Scorer
Flag of United States Paul Bravo (39)
Supporter Groups
Class VI, The Front Range, Centennial Firm
MLS Cup
None
US Open Cup
None
Supporters' Shield
None

The Colorado Rapids is a professional soccer club based in Commerce City, Colorado that participates in Major League Soccer. The club was founded in 1995. The team colors are burgundy and sky blue with the home jerseys being burgundy. The away jerseys are sky blue with burgundy trim. They played their home matches at Mile High Stadium from 19962001 and moved into INVESCO Field at Mile High in 2002. They moved to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the Denver suburb of Commerce City for the 2007 season. Image File history File links NewRapids. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Dicks Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colorado, 80022 and is home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. ... Commerce City is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fernando Clavijo (born January 23, 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former American soccer defender and now coach, currently the head coach of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... E. Stanley Kroenke (Stan Kroenke) is a self-made business entrepreneur who is listed in the Forbes 400 as one of the richest people in the world. ... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 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The Rapids have made two finals in their history: the 1997 MLS Cup and the 1999 US Open Cup—losing both times. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ...

Contents

History

Colorado Rapids logo 1995-2001
Colorado Rapids logo 1995-2001
Colorado Rapids logo 2001-2006
Colorado Rapids logo 2001-2006

The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Major League Soccer. The inaugural 1996 season was a forgettable one for Colorado. Despite fielding experienced players like Shaun Bartlett, Chris Woods, and Marcelo Balboa, the team finished dead last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league. Image File history File links ColoradoRapids3. ... Image File history File links ColoradoRapids3. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Shaun Bartlett (born October 31, 1972 in Cape Town) is a South African football (soccer) striker. ... Christopher Chris Charles Eric Woods (born November 14, 1959 in Swineshead, Lincolnshire) was a football goalkeeper who was best known for being Peter Shiltons long-time understudy in the England team in the mid to late 1980s. ... Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American soccer defender and captain of the U.S. national team for a part of the 1990s. ...


The complexion of the team changed dramatically for the following season with new head coach Glenn Myernick. Myernick brought new faces to the squad including Paul Bravo, Wolde Harris, and Ross Paule. The team struggled early on, but rallied to grab a postseason spot. The Rapids pulled off two major upsets and advanced to the MLS Cup final. Chris Henderson scored a mid-air volley past Dallas keeper Mark Dodd in the 87th minute in the Western Conference final, ensuring Colorado's place in the MLS Cup final. They lost the final to DC United. Glenn Mooch Myernick (December 29, 1954 – October 9, 2006) was an American soccer player and coach of several teams from 1993 to 2006. ... Paul Bravo (born June 19, 1968 in Campbell, California) is a former American soccer midfielder and forward. ... Wolde Harris (born January 26, 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican soccer striker. ... Ross Paule (born April 4, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee), is an American soccer midfielder, who currently plays for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... This article is about the soccer player. ... Mark Dodd (born September 14, 1965, in Dallas, Texas) was a soccer goalkeeper, who played in Major League Soccer for the Dallas Burn. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Marco Etcheverry, 191 Goals Jaime Moreno, 76 Assists Marco Etcheverry, 101 Points Jaime Moreno, 218 Shutouts Nick Rimando, 18 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April...


Colorado continued on a rollercoaster of success and disappointment: Myernick brought in more new players including Anders Limpar and Marcus Hahnemann and the club made it to the 1999 US Open Cup final, only to be upset 2–0 by the Rochester Raging Rhinos. Anders Limpar (born September 24, 1965 in Solna) is a Swedish footballer. ... Marcus Augustus Hahnemann (born 15 June 1972 in Seattle, Washington, United States) is a football (soccer) goalkeeper. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ...


The 2000 season boasted two of the more memorable moments in Rapids history. The first was Marcelo Balboa's famous bicycle kick which garnered the Goal of the Year. The second was clenching a playoff spot in the final game of the season against the Los Angeles Galaxy, scoring in the 97th minute. Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American soccer defender and captain of the U.S. national team for a part of the 1990s. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Goal of the Year Award since its inception in 1996. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Galaxy, The Gs, The Green and Gold, Los Galacticos de Los Angeles Stadium The Home Depot Center Carson, CA Coach Frank Yallop, 2006— Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest...


