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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids
Full name Colorado Rapids
Founded 1995
Stadium Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, Colorado
Ground Capacity 18,061,[1] expandable to 19,680
Owner Stan Kroenke
Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni
League Major League Soccer
2015 Western Conference: 10th
Overall: 19th
Playoffs: None
Website Club home page

The Colorado Rapids are an American professional soccer team, based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Western Conference of the league.

Colorado are one of the 10 charter clubs in MLS, competing since the inaugural season of the league. Colorado won the MLS Cup in 2010. The Rapids reached the final once before, in 1997, when they lost to D.C. United. They also reached the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1999, losing to the Rochester Raging Rhinos. The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City since its opening in the 2007 season.


  • History 1
    • Early years 1.1
    • 2007–10 1.2
      • MLS Champions 1.2.1
    • Mastroeni era: 2014–present 1.3
  • Colors and badge 2
  • Stadium 3
  • Club culture 4
    • The Rocky Mountain Cup 4.1
    • Supporters 4.2
  • Broadcasting 5
  • Players and staff 6
    • Current roster 6.1
    • Head coaches history 6.2
    • Gallery of honor 6.3
  • Honors 7
    • Minor Trophies 7.1
  • Record 8
    • Year-by-year 8.1
    • Year-by-year stats 8.2
    • By opponent 8.3
    • International tournaments 8.4
    • Team records 8.5
    • Attendance 8.6
  • Affiliations 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Early years

The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Shaun Bartlett, Chris Henderson, Chris Woods, Roy Wegerle and Marcelo Balboa, and head coach Bob Houghton, the team finished last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league. Balboa became the first player ever to score for the club and also the first to record a goal at Mile High Stadium (in 1996).

For the following season, there was a new head coach (Glenn Myernick) and a new General Manager, Dan Counce. Myernick and Counce brought new faces to the squad including Paul Bravo, Wolde Harris, Ross Paule, and keeper Marcus Hahnemann. The team struggled early on, but rallied to grab a postseason spot. The Rapids pulled off two upsets and advanced to the 1997 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 scored in the Cup thanks to a goal by Adrián Paz but lost the final 2–1 to D.C. United.

Colorado continued on a roller coaster of success alternating with major 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.

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 clinching a playoff spot in the final game of the season against the Los Angeles Galaxy, with Paul Bravo scoring in the 97th minute.

Chris Henderson playing for the Rapids in 2004

In 2001 Tim Hankinson took the reins as Colorado's new head coach. Scottish striker John Spencer also joined the club that year. While Hankinson 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. During his coaching stint, the club also traded away club legend Marcelo Balboa, whose career was nearing its end....he played 1 game with New York before retiring.

2002 was a banner year for the Rapids, and they started off their new year at their new home of Invesco Field at Mile High by acquiring two powerhouses and future stars for the team, Pablo Mastroeni and Kyle Beckerman from the defunct Miami Fusion F.C. Chris Henderson went down in history as the first player ever to score a goal in the brand-new stadium. Mark Chung posted record numbers on the season, and Mastroeni shone for the US Men's National Team in that year's World Cup. The club advanced to the MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals, and although they didn't advance to the MLS Cup, the Rapids did clean up at the MLS postseason awards ceremonies. General Manager Dan Counce was named MLS Executive of the Year and 4 other Rapids front office staff were named as the best at their positions in MLS that year. Mark Chung was named to the League Best XI squad and also took home the MLS Fair Play Award. Finally, the Rapids ticket sales staff was named best in the league after the Rapids finished first in MLS average home attendance for the first time ever with an average home crowd of over 20,000 fans per home game.

2003 saw the club change their identity, with a rebranding that brought in the new team identity and color scheme of black and blue. Mark Chung and forward John Spencer had banner years. Spencer, the Rapids' team captain, set a new team record by scoring in six consecutive games and tied his own team record with 14 goals on the season. He finished the season third in MLS with 33 points, was a finalist for Honda MVP and was named to the MLS Pepsi Best XI. Joining him on the Best XI was Chung, who tied his career high of a year prior with 11 goals and was second on the team with 28 points. This was Chung's second consecutive appearance on the MLS Best XI and it marked the first time in league history that two Rapids had been so honored in the same season.

The Rapids set a new MLS record for the lowest home Goals Against Average over an entire season with at 0.53 by only allowing eight goals in 15 matches at Invesco Field during the season, and never more than one in a single game. After Kansas City broke the Rapids’ MLS record 16 game home undefeated streak on June 9, the Black & Blue reeled off 11 more undefeated home games. On the year Colorado was undefeated when scoring more than one goal, a credit to the play of goalkeeper Joe Cannon and the suffocating defense.

