Colorado Rapids

23 July 4:44 de la tarde

What can Chivas USA expect in this Friday’s match against the Colorado Rapids? MLSsoccer.com’s Nick Firchau and Matt Doyle break down the match:

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¿Qué puede esperar Chivas USA en el partido de este viernes ante los Colorado Rapids? Nick Firchau y Matt Doyle de MLSsoccer.com analizan el partido:

11 May 1:54 de la tarde

In a dream debut, midfielder Marvin Chavez scored two goals for Chivas USA against his old club, the Colorado Rapids. Take a look at his two goals:

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En un debut sonado, el mediocampista Marvin Chávez anotó dos goles para Chivas USA ante su ex equipo los Colorado Rapids. Échale un vistazo a sus dos goles:

 

11 May 1:43 de la tarde

The weather conditions at Dick's Sporting Goods didn't stop forward Erick "Cubo" Torres from opening the scoreboard in the 56th minute against the Colorado Rapids. Former Rapids Martin Rivero sent a ball into the box where Torres simply headed the ball past goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Take a look at his eighth goal of the season:

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Las condiciones climáticas en Dick’s Sporting Goods Park no pararon al delantero Erick “Cubo” Torres de abrir el marcador al minuto 56 ante los Colorado Rapids. El ex Rapids Martin Rivero mando un balón al área chica donde Torres simplemente cabeceo el gol tras el portero Clint Irwin. Échale un vistazo al octavo gol de la temporada de Torres:

10 May 12:46 de la tarde

In week 10 Chivas USA travel to the Rocky Mountains to play the Colorado Rapids in a Western Conference match scheduled to kick off at noon (PT) on Sunday. The Rapids are coming off a mid-week scoreless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes, while the Red-and-White are looking to get past a 4-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo last weekend.

The main goal for the Goats this week is to remain focused and finish the game with eleven players on the field, a task they haven’t been able to fulfill in three consecutive weeks.  Starting goalkeeper Dan Kennedy returns from suspension this week, while his backup keeper Tim Melia will be serving his own suspension. 

Both teams are trying to jump-start their season and still going through a learning process. First-year Head Coaches Wilmer Cabrera of Chivas USA and Pablo Mastroeni of the Rapids are having to deal with injuries to key players. The Red-and-White are missing four players who were starters for the club at the beginning of the season: Tony Lochhead, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Thomas McNamara and Mauro Rosales.  Colorado will be without Brian Mullan and Vicente Sanchez, who will certainly be missed as he has netted six goals and collected four assists for the Rapids.

To help compensate for injuries and bring some added life to their respective squads, both clubs acquired new players this week. Chivas USA brought in Honduran international winger, Martin Chavez, as well as forward Ryan Finley, while Colorado acquired Gale Agbossoumonde from Toronto FC. It might be too early for these players to have a say in Sunday’s conference battle, but hopefully they will prove to be a good fit.

With all the roster changes due to injuries and new arrivals, the topic that rises is formations. So far this season, we have seen both teams experimenting with different shapes to try and find the best one to fit their team while counteracting their opponent. Many coaches will say they play a 4-3-3 system, but sometimes it looks like a 4-5-1. Others might employ a 4-4-2 formation, but one striker always will drop into the midfield to help defensively.

My point about formations is simple: no matter how many defenders you play with or how many midfielders you employ, it is always about each player’s specific job that a coach requires of them that will really tell what is happening on the field. Let’s take a look at Colorado’s Dillon Serna and Chris Klute. I anticipate Serna to come more inside where he feels more comfortable, allowing Klute to project himself into the attack. In addition, Jose Mari will probably sit more in front of the back four while the other midfielders attack.

Both teams have encountered issues in their attacking third, being unable to create and finish scoring chances.  However, look for the movement of Gabriel Torres and Edson Buddle to cause some confusion for the Goats’ back line.  Should Sanchez be fully recovered by Sunday, expect him to also add some flare to Colorado’s attack. 

This weekend’s game should be an exciting one, with a lot at stake for both clubs, as they come out and battle in the altitude and the expected snow for the three points.

La 10ª Jornada de Chivas USA los llevará a las Montañas Rocosas para enfrentarse a Colorado Rapids en un choque de la Conferencia del Oeste pactado para dar comienzo a las 12:00 p.m. (PT) del domingo. Los Rapids llegan a este reto después de un empate a cero con San Jose Earthquakes a mitad de semana, mientras que los Rojiblancos están buscando sobreponerse de la derrota por 4-1 que encajaron el pasado fin de semana ante el Houston Dynamo.

El mayor objetivo del Rebaño esta semana será la concentración y poder terminar el encuentro con once jugadores sobre la cancha, un reto que no han podido sobrepasar en tres jornadas seguidas. Dan Kennedy regresa a los terrenos de juego después de una semana de suspensión, mientras que su compañero Tim Melia servirá su propia jornada fuera de suspensión.