In 2001 Tim Hankinson took the reins as Colorado's new head coach. Scottish striker John Spencer also joined the club that year. Hankinson proved to be a somewhat controversial coach due to his defensive style of play and questionable player acquisitions. While he did bring effective players like Mark Chung, Chris Henderson, Carlos Valderrama, and Joe Cannon to the squad--and made the playoffs every year--Hankinson also signed a number of expensive and unsuccessful players including ZiZi Roberts and Darryl Powell, and traded away fan favorite Marcelo Balboa, whose career was nearing its end. After several years of mixed results, Tim Hankinson stepped down at the end of the 2004 season. American Tim Hankinson, who won Big East Coach of the Year honors at Syracuse University and led tiny Alabama A&M to the NCAA Div 1 Finals two years in a row, began his professional career with Tindsedal FC in Icelands First Division. ... John Spencer (born September 11, 1970 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former professional football (soccer) who last played in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids. ... Mark Chung (born June 18, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former American soccer player, who last played left midfield for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. ... Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (born September 2, 1961 in Santa Marta) is a Colombian soccer player, often considered the best Colombian player of all time. ... Joe Cannon (b. ... Zizi Roberts (born June 13, 1979 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a Liberian soccer player, who last played striker for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Darryl Powell (born 15 November 1971 in London) is a Jamaican football player. ...


Kroenke Sports Enterprises had purchased the club the year before and made sweeping changes before the 2005 season. KSE cleaned house in the front office and appointed Fernando Clavijo as the new head coach. Clavijo brought in many new additions to the squad including Jeff Cunningham, Terry Cooke, and David "Dedi" Ben Dayan. The team saw steady improvement over the course of the season. The season's success was highlighted by a dramatic playoff victory over FC Dallas in a penalty shootout. Fernando Clavijo (born January 23, 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former American soccer defender and now coach, currently the head coach of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Jeff Cunningham (born August 21, 1976 in Montego Bay, Jamaica) is a Jamaican-American soccer striker, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. ... Terry Cooke (born August 5, 1976 in Birmingham) is an English football (soccer) midfielder, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... David Dedi Ben Dayan, (Hebrew: דוד דדי בן דיין) (born November 27, 1978) is an Israeli football (soccer) midfielder, who currently plays for Maccabi Netanya in Israel. ... Year founded 1995 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname Hoops, FCD, Toros Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City Wizards (Cotton...


Colorado's 2006 season seemed to parallel trends from previous years. Clavijo's squad performed inconsistently and only secured a playoff spot at the very last instant. Lightning managed to strike twice as they duplicated their 2005 playoff run by again beating FC Dallas in penalties only to crash out of the Western Conference Final by a two goal deficit. Other highlights from the final black and blue season include securing the Rocky Mountain Cup for the second consecutive year and winning the MLS Reserve Division. Year founded 1995 as Dallas Burn League Major League Soccer Nickname Hoops, FCD, Toros Stadium Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX Coach Steve Morrow Owner Clark Hunt First Game Dallas Burn 0–0 San Jose Clash (Cotton Bowl; April 14, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 5–0 Kansas City Wizards (Cotton... The MLS Western Conference is one of Major League Soccers two conferences. ... Rocky Mountain Cup logo The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy awarded to the fans of the yearly winner of the rivalry between the Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer teams. ...


On February 9, 2007, the club officially revealed their new colors and crest. The new home uniform showcases a burgundy jersey, white shorts, and burgundy socks, while the away uniform will be comprised of sky blue jersey, sky blue shorts, and sky blue socks.


Partnership with Arsenal F.C.

The leaked Arsenal Colorado logo
The leaked Arsenal Colorado logo

At the same time as the new colors were unveiled, the Rapids and the London club Arsenal announced that the teams had entered into a partnership with the intention of "building the Arsenal brand in the US; helping to improve the quality of football at MLS team Colorado Rapids and supporting grassroots football in the US".[1][2] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ...


The collaboration between the two clubs includes beneficial coaching and player development for Colorado, with the possibility of arranging friendlies between the teams. It also gives Arsenal media attention in the US market, which has already proven its brand-identity potential for other European clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid. It was also announced that the deal includes a US soccer tournament to be hosted in Denver, with teams competing for the Arsenal Cup. Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ...


The Rapids considered changing their name to Arsenal Colorado F.C. as part of this partnership, going so far as to trademark the name.[3] This was publicly revealed when a proposed crest with that name was leaked to the World Wide Web[4]. The team did elect, however, to retain its traditional name. WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (or the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ...


Colorado Rapids owner, Stan Kroenke, recently purchased a share of Arsenal, reportedly 9.9% of the club for approximately $128 million. Mr. ... Look up share on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Rocky Mountain Cup

With Major League Soccer's expansion in 2005, Real Salt Lake became the second team in the Rocky Mountain region and the Rapids' closest neighbor. The supporters of the two clubs created a regular-season competition between the two sides to foster and memorialize this budding rivalry. Colorado won the Rocky Mountain Cup in the first two years, 9 points to 3 and 7 points to 4. The winning team's fans maintain control of the actual Cup trophy for the next year, until the next year's winner is determined. Year founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Nickname RSL, Real Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT Coach John Ellinger, 2005— Owner Dave Checketts First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas (Rice-Eccles Stadium... Rocky Mountain Cup logo The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy awarded to the fans of the yearly winner of the rivalry between the Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer teams. ...


Supporters

While the Rapids have always had decent attendance, the club has had a fairly rocky history when it comes to ultras. A handful of formally organized groups have come and gone. While there have been several groups both large and small, the most notable of these were the Jolly Green Men and the River Ratz. Reasons for the failures of these groups include lack of growth and tensions between the stadium security and the Rapids front office. After the River Ratz become defunct, there was a period of several years where there was no real supporters group. It has been suggested that List of ultras groups be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2005 and 2006, two organized groups emerged and are beginning to build from scratch. The Centennial Firm is the latest group trying to establish an ultras scene with flags, banners, and drums. Class VI was established in late 2005 to provide an alternative to the traditional standing environment. They are an organized body known as a seating club, focused on passion for the game, premium viewing location, and a focus on gameplay and is open to any fan (including both season ticket holders and single-game fans). After the close of the 2006 MLS season, the Rapids announced a new area (and official supporters' club) in Dick's Sporting Goods Park that would specifically house fans interested in an ultras experience. This section will be called The Front Range (and will be the home of the Centennial Firm). Dicks Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colorado, 80022 and is home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. ...


Television and radio

Rapids matches appear on several channels including Altitude Television, which is owned by Kroenke Sports Entertainment as are the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. New for the 2007 season, Major League Soccer has determined that every team must broadcast every game (home and away) on television, at least regionally. 17 of the 30 Rapids games for 2007 are slated for nationally-available channels in 2007, including some pay channels (such as HDNet). Category: ... E. Stanley Kroenke (Stan Kroenke) is a self-made business entrepreneur who is listed in the Forbes 400 as one of the richest people in the world. ... A request has been made of the Mediation Cabal for mediation on this page. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ...


While there is no English language radio outlet, all the Rapids' matches will be broadcast in Spanish on KNRV "La Buena Onda" 1150khz AM. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Honors

The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... Rocky Mountain Cup logo The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy awarded to the fans of the yearly winner of the rivalry between the Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer teams. ...

Current roster

As of April 7, 2007

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Senegal GK Bouna Coundoul
2 Flag of United States DF Jordan Harvey
3 Flag of United States DF Greg Vanney
4 Flag of United States DF Dan Gargan
5 Flag of United States MF Kyle Beckerman
6 Flag of United States DF Brandon Prideaux
7 Flag of United States FW Jovan Kirovski
8 Flag of Costa Rica MF Yherland McDonald
9 MF José Cancela
10 Flag of United States FW Herculez Gomez
11 MF Terry Cooke
12 Flag of United States DF Mike Petke
13 Flag of United States DF Stephen Keel
14 Flag of Jamaica FW Omar Cummings
15 Flag of United States FW Jacob Peterson
No. Position Player
16 Flag of United States DF Chris Wingert
18 Flag of United States DF Ugo Ihemelu
19 Flag of Panama FW Roberto Brown
20 Flag of Argentina FW Nicolas Hernández
21 Flag of United States MF Nico Colaluca
22 Flag of United States MF Nick La Brocca
23 Flag of United States MF Colin Clark
25 Flag of United States MF Pablo Mastroeni (captain)
27 MF Kosuke Kimura
28 Flag of United States MF John DiRaimondo
30 Flag of United States GK Justin Hughes
31 Flag of United States GK Zach Thornton
33 Flag of United States MF Daniel Wasson
Flag of United States MF Greg Dalby
FW Riley O'Neill †
Source: http://www.coloradorapids.com/Team/Roster.aspx

