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Sunday Rapids Link Dump 6-24

June 20, 2012; Commerce City, CO, USA; General view of Dick's Sporting Goods Park during the game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
June 20, 2012; Commerce City, CO, USA; General view of Dick's Sporting Goods Park during the game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Well, that was one awful week for our Colorado Rapids. Two games that looked very winnable and we came out with zero points.

So, there's not much happy news around the internet this week about our Rapids. After the jump, you'll find your weekly links section.

MLS Numerology

I'm not usually a huge fan of the reporting on MLS, but I recently discovered their Soccer Statistics blog, and being a huge stats nerd in my day job, I absolutely love some of their recent posts! Check out the following two links if you are at all into numbers.

How valuable is possession anyway?

Central Winger: Possession a "lethal weapon" defensively

Rapids News

Do the Rapids really have TV announcers broadcast the road games from a Denver Studio?

Quick and interesting piece. I never knew our broadcasters didn't travel. But then again, I never listen to the broadcast, just watch the away games in some noisy pub!

Rapids Welcome O'Neill

A great interview with Rapids new home grown player Shane O'Neill from the Longmont Times. I'm stoked to see a fellow Knight's Alum joining our 'Pids!

Colorado Rapids Women Game Recap

At least one Rapids team came off the week with a point!

Quakes Game Articles:

There's only so much reading one can do about such a terrible week. A lot of fall out seems to have come from our recent losses, with a lot of these articles coming straight from the Rapids' themselves. I'll post a couple here for you all to read as you desire.

Rapids left fuming after surrendering another late loss

Earthquakes snatch 3 points late in Colorado.

Controversial penalty helps Earthquakes complete comeback to top Rapids

Pareja says everyone competing for spots

Wynne "My performance wasn't as good as I hoped"

Frustrated Moor calls for players to evaluate individual effort