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10 Things we’ve learned about Colorado Rapids players from Instagram

This is why Instagram is so great.

Montreal Impact v Colorado Rapids Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

When I recently talked with Dylan Gannon, the Colorado Rapids’ Digital Content Coordinator, about their social media strategy, he told me that social media “is the connection from the players/teams/Front Office to the fans.” I can’t think of a better example of this than the players’ and the team’s own Instagram feeds, so here are 10 things that I’ve learned about the Rapids from Instagram.

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1. Pablo Mastroeni doesn’t age.

#TransformationTuesday Well, maybe some things never change... #Rapids96 #KeepFighting

A photo posted by Colorado Rapids (@coloradorapids) on

2. Marco Pappa recently got a French Bulldog puppy named Lucca and he’s ADORABLE.

MyBoyLucca #nationaldogday #bluefrenchbulldog

A photo posted by Marco Pappa (@marcopappa10) on

3. Marc Burch makes cornhole boards (And I really want one, so if you read this Marc, can we make this happen?).

Decent little spread of boards I have been working on #Colorado

A photo posted by Marc (@burch8) on

4. Shkëlzen Gashi can rock a suit and tie.

5. John Berner’s got some photog skills.

Trying to get lost

A photo posted by John Berner (@johnnyb_12_) on

6. Sébastien Le Toux has quite the Starbucks mug collection (though he seems to be missing an important one).

7. Dillon Serna actually responds to his fan mail.

Sending back a little fan mail today sorry if it took awhile to get back to you thanks for all the support⚽️

A photo posted by Dillon Serna (@dillon1710) on

8. Axel Sjöberg somehow found his name on a can of Coke. In my search to find out if the Rapids did this for him or if he was just that lucky, I realized that you can get any name on a can/bottle of coke for 5 bucks! Also, please tell me that isn’t a full-sized can of Coke looking that tiny. I know Axel is a big guy, but that’s a little ridiculous.

9. Mekeil Williams like to ride roller coasters with (and make fun of) Marlon Hairston.

Bro if anything happens I love you *@marlyg94 voice* punk yes

A photo posted by Mekeil Williams (@mekeil_williams_5) on

10. Tim Howard doesn’t just have a ton of tattoos, he gives them, too.

#Hobbies #InkGang #ThanksSam

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