Tim Howard Suspension Sets New Precedent For MLS But Double Standard Remains

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard Opinion (April 24, 2017) – Major League Soccer suspended Colorado Rapids Goalkeeper Tim Howard two Fridays ago. He is currently serving a three game suspension for profane language towards a fan in a game at Sporting Kansas City on April 9. It’s still unclear to the public […] READ MORE


USMNT Releases Roster for Next Round of World Cup Qualifiers

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Bruce arena has released the names of the 24 players that will fight for the USA’s first win in the final round of World Cup Qualifying. Arena’s first competitive roster features a lot of familiar names, including Tim Howard making his return to the squad. Foreign based […] READ MORE


Things to Watch for the Next Round of USMNT World Cup Qualifiers

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman After Bruce Arena’s first camp back in charge, the USMNT came away with a victory over Jamaica and a draw with a weak Serbian side. Some players stood out, while others showed they are unfit for the national team. Overall, this camp was a good evaluation of the […] READ MORE


Colorado Rapids 2016 Season Review

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard Editorial (November 29, 2016) – The Colorado Rapids 2016 season ended this past Sunday in a heartbreaking loss to the Seattle Sounders. Still, this was the best season in club history on several levels. With only a few off-season decisions to make, the future is bright for […] READ MORE



Preview: International Call Ups Leave Rapids Shorthanded at New England

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(Editorial) – With Jurgen Klinsmann announcing his 26-Man Roster for the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team matches. With this, five total call ups leave the Colorado Rapids shorthanded. They will be without Tim Howard, Jermaine Jones, Shkelzen Gashi, Marco Pappa, and Mekeil Williams for their match at New England Revolution on Saturday, September 3rd. What […] READ MORE


Rocky Mountain Cup 2016: Rapids Defense Costs Trophy 2-1 At RSL

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SANDY, UT (August 26, 2016) – The Colorado Rapids lost the 2016 Rocky Mountain Cup to Real Salt Lake on Friday night. RSL won the match 2-1 thanks to a brace from Yura Movsisyan and some poor defending from the Rapids. Rocky Mountain Cup 2016: Rapids Defense Costs Trophy 2-1 At RSL Once again, Colorado […] READ MORE


Surviving But Not Thriving: Rapids Draw FC Dallas, 1-1

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COMMERCE CITY, CO (July 23, 2016) – For the fourth time in five league games, the Colorado Rapids earned a draw. In a battle between the two top teams in MLS, they drew FC Dallas 1-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night. While the Rapids had some good moments, they seem to be […] READ MORE


Portland Timbers Missed Chances Result in Draw Against Colorado

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The Portland Timbers ran into the buzz saw that is the Colorado Rapids defense on Independence Day. It didn’t help that the stingiest defense in MLS only got better with the addition of Tim Howard between the sticks. The Timbers still felt the full force of the raging Rapids defenders even though despite Howard was hardly […] READ MORE


Last Word SC Radio: Hudson River Derby With Dan Gross (New York City Hall)

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(June 30, 2016) – On this episode of Last Word SC, Matt Pollard sits down with Dan Gross, Deputy Communications Director of for the New York City Mayor’s office. Matt and Dan talk everything New York City FC and the Hudson River Derby. They talk about the Poku transfer and the Mix Diskerud rumors. The […] READ MORE