The Daily Wave

The Daily Wave: Money Makes The Ball Go Round?

And those fans who think money is the answer to your playoff hopes should think again, maybe...

The Daily Wave: Pablo's 2014 > Oscar's 2012

Oscar Pareja's first year with the Rapids was a disaster, and some were predicting a similar drop-off when Pablo Mastroeni took over the job in a similar situation. Instead, the Rapids are 3-1-1 after five matches.

The Daily Wave: Homegrown Player MLS Landrush

The country is being divided up because of the homegrown player rule. How will the Rapids try to take advantage of this rule?

The Daily Wave: Three Burning Questions

Five games into the season: do you know what to expect from this Rapids team? Me neither. Today's Wave takes a look at some of the questions that need to be answered for Saturday's game against the Quakes.

The Daily Wave: The Two Dillons

Fast forward two years, and the two best players on the Colorado Rapids might both be named Dillon.

The Daily Wave: It's Gotta Be The Formation

Do soccer formations matter? Do the Rapids personnel naturally fit into one formation better than others?

The Daily Wave: Pablito's Way

Could the Nets have found the way that great coaches can become great players? If so, Pablo Mastroeni could be the anwser the Colorado Rapids have been looking for since Gary Smith left.

The Daily Wave: "Like A Matador In High Heels!"

Jose "El Matador" Mari will undoubtedly (and rightly) earn plaudits for his two stunning goals against the Vancouver Whitecaps this past weekend, but he did so much more than just put points on the scoreboard.

The Daily Wave: Shine On, You Diamond

Pablo Mastroeni pulled a tactical trick out of his hat against Vancouver, switching from Pareja's old 4-2-3-1 to a pinched-in diamond 4-4-2. It didn't look half bad, and with the right personnel it could be something for the Rapids.

The Daily Wave: The March To October

So does the March to October matter? For the Rapids to succeed and make it into the upper tier teams, finding that winning formula in June and July is crucial. March winning ways need to be remembered when the summer competition heats up.


The Daily Wave: Week 5 Predictions & Rankings

The Rapids shouldn't feel too bad that they lost late to SKC. Wait, yes they should. That's a victory Colorado should have had. The schedule doesn't let up as they travel to Vancouver.

The Daily Wave: Rapids March Progress Report

The first month of the MLS season is in the books and how do I think they did?

The Daily Wave: Lineup Shows Culture Shift At DSGP

Over half of the Rapids' 18-man roster on Saturday were drafted by Colorado, signed to a homegrown contact, or have only played with the Rapids in MLS. Coincidence? Don't bet on it....

The Daily Wave: PKs For Everyone!

The Rapids were not "gifted" any PKs. Aggressiveness on the pitch has put us in the position to force the other teams to take clear red card offenses.

The Daily Wave: Week 4 MLS Rankings & Predictions

Hundreds of people will take an opportunity to get out of Kansas this weekend and follow Sporting Kansas City to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for what should be the best game of the weekend. See how the Rapids might do, along with other predictions.

The Daily Wave: Beckham's Stadium Scam

After being on the hook for a new baseball stadium, David Beckham wants the city of Miami to pony up bigger for his new Miami team. Hopefully the people of Florida see through this charade.

The Daily Wave: The Case For Nathan Sturgis

Once again, after a successful season Nathan Sturgis finds himself outside of the starting line-up. With a chance to break back in this weekend, what makes Sturgis a better option than other midfielders on the Rapids' roster?

The Daily Wave: Berner's Another Draft Hit

John Berner looks like another big draft win for the Colorado Rapids, proving they're still doing their homework in the SuperDraft.

The Daily Wave: Scoring Is An Art

Rapids need to strike often with our designated player and keep an eye out for Brown for when he develops the art of scoring.

The Daily Wave: MLS Week 3 Preview

Some surprising teams continue to do well in the Western Conference while some of the top Eastern Conference teams continue to falter early in the season.

The Daily Wave: An Early Season Overreaction

After one game does anybody know much about thier team except for the names of the players? How much does the first game matter in the MLS? Here's an overreaction for the early season.

The Daily Wave: So, About That Penalty...

No doubt one of the talking points from this weekend's slate of games will be the questionable penalty call awarded to the Rapids against the Red Bulls. We take a look at the call itself and ask for our readers' thoughts on the matter.

The Daily Wave: Labrocca's Back In Position

After a lost season being played horribly out of position by Oscar Pareja, Nick Labrocca is back in the defensive midfield. He reminded us that he's still a pretty good player there on Saturday.

The Daily Wave: Help Wanted

Pablo’s now one of the Rapids biggest fans, let’s hope the players give him something to cheer about.

The Daily Wave: MLS Week 2 Preview

How do MLS teams stack up? Who's going to do what this weekend? We have answers.

The Daily Wave: Take Week One With A Grain Of Salt

Vancouver routed the New York Red Bulls in week one. Can Rapids fans expect a similar outcome this weekend? Or, will things be slightly different in the confines of Red Bull Arena come week's end?

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