Given the frustrated tone of my other fanpost on this site, I wanted to follow up after the Eastern Conference final with an acknowledgement post. I watched the game on FSC and was very impressed with the near-capacity 17,729 that showed up in sub-20-degree weather to watch their team's victory and then to send them off to the MLS Cup final. The crowd took about 15 minutes to fill in after the game had started, but fill in it did. It really came to life on the
Cummings Kimura goal and from then on you could easily hear the crescendo over the FSC broadcast every time Colorado threatened to score again (which happend a number of times in the second half). Entire sections of the stadium near midfield could be seen standing for the entire second half.
During the regular season, Colorado averaged 13,328. Tonight they exceeded that average by 33%. Everyone in attendance was rewarded by getting to watch their club earn a trip to the final. I wish you luck in the final, but also luck in retaining as many of the fans in attendance tonight as season ticket holders for next season.
Bravo Rapids, bravo. The game was a success both on and off the field.