Ambos equipos están intentando tomar el ritmo a esta temporada y amoldar el proceso de aprendizaje. Ambos técnicos están en su primer año al frente de sus equipos y tanto Wilmer Cabrera con Chivas USA como Pablo Mastroeni de los Rapids se encuentran lidiando con lesiones de jugadores clave. Los Rojiblancos tienen a cuatro, en su momento titulares, lesionados: Tony Lochhead, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Thomas McNamara y Mauro Rosales. Colorado por su parte se encuentra sin Brian Mullan y Vicente Sánchez, a quien seguro echarán de menos después de llevar seis goles y cuatro asistencias con los Rapids en lo que va de temporada.

En un intento por sobreponerse a las lesiones y darle una vuelta de hoja a sus escuadras, ambos clubes ficharon a nuevos integrantes esta semana. Chivas USA trajo al lateral y seleccionado hondureño Martin Chávez y al delantero Ryan Finley, mientras que Colorado fichó a Gale Agbossoumonde de Toronto FC. Quizás sea demasiado temprano para que estos jugadores vean minutos en este partido pero esperemos que puedan demostrar ser una suma prometedora para cada equipo.

Con todos los cambios en el plantel debido a lesiones y a la llegada de nuevos integrantes, el tema que salta al aire es formación. En lo que va de temporada, hemos visto como ambos equipos han experimentado formaciones distintas en busca de la que mejor se ajuste al equipo a la vez que intentan contrarrestar al contrario. Muchos entrenadores dirían que juegan con un sistema de 4-3-3 pero a veces se ve como un 4-5-1, mientras que otros creerían en el uso de un 4-4-2, pero un delantero siempre termina retrasándose para ayudar defensivamente.

Mi punto sobre la formación es simple: no importa con cuántos defensas juegues o a cuántos mediocampistas uses, siempre termina siendo sobre el trabajo específico de cada jugador lo que dirá qué pasa en la cancha. Echémosle un vistazo a Serna y Chris Klute de Colorado. Creo que Serna jugará más por el centro, un espacio en el que está más cómodo y que permite que Klute se lance al ataque. Además, es muy probable que Jose Mari se posicione por delante de la defensa de Chivas mientras que permite que el resto de mediocampistas se vayan al frente.

Ambos equipos han tenido problemas en la conclusión de jugadas en el tercio atacante al no poder crear o terminar las oportunidades a puerta. Sin embargo, busca el movimiento entre Gabriel Torres y Edson Buddle y cómo van a intentar crear confusión en la defensa rojiblanca. Si Vicente Sánchez se recupera para el domingo, esperen que añada un poco de chispa al ataque de Colorado también.

El partido de este fin de semana va a traer emoción, con mucho en juego para ambos equipos y en una batalla en la que la altitud y una posible tormenta de nieve se involucrarán en la lucha por los tres puntos.

27 February 10:44 de la mañana

Just three days from Opening Match, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will present his March to Soccer address and will be available to media via live stream on the MLS YouTube channel and Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 3 pm PT.

The commissioner's March to Soccer address will include the presentation of new league initiatives for 2013 and a Q&A with media members, according to a release from the league.

Watch Commissioner Garber’s address below starting at 3pm PT:

15 February 3:18 de la tarde

Chivas USA will face Colorado Rapids Friday night at Sam Boyd Stadium and the Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge organizers have provided a live stream of the match. Kicking off at 7:30 pm PT, fans can tune into the game in Las Vegas.

Click here to go to the Live Stream.

If you won’t be able to watch the stream, you can follow Chivas USA on Twitter for the latest game updates: @cdchivasusa

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14 February 10:32 de la tarde

LAS VEGAS, NV- Chivas USA arrived and trained in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday’s match against Colorado Rapids at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The team was in good spirits as they arrived at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for training where a group of fans came out to watch practice. Led by Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, also known as “El Chelis,” Chivas continued working on what coach has focused since start of preseason: finishing plays.

To finalize training, Coach Chelis split the group up into two squads for a scrimmage: MLS veterans against rookies. The scrimmage came with a twist; defender Bobby Burling was at goal for the veterans and midfielder Edgar Mejia for the rookies while goalkeeper Dan Kennedy played forward. At the end of the match, the veterans took the victory over the rookies; Kennedy scored two goals for the winning team.

The Red-and-White will face Colorado at 7:30 pm at Sam Boyd Stadium. Fans not attending the game can follow match updates on our Twitter feed: @cdchivasusa

Watch: Chivas USA arrives in Las Vegas

23 January 7:23 de la tarde

We’re less than one month away until Chivas USA face the Colorado Rapids in the first preseason match against an MLS team. The match is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and will kick-off the Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge.

The last time Chivas USA faced Colorado was at The Home Depot Center when the Rapids defeated the Red-and-White 2-0 on October 20. In the first of three encounters in 2012, the Rapids took a 4-0 win in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Juan Pablo Angel scored in the second encounter for the final 1-1 draw with the Rapids.

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