Kroenke Sports Enterprises purchased the club in late 2004 and made several changes before the 2005 season. In the front office, KSE replaced long-time executive GM Dan Counce with Charlie Wright, who appointed Fernando Clavijo as the new head coach.

Clavijo and Wright 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 2005 season. The season's success was highlighted by a dramatic playoff victory over FC Dallas in a penalty shootout, and their claiming of the brand new Rocky Mountain Cup in the tournament's inaugural year.

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.


The Rapids (in pale blue) in action against Houston Dynamo in 2009

New head executive Jeff Plush took over the business responsibilities of the club when he was named Managing Director in January 2006. The club's colors were changed to burgundy and blue, to "mesh" with other clubs owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprised. This accompanied the introduction of a state of the art soccer stadium and fields complex, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and formulating relationships with Arsenal [2] of the English Premier League and Pachuca of Mexico.

The Rapids enjoyed a successful inaugural year at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, hosting numerous international exhibitions and tournaments on the stadium's complex, and the 2007 MLS All-Star Game; on the pitch though the team's record was 9–13–8. The team started out strong with a 2–1 victory over D.C. United in frigid conditions . Herculez Gomez became the first player to score in the Rapids' brand new stadium. The team had a long winless streak that saw them sink in the standings. Colorado ultimately finished just shy of a playoff spot. Major low points in the season included an embarrassing 5–0 loss to the Seattle Sounders in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, and a defeat to Real Salt Lake that saw them lose both a playoff berth and the possession of the Rocky Mountain Cup. The club won the MLS Reserve League for the second consecutive year.

Heading into the 2008 season, Rapids GM Charlie Wright added depth to the midfield and defense. Major signings included Christian Gómez and Jose Burciaga Jr. The 2008 season saw a resurgent Rapids side, which started off the season with a complete thrashing of David Beckham and the LA Galaxy by a 4–0 score on Opening Day to launch the season. However, an inconsistent mid-season stretch where, for 13 games,[3] the Rapids could not win two games in a row or lose 2 in a row, saw Clavijo resign from the Head Coach position for personal reasons, and saw Gary Smith, an assistant coach who came from the Arsenal F.C. system, take over on an interim basis with 11 games left in the season. Under Smith's direction, the Rapids surged into the playoff race, with two key away wins, but fall short of the playoffs in the last game of the season, against Real Salt Lake. Salt Lake tied the Rapids 1–1 in the 90th minute of that game to eliminate the Rapids from playoff contention.[3] Because of the signs of improvement shown in the last 11 games, Smith was hired as the head coach.

The 2009 campaign featured head coach Gary Smith in his first full season.[4] Smith took over the reins from Fernando Clavijo as interim manager after Clavijo resigned. Smith's first appointment was ex-England international Steve Guppy as his assistant; Guppy had spent the previous season at USL-1 team Rochester Rhinos as their Player Assistant Coach. Shortly after, Rapids veteran midfielder Pablo Mastroeni re-signed with the club for four years after mulling potential offers from Europe.[4] The Rapids also signed new four-year contracts with midfielders Colin Clark and Nick LaBrocca and defenders Jordan Harvey and Kosuke Kimura.[5] The Colorado Rapids acquired former QPR and Chicago Fire goalkeeper Matt Pickens to replace Senegalese goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul. The other major roster move included the arrival of Ivan Guerrero from D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Christian Gomez and backup goalkeeper Mike Graczyk.[6] The media criticized the Rapids for not making more roster changes for the 2009 season. However, the core of the team remained intact.[7]

MLS Champions

The 2011 campaign led to no roster changes. However, Sanna Nyassi and Tyrone Marshall were signed from Seattle Sounders FC. Joseph Nane and Josh Janniere were additions from Toronto FC. Local product Steven Emory was signed after an open tryout during preseason. The Rapids made the headlines when Irish International and former Hull City striker Caleb Folan signed with the club. The primary departure was defender Julian Baudet. Since Colorado won the 2011 MLS Cup, they automatically qualified for the group stages of the 2011–2012 CONCACAF Champions League. On September 9, Colorado signed versatile defender Miguel Comminges. The Guadeloupe International can play at either Left or Right back. On September 13, Comminges made his debut for Colorado as a substitute in a 4–1 home loss to Club Santos Laguna in the CONCACAF Champions League.

