Category Archives: Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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Rapid Response

So our friend and fellow poster Jason Maxwell has a blog that’s pretty good.  Although, if you’re not an MLS fan or Colorado Rapids supporter, you’ll probably get less out of it.  I wonder if his non-soccer friends don’t read his blog, either.  Anyway, since Jason is a Rapids fan, …

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Miami Twice

Anyone who has gazed upon the empty seats at the Carson Cathedral the past couple of years might come to two conclusions.  One, Chivas USA is one player away from on-field and box office success, and that player is Bofo Bautista.  Two, David Beckham solidified the Galaxy fan base and …

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Get Out of Denver

The minions gathered around the massive table.  Their faces were masked in shadows as dark as the plans they devised.  They sat in silence as they awaited their leader, silence as still as the grave. “Okay, let’s get this – the hell?  Can we get some lights on in here?” …

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This stuff kicks

It’s only April, but we’ve got an early lead in the MLS-related “You gotta be ****ing KIDDING me” story of the year: An exclusive interview with the guy who brought Dallas’ season to a standstill, Jonathan Leathers called “Fullbacks tackle – and here’s how to do it.” They’ve even got …

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MLS Cup: Over the falls

TO DALLAS: You poor bastards. Figures you couldn’t just lose in the final – you had to lose in the worst way ever. I seriously went through every MLS Cup in my head just now, and I really think even Revolution fans should feel sympathy for you. Three MLS Cups …

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The last MLS Cup preview you’ll need

Mostly because it might be kickoff before I get this done. I have to work on my time management skills. You are cordially tolerated: As has been pointed out a couple of times, this year’s game really isn’t for the vast teeming hordes. This is about whether Dallas or Colorado …

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MLS Cup – think globally, act locally

So now every American soccer site is bordered in black, because two of the league’s more unpopular teams will compete for MLS Cup. It would be unfair to compare the attendances of FC Dallas and the Rapids with attendances of your basic run-of-the-mill 1970′s NASL team – for two reasons, …

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Thirty Degrees of Separation

And, as everyone predicted before the season, the Rapids win the Eastern Conference. Ho hum. At least they’re further east than last year’s Eastern Conference champions. I hope for comedy purposes that MLS keeps this playoff format. Maybe next year Seattle can win the East. Had I managed to blog …

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River Deep, Mountain High

I don’t GET the Colorado Rapids sometimes. Their current roster seems built to not only survive, but dominate, in the Thrasymachean world of MLS. Not many teams have guys who can dominate the middle like Mastroeni and Larentowicz, not many teams (if any) have a forward corps as diverse and …

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Things To Do In Commerce City When You’re Dead; or, Crew Go Chasing Waterfalls

Amusingly enough, no team making a conference switch has ever failed to win in the first round, since MLS moved to this current format which everybody loves. Kansas City beat Chivas USA in 2007 before falling to Houston, New York made it to the final in 2008, Salt Lake of …