† Unsigned player Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... A goalkeeper. ... Bouna Coundoul (born March 4, 1982 in Dakar, Senegal) is a Senegalese goalkeeper who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jordan Harvey (born January 28, 1984 in Mission Viejo, California) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Greg Vanney (born June 11, 1974 in Chandler, Arizona) is an American soccer player, who currently plays left fullback for SC Bastia and the United States national team. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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Changes for the 2007 MLS Season

In

Out Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Roberto Brown (born 15 July 1977 in Panama, Panama) is a football forward who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids. ... Tacuarembó Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Tacuarembó is an Uruguayan football club based in Tacuarembó. Categories: | ... The Primera División Uruguaya (Uruguayan First Division) is the top category of Uruguayan football (soccer), and its organized by the Uruguayan Football Association. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay_(bordered). ... José Carlos Cancela Duran (born June 25, 1976 in Santa Lucia, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan soccer player, who currently plays attacking midfielder for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nico Colaluca (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Herculez Gomez (born April 6, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American soccer player, who is currently with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ugochukwu (Ugo) Ihemelu (born April 3, 1983 in Enugu, Nigeria) is a Nigerian-American soccer defender, who last played for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Fredrikstad Fotballklubb (also known as Fredrikstad or FFK) is a Norwegian football club from the town of Fredrikstad. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brandon Prideaux (born August 18, 1976 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soccer defender who currently plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Zach Thornton (born October 10, 1973, in Edgewood, Maryland) is a soccer goalkeeper, one of the best netminders in Major League Soccers history. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Greg Vanney (born June 11, 1974 in Chandler, Arizona) is an American soccer player, who currently plays left fullback for SC Bastia and the United States national team. ...

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joe Cannon may refer to: Joe Cannon (soccer), American goalkeeper Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836–1926), U.S. Representative from Illinois and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; nicknamed Uncle Joe Joe B. Cannon, Texas state representative, 1959–1965 Joe F. Cannon, recently deceased Texas criminal defense attorney, famous... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Matt Crawford (born August 20, 1980 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American soccer midfielder, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Eric Denton (born February 8, 1978 in Falls Church, Virginia) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hunter Freeman (born January 8, 1985 in Tyler, Texas) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Luchi Gonzalez (born July 14, 1980 in Hialeah, Florida) is an American soccer player, who last played striker for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Miami FC are an American professional soccer club in First Division of the United Soccer Leagues. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Sasha Gotsmanov (born September 19, 1982 in Minsk, Belarus) is an American-Belarussian soccer player, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Matt Jordan (born October 13, 1975 in Aurora, Colorado) is an American soccer goalkeeper, who currently plays for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Aitor Karanka de la Hoz (born August 8, 1973 in Vitoria, Álava) is a Spanish football defender, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Aaron King (born January 31, 1982 in Denver, Colorado) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Thiago Martins (born September 4, 1976 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian soccer player who currently plays striker for C.D. Chivas USA of Major League Soccer. ... F.K. Bodø/Glimt is a Norwegian football club from the city of Bodø and was founded in 1916. ... Adeccoligaen is the second highest division of the Norwegian professional football league. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Clint Mathis (born November 25, 1976 in Conyers, Georgia) is a soccer forward/midfielder who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer after making his name with the MetroStars. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Fabrice Noël (born July 21, 1985 in Gressier, Haiti) is a Haitian soccer forward, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Alain Nkong (born April 6, 1979 in Yaounde) is an Cameroonian soccer midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Melvin Tarley is a Liberian soccer player who last served as a forward for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ...