The 2012 season began with several changes to the club. Oscar Pareja was appointed head coach following the departure of Gary Smith. The team traded Sanna Nyassi to the Montreal Impact, and Macoumba Kandji to Houston Dynamo. Acquiring Hunter Freeman, Jaime Castrillón, Luis Zapata, and young Kamani Hill and the loan of young talent Martín Rivero the Rapids looked to begin on a positive note. After defeating the Columbus Crew 2–0 on opening day, things seemed promising. However, as the season ticked by, things started to turn for the worst. Looking for a turn around, Hárrison Henao was loaned and Brazilian Edu was signed. In July, Kosuke Kimura was traded to the Portland Timbers. Shortly after, defender Tyson Wahl was brought in via trade from the Montreal Impact. After a poor season, the Rapids looked for a late season turn around when they signed Hendry Thomas from Wigan Athletic. The Rapids were eliminated from play-off contention in late September ending hopes for another MLS cup.

The 2013 season for the Rapids saw massive changes made to the team. All-time leading goal scorer Conor Casey was released and Omar Cummings would be traded during the offseason, the Forward duo combining for 89 goals in the Rapids' careers. With the majority of the 2010 MLS Champions team gone (only 5 players remaining on the squad), the team looked considerably different. Coach Oscar Pareja wanting a squad of younger, more athletic players. Colorado finished the 2013 season campaign with a 14-11-9 (W-L-T) record which placed them fifth in the Western Conference, eighth in the overall standings. They were eliminated in the knockout round in the playoffs. During the off-season, Oscar Pareja revealed his desire to return to FC Dallas to be the Head Coach there after taking the opportunity to do so. Eventually Colorado found his successor which would be none other than Colorado veteran Pablo Mastroeni who had previously retired as a player.

Mastroeni era: 2014–present

Under Mastroeni's first year as head coach, Colorado finished eighth in the West and seventeenth overall having 8 wins, 18 losses, and 8 ties having the Rapids fail to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs, after previously qualifying last year. Despite an upper-mid table performance to start the season, the club was plagued heavily by injuries, causing the team to go winless in their final fourteen matches of the season. In the U.S. Open Cup, the Rapids were eliminated from the tournament to the Atlanta Silverbacks. Additionally, they were unable to defend their Rocky Mountain Cup title, losing to rivals, Real Salt Lake.

Colors and badge

The Rapids' image has evolved a great deal since their inaugural year. The team has undergone two complete re-brandings. Originally using green as the primary kit color, the team changed to black and blue for the 2003 season.

As Colorado were preparing to move into Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the 2007 season, the club re-invented themselves again to more closely align with the DNA and color scheme of other KSE teams, changing their colors to burgundy and blue, and creating a brand new shield logo to fit in with more traditional global soccer marks.

Colorado has had three logos in their history. They originally first used the "river" logo as their primary crest with the "circular" logo as a secondary one. In 2002, the two logos would switch, with the "circular" one becoming the primary. For the 2007 re-branding, the Rapids created the new shield-style logo, which is the one that is currently used today.

The original look of the Rapids sported a predominantly white kit with green trim, when the club's kit supplier was Puma. Other minor colors such as gold and blue were occasionally incorporated, with the club's association with Reebok. Eventually black became more heavily used and eventually overtook white as the more dominant color that accompanied the green, when the club switched to Kappa.

The Rapids underwent an image change prior to the 2003 season. Following the club's switch to Atletica, the kit colors switched to black and blue vertical stripes, similar to the uniforms worn by Italian Serie A club Internazionale. The blue and black vertical stripes remained almost unchanged when MLS adopted Adidas as their league wide kit sponsor.

The kits underwent one last change for the 2007 season. The Rapids now sport burgundy(#92032e) and sky blue(#99bfdc) as their primary colors. The Colorado Rapids also have a brand new third kit, consisting of a white shirt, white socks and burgundy shorts.

The Rapids' home jersey for 2013 featured the same burgundy primary color and featured the names of all season ticket holders imprinted in the fabric. The Rapids also had a special away jersey for the 2013 season, featuring the colors of the Colorado state flag.[9]

The club's use of burgundy led to Scottish pop band Little Eye, fronted by the brother of Rapids player Jamie Smith, writing a song about the team called "Burgundy Sky", which is now used as the Rapids official anthem.[10]

The Colorado Rapids were the last existing MLS club to earn a paid sponsorship deal on the front of their jerseys. In May 2014, the club announced a five-year sponsorship deal with Ciao Telecom.[11] In October 2014, the Rapids sued Ciao for missed payments[12] and quietly disassociated from the company. The club has recently reached an agreement with Transamerica as a shirt sponsor for the next two seasons.


