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Burgundy Links: 8 February 2016

The start of the work week is here Rapids fans!

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It is Monday in here in the Centennial State and fans of the Colorado Rapids it means their first "official" preseason game happens this week!  The Rapids travel to Sacramento to play Republic on Saturday night and it will offer a good look as to where the team is at.

Some things that caught our interest this weekend:

The United States played Canada on Friday night and came away with a 1-0 win.  Here are player ratings for that match.

US Soccer has a good recap of the game, and it seems that Jozy Altidore is rounding into form nicely. has some thoughts on the Canada game.

Ashley Cole is now a LA Galaxy player and he took the time to clarify comments he made several years ago where he ripped on Major League Soccer.

The Rapids had a nice interview with new midfielder Micheal Azira and his journey to Major League Soccer.