Notable players

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American soccer defender and captain of the U.S. national team for a part of the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Shaun Bartlett (born October 31, 1972 in Cape Town) is a South African football (soccer) striker. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Paul Bravo (born June 19, 1968 in Campbell, California) is a former American soccer midfielder and forward. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joe Cannon (b. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mark Chung (born June 18, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former American soccer player, who last played left midfield for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Robin Fraser (born December 17, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former soccer defender, one of the best defenders in Major League Soccers history. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Marcus Augustus Hahnemann (born 15 June 1972 in Seattle, Washington, United States) is a football (soccer) goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Aitor Karanka de la Hoz (born August 8, 1973 in Vitoria, Álava) is a Spanish football defender, who currently plays for the Colorado Rapids. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Anders Limpar (born September 24, 1965 in Solna) is a Swedish footballer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pablo Mastroeni (born August 29, 1976 in Mendoza, Argentina) is an American soccer defender and midfielder. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Clint Mathis (born November 25, 1976 in Conyers, Georgia) is a soccer forward/midfielder who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer after making his name with the MetroStars. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... John Spencer (born September 11, 1970 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former professional football (soccer) who last played in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Steve Trittschuh (born April 24, 1965) is a retired United States soccer defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Carlos Valderrama (poster) Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (born September 2, 1961 in Santa Marta) is a former Colombian soccer player, a midfielder often considered the best Colombian player of all time [citation needed]. Nicknamed El Pibe (The Kid), Valderrama is recognizable for his enormous dyed blondish-orange bush of hair... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Jorge Dely Valdes (born March 12, 1967 in Colon, Panama) is a Panamanian football player, one of the best of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Christopher Chris Charles Eric Woods (born November 14, 1959 in Swineshead, Lincolnshire) was a football goalkeeper who was best known for being Peter Shiltons long-time understudy in the England team in the mid to late 1980s. ...

Head coaches

Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bobby Houghton was a former coach of the Colorado Rapids in 1996 Categories: People stubs ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Roy Wegerle (born March 19, 1964 in Pretoria) is a South African-American soccer player, who played for the United States in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Glenn Mooch Myernick (December 29, 1954 – October 9, 2006) was an American soccer player and coach of several teams from 1993 to 2006. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... American Tim Hankinson, who won Big East Coach of the Year honors at Syracuse University and led tiny Alabama A&M to the NCAA Div 1 Finals two years in a row, began his professional career with Tindsedal FC in Icelands First Division. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fernando Clavijo (born January 23, 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former American soccer defender and now coach, currently the head coach of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ...

Team records

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Ownership

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Home stadiums

Mile High Stadium (known as Bears Stadium until 1968) was a baseball, soccer and football stadium that stood in Denver, Colorado from 1948-2001. ... INVESCO Field at Mile High is a stadium in Denver, Colorado. ... Dicks Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colorado, 80022 and is home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. ...

Year-by-year

Year Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1996 5th, West Did not qualify Semifinals
1997 4th, West Final Round of 16
1998 3rd, West Quarterfinals Did not enter
1999 4th, West Quarterfinals Final
2000 3rd, West Quarterfinals Round of 32
2001 4th, West Did not qualify Round of 32
2002 4th, West Semifinals Quarterfinals
2003 3rd, West Quarterfinals Quarterfinals
2004 3rd, West Quarterfinals Round of 16
2005 3rd, West Semifinals Round of 16
2006 4th, West Semifinals Quarterfinals

Average attendance

regular season/playoffs

  • 1996: 10,213/missed playoffs
  • 1997: 11,835/15,785
  • 1998: 14,812/6,582
  • 1999: 14,029/6,542
  • 2000: 12,580/8,789
  • 2001: 16,481/missed playoffs
  • 2002: 20,687/11,002
  • 2003: 16,772/6,434
  • 2004: 14,195/8,028
  • 2005: 13,638/11,207
  • 2006: 12,056/4,176
  • 2007: 18,086
  • All-Time: 14,662

International competition

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Facts

  • The Colorado Rapids underwent an image change before the 2003 season, switching their kit colors from the old green to the black and blue that was used through the 2006 season. The new uniforms, which closely resembled those of the Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, were received with mixed reactions. There was speculation that the club might switch back to green kits for the opening of Dick's Sporting Goods Park in 2007, but the team revealed a wholly new kit using burgundy and sky blue during an event for season ticket holders, and officially unveiled the new color scheme on February 9, 2007 (PMS 202 & 278).

This article is about the Italian football (soccer) league. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... Dicks Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colorado, 80022 and is home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. ... Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American soccer defender and captain of the U.S. national team for a part of the 1990s. ... Paul Bravo (born June 19, 1968 in Campbell, California) is a former American soccer midfielder and forward. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Colorado Rapids U23s is an American soccer team, founded in 2000 as part of the development system for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...

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