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 (approximately 8 miles north of downtown Denver). The stadium capacity is 19,680 and cost $131 million to construct. It is also referred to as a soccer-specific stadium, since it was constructed for the Colorado Rapids. The soccer stadium opened on April 7, 2007. The stadium complex includes youth soccer fields and various retail establishments, and is owned and operated by Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) which also owns the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Crush and Colorado Mammoth sports franchises, and is a co-owner of English Premier League club Arsenal.

Prior to moving to DSG Park in 2007, Colorado Rapids shared Mile High Stadium and then Invesco Field at Mile High with the Denver Broncos American football franchise.

Club culture

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 and therefore geographical rival. The marketing departments and supporters clubs of the two clubs created a regular-season competition between the two sides to foster and memorialize this budding rivalry. Each season, the Rocky Mountain Cup is determined by the winner of the head-to-head fixtures within league play. .


Omar Cummings #14 greeting the fans at the Supporters Terrace

The Rapids had strong fan attendance in 2002, leading the league in average fans per game in.[13] For the 2011–2012 Edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF regulations require "all-seater" stadiums. The Supporters Terrace was officially closed for these matches, due to the fact that the terraces are standing-only areas with no stadium seating. CONCACAF group stage fixtures have seen the Pid Army and the Bulldog Supporters Group relocated to either midfield in the East stands (Isidro Metapán) or directly behind the South goal in sections 117 and 118 (Club Santos Laguna, Real España). In 2012, the Rapids had 3,561 season ticket holders after the Colorado Rapids front office mistakenly emailed a spreadsheet that contained a list of every season ticket holder to the season ticket base. The Colorado Rapids front office admitted to the mistake in a follow on email to the season ticket holders.[14] On February 9, 2013, the leaders of three supporters groups—Class VI, the Pid Army and the Bulldog Supporters Group—announced that they would combine into one group going forward: Centennial 38.[15]


Rapids matches appear on several channels including Altitude Television, which is owned by Kroenke Sports Entertainment as are the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. Major League Soccer determined in 2007 that every game must be televised, either through a regional (or local) TV station, or a national channel.

All games are broadcast on television by Altitude, the official television partner of the Rapids, or else via nationally-available channels, including ESPN/ESPN2, Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2, and Univision/Unimas/Univision Deportes Network, or the MLS Direct Kick package.

Prior to 2013, the play-by-play duties were covered by a variety of voices, notably Todd Romero and Marc Stout, before the Rapids brought in former BBC sports broadcaster, Richard Fleming. Fleming, who spent 16 years at the BBC and also worked for Arsenal TV, is joined by US legend Marcelo Balboa as color analyst, with Maya Starks taking on sideline reporting duties.

Fleming and Balboa co-host a 30-minute preview show before each game, calling the home matches from Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and the road games from Altitude's studios. The pair also join forces for a weekly show, entitled 'Rapids Report', which also airs on Altitude.

Players and staff

For details on former players, see All-time Colorado Rapids roster.

Current roster

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of March 23, 2015.[16]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Irwin, ClintClint Irwin      United States
2 Midfielder LaBrocca, NickNick LaBrocca      United States
3 Defender Moor, DrewDrew Moor      United States
4 Defender Burch, MarcMarc Burch      United States
5 Defender Harrington, MichaelMichael Harrington      United States
6 Midfielder Cronin, SamSam Cronin      United States
7 Forward Sánchez, VicenteVicente Sánchez      Uruguay
8 Midfielder Powers, DillonDillon Powers      United States
9 Forward Doyle, KevinKevin Doyle (DP)     Ireland
10 Forward Torres, GabrielGabriel Torres      Panama
11 Midfielder Sarvas, MarceloMarcelo Sarvas      Brazil
12 Goalkeeper Berner, JohnJohn Berner      United States
14 Forward Badji, DominiqueDominique Badji      Senegal
15 Midfielder Ramírez, JuanJuan Ramírez (DP)     Argentina
16 Defender Riley, JamesJames Riley      United States
17 Midfielder Serna, DillonDillon Serna (HGP)     United States
18 Goalkeeper MacMath, ZacZac MacMath (on loan from Philadelphia Union)     United States
19 Forward Eloundou, CharlesCharles Eloundou      Cameroon
20 Defender Greenspan, JosephJoseph Greenspan      United States
21 Forward Solignac, LuisLuis Solignac      Argentina
22 Midfielder Pittinari, LucasLucas Pittinari (on loan from Belgrano)     Argentina
23 Defender Burling, BobbyBobby Burling      United States
24 Defender St. Ledger, SeanSean St. Ledger      Ireland
29 Forward Calvert, CalebCaleb Calvert      United States
31 Defender Figueroa, MaynorMaynor Figueroa      Honduras
33 Midfielder Watts, JaredJared Watts      United States
44 Defender Sjöberg, AxelAxel Sjöberg      Sweden
57 Midfielder Alvarez, CarlosCarlos Alvarez      United States
94 Midfielder Hairston, MarlonMarlon Hairston (GA)     United States

