Colorado Rapids

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Colorado Rapids
Full name Colorado Rapids
Founded 1996
Stadium Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, Colorado
(capacity: 19,680)
Owner Stan Kroenke
Head Coach Vacant
League Major League Soccer
2010 Western Conference: 5th
Overall: 7th
Playoffs: Champions
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors

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.

Players and staff[change | edit source]

Current roster[change | edit source]

As of September 9th, 2011.

No. Position Player
2 Republic of Ireland DF Danny Earls
3 United States DF Drew Moor
4 United States MF Jeff Larentowicz
5 Cameroon MF Joseph Nane
6 United States DF Anthony Wallace
7 Canada MF Josh Janniere
8 United States DF Eddie Ababio
9 United States FW Conor Casey
10 Senegal MF Macoumba Kandji
11 United States MF Brian Mullan
12 United States FW Quincy Amarikwa
13 United States MF Steven Emory
14 Jamaica FW Omar Cummings
15 United States MF Wells Thompson
16 United States MF Ross LaBauex
No. Position Player
17 United States GK Ian Joyce
18 United States GK Matt Pickens
19 United States FW Andre Akpan
20 Scotland MF Jamie Smith
21 Republic of Ireland FW Caleb Folan
22 United States DF Marvell Wynne
25 United States DF Pablo Mastroeni (captain)
27 Japan DF Kosuke Kimura
28 United States MF Davy Armstrong
29 United States DF Scott Palguta
31 Haiti GK Steward Ceus
32 DF Miguel Comminges
34 Jamaica DF Tyrone Marshall
United States DF Hunter Freeman

Reserve Team Players[change | edit source]

This list shows players who have played for the team in official 2011 MLS Reserve Division games, but are not part of the senior roster.

No. Position Player
United States MF Oscar Montez
Sierra Leone MF James Rogers
United States MF Dillon Serna
No. Position Player
England FW Phil Bannister
Mexico FW Ricardo Perez

Stadium[change | edit 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 | edit source]

Record[change | edit source]

Year-by-year[change | edit source]

Year Regular Season Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
1996 5th, West Did not qualify Semi-Finals Did not qualify
1997 4th, West Final Round of 16 Did not qualify
1998 3rd, West Quarter-Finals Did not enter Qualifying Round
1999 4th, West Quarter-Finals Final Did not qualify
2000 3rd, West Quarter-Finals Round of 32 Did not qualify
2001 4th, West Did not qualify Round of 32 Not held
2002 4th, West Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
2003 3rd, West Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
2004 3rd, West Quarter-Finals Round of 16 Did not qualify
2005 3rd, West Semi-Finals Round of 16 Did not qualify
2006 4th, West Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
2007 4th, West Did not qualify Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
2008 4th, West Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 6th, West Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 5th, West Champions Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 5th, West TBD Did not qualify Group stage

Statistics[change | edit source]

Year League Record Top Scorer
P W L D F A Pts Name G
1996 32 11 21 NA 44 59 29 Jean Harbor 11
1997 32 14 18 NA 50 59 38 Paul Bravo 8
1998 32 16 16 NA 62 69 44 Wolde Harris 13
1999 32 20 12 NA 38 39 48 Jorge Dely Valdes 10
2000 32 13 15 4 43 59 43 Junior Agogo 10
2001 26 5 13 8 36 47 23 John Spencer 14
2002 28 13 11 4 43 48 43 Chris Carrieri 11
2003 30 11 12 7 40 45 40 John Spencer 14
2004 30 10 9 11 29 32 41 Jean Philippe Peguero 7
2005 32 13 13 6 40 37 45 Jeff Cunningham 12
2006 32 11 13 8 36 49 41 Kyle Beckerman
Nicolas Hernandez
7
2007 30 9 13 8 29 34 35 Jovan Kirovski 6
2008 30 11 14 5 44 45 38 Conor Casey 11
2009 30 10 10 10 42 38 40 Conor Casey 16
2010 30 12 8 10 44 32 46 Omar Cummings 14
2011 34 12 9 13 44 41 49 Jeff Larentowicz 7
Total 492 191 207 94 664 734 643 Conor Casey 48

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