Sunday Link Dump 9-9-12

COMMERCE CITY, CO - SEPTEMBER 05: Rapids fans unfurl the Colorado state flag as they celebrate a goal by Jaime Castrillon #23 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates in the 86th minute against the Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on September 5, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids defeated the Timbers 3-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Rapids finally got an elusive win and jumped out of the cellar this week! On top of that we continued our streak of always scoring three goals against Portland! We have now out scored the Portland Timbers 9-1 in all games in Colorado, and 10-2 overall with four wins and just one loss.

Keep on reading after the jump for a bunch of links and various recaps from different perspectives of our first win in what feels like months!

Youth Keys Colorado Rapids win over Portland TImbers

Andre Akpan and Tony Cascio brought life back into a faltering Rapids club! Way to go Oscar for finally giving these two guys a chance to shine!

Rapids turn tables on Timbers and coast to home victory

Match highlights, including our sweet three goals and a quick summary of the game.

Portland Timbers continue enigmatic futility on road trying to extend winning streak, lose 3 to 0 in Colorado
Portland began giving their fans some hope with two straight wins, including one over the Rapids in Portland....but all is now lost.

With Hendry Thomas Rapids looking to rebound against Portland

Short summary of Thomas's first game for the 'Pids in Portland.

Could Caleb Porter's hiring in Portland push Dillon Serna to Colorado Rapids?

Serna, a graduate from a local high school could be coming to the Rapids after his coach leaves Akron.

Jamacia 2 USA 1

Omar didn't score and the USA didn't win. Nothing happened that I wanted to in this game!

US Women beat Germany to win U20 World Cup

I am so excited for the Women's National Team Game coming up in a few weeks! Even the young women's teams are dominating. Great for the sport, US Soccer, and girls all over Denver!

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