Head coaches history

Name Nat Tenure
Bob Houghton  England (1996)
Roy Wegerle (Interim)  United States (1996)
Glenn Myernick  United States (1997–00)
Tim Hankinson  United States (December 20, 2000 – December 15, 2004)
Fernando Clavijo  United States (December 22, 2004 – August 20, 2008)
Gary Smith  England (November 11, 2008 – November 7, 2011)
Óscar Pareja  Colombia (January 6, 2012 – January 4, 2014)
Pablo Mastroeni  United States (March 8, 2014 – present)

Gallery of honor

The Rapids Gallery of Honor was established in 2003 to honor the club's all-time top players. The Gallery of Honor is commemorated with signage on the main stand on the west end of Dick's Sporting Goods Park with the players' names and uniform numbers. The two inaugural entrants were Marcelo Balboa and Paul Bravo, co-entered in the Gallery's formation during halftime of the Rapids' home match on July 4, 2003 at Invesco Field at Mile High.[17]


Minor Trophies



Year Regular Season Playoffs US 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 Did not qualify
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 Did not qualify
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 Did not qualify
2004 3rd, West (10–9–11) Quarterfinals 4th Round Did not qualify
2005 3rd, West (13–13–6) Semifinals 4th Round Did not qualify
2006 4th, West (11–13–8) Semifinals Quarterfinals Did not qualify
2007 4th, West (9–13–8) Did not qualify 2nd Round Did not qualify
2008 4th, West (11–14–5) Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 6th, West (10–10–10) Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 5th, West (12–8–10) Champions Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 5th, West (12–9–13) Quarterfinals Did not qualify 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 Did not qualify
2014 8th, West (8–18–8) Did not qualify 5th Round Did not qualify
2015 10th, West (9–15–10) Did not qualify 5th Round Did not qualify

Year-by-year stats


Year League Record Top Scorer
Pts GP W L D GF GA Name G
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 Chris Carrieri, Mark Chung & Chris 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
Total 800 628 233 270 125 829 926 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

Regular season record[20]
Team W L D Total
Sporting Kansas City 16 23 13 52
FC Dallas 20 32 11 63
San Jose 17 26 13 56
Tampa Bay 1 5 10 0 15
New York Red Bulls 17 15 6 38
Columbus 15 14 9 38
New England 19 13 9 41
D.C. United 12 19 8 39
Los Angeles 23 35 7 65
Chicago 12 17 9 38
Miami 1 3 6 0 9
Real Salt Lake 10 12 9 31
Chivas USA 2 14 7 7 28
Houston 6 8 5 19
Toronto FC 5 7 1 13
Seattle 2 11 2 15
Philadelphia 3 1 4 8
Portland 4 5 2 11
Vancouver 6 4 1 11
Montreal 3 0 0 3
New York City FC 0 0 1 1
Orlando City SC 0 0 0 0
As of March 24, 2015
  1. Dissolved after 2001 season.
  2. Dissolved after 2014 season.

International tournaments

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

Team records

Players in bold are active Rapids players

As of January 16, 2015 [21]


The following is a list of each year's average attendance, split into numbers for the regular season and the corresponding playoffs, if applicable: On average, the teams has had an attendance of 14,347 for the regular season, and 9,234 for playoff games.

  • 1996: 10,213 / DNQ
  • 1997: 11,835 / 15,785
  • 1998: 14,812 / 6,582
  • 1999: 14,029 / 6,542
  • 2000: 12,580 / 8,789
  • 2001: 16,481 / DNQ
  • 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: 14,749 / DNQ
  • 2008: 13,659 / DNQ
  • 2009: 13,018 / DNQ
  • 2010: 13,329 / 14,826
  • 2011: 14,838 / 8,202
  • 2012: 15,175 / DNQ
  • 2013: 15,440 / N/A
  • 2014: 15,082 / DNQ
  • 2015: 15,657 / DNQ



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External links

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