Colorado Rapids

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Colorado Rapids
FoundedJune 6, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-06-06)
Stadium
Stadium
capacity
18,061, expandable to 19,680[1]
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
Head coachConor Casey (interim)
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2018Western Conference: 11th
Overall: 21st
Playoffs: Did not qualify
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Colorado Rapids are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer. They are one of the founding clubs of the MLS. The hometown of Rapids is Denver, Colorado. The club was formed in 1996.

Stadium[change | change source]

Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Colorado's home stadium since 2007

The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (ca. 8 miles north of the center of Denver). The stadium capacity is 19,680 and cost $131 million to construct. It is a stadium for football only. The soccer stadium opened on April 7, 2007. Before moving to DSG Park in 2007, Colorado Rapids shared Mile High Stadium and then Invesco Field at Mile High with the Denver Broncos an American football team.

Honors[change | change source]

Team records[change | change source]

Year-by-year results[change | change source]

Season Regular Season MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
1996 5th, West (11–21) Did not qualify Semifinals Did not qualify
1997 4th, West (14–18) Final 3rd Round
1998 3rd, West (16–16) Quarterfinals Did not enter Qualifying Round
1999 4th, West (20–12) Quarterfinals Final Did not qualify
2000 3rd, West (13–15–4) Quarterfinals 2nd Round
2001 4th, West (5–13–8) Did not qualify 2nd Round Not held
2002 4th, West (13–11–4) Semifinals Quarterfinals Did not qualify
2003 3rd, West (11–12–7) Quarterfinals Quarterfinals
2004 3rd, West (10–9–11) Quarterfinals 4th Round
2005 3rd, West (13–13–6) Semifinals 4th Round
2006 4th, West (11–13–8) Semifinals Quarterfinals
2007 4th, West (9–13–8) Did not qualify 2nd Round
2008 4th, West (11–14–5) Did not qualify
2009 6th, West (10–10–10)
2010 5th, West (12–8–10) Champions
2011 5th, West (12–9–13) Quarterfinals Group stage
2012 7th, West (11–19–4) Did not qualify 4th Round Did not qualify
2013 5th, West (14–11–9) Knock Out Round 3rd Round
2014 8th, West (8–18–8) Did not qualify 5th Round
2015 10th, West (9–15–10) Did not qualify 5th Round
2016 2nd, West (15–6–13) Semifinals 5th Round
2017 11th, West (9–19–6) Did not qualify 5th Round Not held
2018 11th, West (8–19–7) Did not qualify 4th Round Group stage

Year-by-year stats[change | change source]

Sources: [2] [3]

Season League Record Top Scorer
Points GP W L D GF GA Name Goals
1996 29 32 11 21 0 44 59 Jean Harbor 11
1997 38 32 14 18 0 50 59 Paul Bravo 8
1998 44 32 16 16 0 62 69 Wolde Harris 13
1999 48 32 20 12 0 38 39 Jorge Dely Valdés 10
2000 43 32 13 15 4 43 59 Junior Agogo 10
2001 23 26 5 13 8 36 47 John Spencer 14
2002 43 28 13 11 4 43 48 C. Carrieri, M. Chung & C. Henderson 11
2003 40 30 11 12 7 40 45 John Spencer 14
2004 41 30 10 9 11 29 32 Jean Philippe Peguero 7
2005 45 32 13 13 6 40 37 Jeff Cunningham 12
2006 41 32 11 13 8 36 49 Kyle Beckerman & Nicolás Hernández 7
2007 35 30 9 13 8 29 34 Jovan Kirovski 6
2008 38 30 11 14 5 44 45 Conor Casey 11
2009 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 Conor Casey 16
2010 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 Omar Cummings 14
2011 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 Jeff Larentowicz 7
2012 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 Jaime Castrillon 8
2013 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 Deshorn Brown 10
2014 32 34 8 18 8 43 62 Deshorn Brown 10
2015 37 34 9 15 10 33 43 Kevin Doyle 5
2016 58 34 15 6 13 39 32 Shkëlzen Gashi 9
2017 33 34 9 19 6 31 51 Dominique Badji 7
2018 31 34 8 19 7 36 63 Dominique Badji 7
Total 922 730 265 314 151 935 1,072 Conor Casey 50

Note: MLS did not allow ties prior to the 2000 season as games were decided by shootout when tied at full-time.

By opponent[change | change source]

Regular season record [4]
Team W L D Total
Sporting Kansas City 22 25 13 60
FC Dallas 22 32 14 68
San Jose 19 28 15 62
Tampa Bay 1 5 10 0 15
New York Red Bulls 18 16 7 41
Columbus 16 15 10 41
New England 20 15 9 44
D.C. United 12 19 10 41
Los Angeles 24 37 10 71
Chicago 14 18 9 41
Miami 1 3 6 0 9
Real Salt Lake 12 16 10 38
Chivas USA 2 14 7 7 28
Houston 9 9 7 24
Toronto FC 6 8 1 15
Seattle 5 13 2 20
Philadelphia 3 2 5 10
Portland 6 8 3 17
Vancouver 9 6 3 14
Montreal 3 1 1 5
New York City FC 0 1 1 2
Orlando City SC 0 2 1 3

As of July 3, 2017
  1. Dissolved after 2001 season.
  2. Dissolved after 2014 season.

International tournaments[change | change source]

Qualifying Play-off v. Mexico Club León – 1:0, 2:4 (León advances 4:3 on aggregate)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stadium Facts" (PDF). Dick's Sporting Goods Park 2018 Fan Guide. March 23, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  2. "Record by year". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Player statistics". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Schedule History". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]