The Daily Wave

A daily feature, featuring a Burgundy Wave writer's thoughts.

Soccer is just a game in times like these

Some tough news out of Dallas today as it was announced that former Rapids head coach Fernando Clavijo was battling cancer.

A little motivation for the Colorado Rapids

What to do during the middle of a historic losing streak? Don't worry hopefully this will cheer you up.

False "NEIN!"

After hearing continued rumblings of using Gaby Torres as a false 9 among fans, today's Wave takes a look at the soccer world's newest hit tactic and why it's not such a great fit for Torres and...

The 'Blind Draw': Is This MLS Plan for Success?

As one who champions the MLS at every turn, yesterday's 'blind draw' caused some angst in many. Troubling for fans, good for MLS, therefore good for fans? Well, sorta!

There's always next year

Let's look at the roster and how it can be tweaked for the 2015 season following a run that essentially guarantees a lack of playoffs.

Who is the next (temporary) Captain for the Rapids

Terrible news out of Commerce City today as it was reported that Drew Moor will miss the remainder of the 2014 season with a torn ACL.

Let's look on the bright side with the Rapids

The Rapids have been so bad lately that they are reaching for any moral victory. I'm here to give them that.

From the Deep End to the Kiddie Pool


Remember when the Rapids built up their defensive depth at the beginning of the season by signing five new defenders by summer? After a dreadful run of results, reminiscent of the 2012 season, most...

The Rapids are in the valley! What's next?


When things start clicking, you have momentum. Nothing's clicking for our Boys in Burgundy. They are in the valley. Pablo's leadership will be on display in this deep valley he and his squad find...

Best offense = good defense?


Some musings on the Rapids' recent form and what's gone wrong.

What will the Rapids roster look like in 2015?


Regardless of how 2014 ends for our Burgundy Boys, there are some roster decisions looming.

What's going on out here?


The Rapids are mired in a slump. But not the they'll get out of it and rebound kind. The people are losing jobs kind of slump that must be written about. That and more on today's Daily Wave.

MLS 3.0: Spend Or Be Spent?


As clubs in MLS continue to increase spending, what does that mean for "smaller market" clubs like the Rapids in the fabled MLS 3.0?

Behind the scenes with Dillon Ross

As we kick off the first of what we hope are a long line of interviews of those working behind the scenes for the Colorado Rapids organization, we take time to interview known and loved by many...

Summer swooning


Will the Rapids make the playoffs? Pablo Mastroeni's team are at a low point, with a world-famous summer swoon in full effect.

Can the Rapids make the playoffs?


Can the Burgundy Boys make the playoffs with the poor run of form they are on?

Finding that certain something


Twenty-two shots, six on target, zero goals. That's all you really need to know from the Rapids' Rocky Mountain Cup defeat this past weekend. It shows this team shouldn't be done in this summer's...

Better getting to know those behind the scenes


If the MLS is to truly succeed in the States, then those who work for and represent the team matter. The BW would like to help you get to know them better.

Yin & Yang


There's a bit of good and a bit of bad in the Rapids this season, and they seem to be unable to keep either of them consistent.

Mexico & Bolivia to make more DSGP history


When Mexico and Bolivia visit Denver in September to play a friendly at Dick's Sporting Goods Park it will be another importnant moment for our town.

The Daily Wave: "Terraced" Dynamics


Rapids supporters group Centennial 38 made a bold move from the terraces to Section 117 last week. If the move becoes permanent, what should be done with the old Terrace section? Voice your opinion...

Pablo Mastroeni is a Colorado legend


With the culmination of Pablo Mastroeni's playing career this weekend with his induction into the Colorado Rapids Gallery of Honor. The legend impacts his team with his work ethic, tenacity and...

Moving "On to the next one"


Tough losses like the one to Portland last Friday are difficult to swallow, but the Rapids have much more to be positive about than negative.

Congratulations, Coach! Welcome to the gallery


Congratulations to Coach Pablo Mastroeni for his upcoming induction in the Gallery of Honor on Friday, July 25 during the game against Chivas USA.

Is goal scoring skill... or luck?


The trick then is getting players to take more quality shots and in positions that are more likely to go in

Pablo's Strength Helped Without Him Knowing It


In November 2012, my Partner and my Daughter were struck by a car in a crosswalk. Both suffered concussions and our lives have not been the same since. But Pablo Mastroeni helped us...and he does...

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