Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rapids still alive despite loss
by Paul Kennedy, October 20th, 2011 12:34AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids, concacaf champions league, mexico

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Colorado Rapids fell at Santos of Mexico, 2-0, Wednesday in the Concacaf Champions League but will still qualify for the knockout stage if Isidro Metapan and Real Espana tie Thursday in El Salvador, Otherwise, the winner of the Group B finale will join Santos in the quarterfinals ...

Only a win over Santos would have clinched a berth for the Rapids, who started five players from their 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake in Thursday's MLS match.

But Santos, which rested seven starters from the team that played in the Mexican league last weekend, won on second-half goals by Aaron Galindo and Jesus Escoboza.

The Rapids looked to be in good shape in the regional competition until their 2-1 loss at home to Real Espana on Sept. 21. A week later, Coach Gary Smith didn't join the team for their trip to El Salvador, where the Rapids beat Metapan, 3-1.

Key players such as Drew Moor, Marvell Wynne and Jeff Larentowicz, who didn't play against Metapan, started against Santos.

This time, Smith was with the Rapids.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Houston's Miranda stands out with stylish finish    
On a week with 39 goals in nine games, there were lots to choose from for ...
Northwest Division teams dominate PDL All-League team    
Sounders FC U23 defender Jonathan Campbell, who was named to attend the U.S. Men's U23 College ...
What They're Saying: Osvaldo Alonso     
"This is a gift for me. When I come here, it was never to come back. ...
What They're Saying: Mexican federation president Decio de Maria    
"Our values, our principles, are above any result. In our profession, our industry, the matches are ...
ICYMI MLS: Red Bulls add to their family ties    
There will soon be a Wright-Phillips reunion on the field as former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips ...
U.S. U-23s bring in 28 players to college ID camp    
U.S. under-23 men's national team head coach Andi Herzog is holding a college identification training camp ...
ICYMI | MLS: Dynamo breaks crowd record    
The Houston Dynamo set an attendance record at BBVA Compass Stadium, while Crew SC drew its ...
USA's Road to Russia begins in St. Louis    
The USA will open 2018 World Cup qualifying Nov. 13 against the winner of the series ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I always thought if I was in that position I would kind of keep my cool ...
Drogba and Gilberto: A tale of two DPs    
Chicago didn't get its top choice but it did upgrade its attack by signing Gilberto, using ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives