Sunday Rapids Link Dump 6-17

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JUNE 16: Joe Cannon #1 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC leaps to make a save off a Colorado Rapids shot during their MLS game June 16, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Needless to say, that was quite the depressing outcome for our Colorado Rapids. We all had hoped for a better effort after such a long break of league play. But with the next game in only three days we still have time to hopefully see a Rapids win at home!

Keep on reading for your weekly round-up of Rapids related links.

Lets get these ones out of the way quick. Recaps of the Vancouver Whitecaps game from Denver and B.C. papers.

One Goal Enough for Whitecaps to Beat Rapids - Denver Post

Whitecaps Beat Colorado 1-0 Despite Darren Mattocks Sending Off - The Province

Rapids Coach Oscar Pareja says New System Takes Time to Work

All I can say is that it had better start working soon! We were promised loads of goals and our offense just cannot seem to find the back of the net. The system needs to start clicking soon, or things will start getting much worse for the Rapids this season.

Rapids Coach Oscar Pareja Demanding Better Play from Left, Right Backs

The Rapids defense, just like the offense, really needs to improve. Quite simply, we cannot lose to a 10 man team and not even score a goal!

Jamie Smith Ready to Return for Colorado Rapids after Knee Injury

WOOHOO! I really hope Jamie's return starts to help improve all our problems....everywhere on the field.

Guatemala's Arreola Reveals he Nearly Accepted MLS Offer

This would have been great for the 'Pids. It's too bad he didn't come to Colorado.

Rivero Becoming Key Cog in Rapids Attacking Machine

I know we are all excited for Rivero. He is creating lots of opportunities, and was on a role before the break. Now where is this attacking machine MLS Soccer is talking about?

Playing with House Money - Hercules Gomez

A great piece by ESPN on our former striker and current Men's National Team star Hercules Gomez and the challenges he faced to get to where he is today.

Moor Pledges Future to Rapids with New Long-Term Deal

Drew Moor, Colorado Rapids Agree on MLS Contract Extension

And I'm sure you all already know this if you've gotten this far, since it's been the biggest Rapids' news of the week. Drew Moor has signed an extension with us! Now lets figure out how he can play every position in the back line at the same time.

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