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The Daily Wave

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

The New Kit: What might this year’s Colorado Rapids jersey look like?

The yellow kit is to be retired. What will take its place? Here are some suggestions.

Did MLS Cup 2016 set MLS back?

It certainly wasn’t the most exciting game we’ve seen. But did it do more harm than good?

The metamorphosis of Pablo

Pablo Mastroeni’s first attempts at rebranding himself as an MLS manager involved growing a handlebar mustache. That didn’t work. It turns out, the metamorphosis needed to be more than skin deep.

Thoughts on a diverse MLS locker room

Did the Rapids locker room feel any different the morning after the election?

Backpass: (Sound of a Balloon Deflating)

That was disappointing.

Sidepass: We want the Shield

The Rapids sit atop the table after a midweek win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Sidepass (the midweek Backpass) takes a quick look.

Backpass: Get hot at the right time

Peaking at the right time is key for any team hoping to grab MLS Cup. Are we?

Backpass: Down Go The Timbers

The defending MLS champions needed a result against Colorado. Nope. Colorado was the more determined team on the night.

Backpass: Wut

Holding a lead three times, the Rapids defense collapsed and surrendered three points on the road to a heretofore hapless Whitecaps team. Wut?

Backpass: Be yourself

Wherein we learn that the Shakespearean maxim ‘To thine own self be true’ applies to soccer teams as well

Monday Wave: The Colorado Rapids won’t go away

Reports of the Rapids' demise has been greatly exaggerated.

Backpass: Faceplant in New England

We lost. But there were some bright points to take from this one. No, really!

Backpass: Don’t Let the Dread Seep In

There’s a lot of negativity in this post. Especially towards a certain Irish striker.

Monday Wave: Why Saturday’s Game Against OCSC Was Such a Letdown

The Western Conference is getting more competitive, and the Colorado Rapids need all the points they can get.

Three Questions with The Mane Land about #COLvORL

I had a chance to speak with our partner blog that covers the Lions. Here is what we spoke about.

Backpass: Sizing Up the Galaxy

The final meeting with the LA Galaxy for the year. What did we learn?

Monday Wave: What to Look for in this Six Game Stretch for the Rapids

The next six weeks are shaping up to be a defining stretch for this franchise. Here’s what to look for.

Backpass: La la, La la, La la, La la, Marly’s World

Hairston announces his presence with authority, and a week after a disastrous start, the team is firing on all cylinders again.

Monday Wave: Gashi’s Bombs and Hairston’s Case for Starting

What do we do with Gashi's bombs and Hairston's form? Enjoy it!

The Unpredictable Rapids Are Still on Track

The Rapids pretty much messed the bed on Saturday which, if we are being honest, is kind of predictable.

Backpass: Tim Howard’s Real Debut

Rapids hang in there for their 15th straight unbeaten. How did we even get that point?

What Did the Rapids Draw with FC Dallas Show Us?

Let’s look at the good as well as the concern (singular)!

Is Dillon Powers better than Jermaine Jones?

Jermaine Jones is a highly touted USMNT player the Rapids added in the offseason. But Dillon Powers has played more games than JJ. Who has been better for the Rapids?

Five Reasons Why the Rapids Will Beat FC Dallas

Yep, our defense and our home record are among the reasons why we will emerge victorious Saturday.

What Happened to the KSEOUT Movement?

Do Rapids fans still, after all the success of 2016, sympathize with the KSEOut movement?

Burgundy Wave Mid-Season Awards (UPDATE)

The Burgundy Wave writing staff picks our best defender, best goal, biggest surprise, and mid-season MVP.

Brian Crookham Interview, Part 3

In this final portion of my interview with Rapids Director of Soccer Development we talk about how to grow great soccer players; creating a residential soccer academy in Colorado; and more.

Backpass: The Great Escape

That was some game.We'll break it all down; the good, the bad, and Eric Miller's red card. There's also a lesson in polite Albanian conversation from the Rapids talented and well-spoken winger.

Another Look At PCR; Projecting The Rapids Future

We take another look at some contextual information regarding Player Contribution Ratings. In addition, we see how PCR can be used to project where the Colorado Rapids will finish 2016 MLS playoff race.

Backpass: The Other Guy Blinked

Colorado went eye to eye with the defending champs. We learned that this 2016 Rapids team gets something it never used to in past years: respect.

All Good Things....

It's time to say goodbye

Thoughts on the Portland Draw

The Rapids have now gone over 180 minutes since they last scored an MLS goal

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