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Podcast: Colorado Rapids 101

Here’s everything new fans need to know to get caught up on the club’s history and the current team.

The Younes Namli Conundrum

The Rapids and Namli face an uncertain future.

Jonathan Lewis has finally found his position with the Colorado Rapids

Lewis was shifted to the striker role out of necessity, but is he suited to be the Rapids first choice no. 9?

Yes, the Colorado Rapids are getting the credit they deserve

(For the most part.)

Previewing the Colorado Rapids 2021 roster

With the signing of goalkeeper William Yarbrough, the roster looks close to finished.

State of the Colorado Rapids roster heading into 2021

Who are we bringing with us and who we are saying goodbye to as the Rapids turn to the 2021 season?

How should the Colorado Rapids handle the 2020 Expansion Draft?

The 2020 Expansion Draft will be held on Tuesday, December 15.

Who should stay and who should go? Predicting the Rapids’ 2020 offseason contract decisions

Several key players are out of contract following the 2020 season.

Important dates in the 2020 MLS offseason calendar & what they mean for the Rapids

A look ahead to what December could bring.

Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta back with the USMNT for first time since Jan. 2019

Head coach Gregg Berhalter looks to the veteran to be just that in the upcoming December camp.

The Colorado Rapids have 4 major roster weaknesses & they were all exposed in playoff loss to Minnesota United

Between bad luck and Minnesota’s tactics, the Rapids got exposed.

Here’s how some local Denver media members voted for the MLS 2020 End of the Year awards

Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis excited about potential opportunities in 2021 

A compressed US Soccer schedule affords Lewis and this teammate’s numerous opportunities to showcase their talents.

The state of the Colorado Rapids at the end of Phase One

What’s next for the Rapids attack?

With the departure of veteran striker Kei Kamara, a few questions have arisen.

3 big questions for the Colorado Rapids

My concern for Wednesday isn’t so much about Dallas—it’s about our own team.

The Rapids aren’t getting the RMC & focus is still an issue, but don’t give up on them yet

What can we take away from the game last weekend?

Colorado Rapids get chance for revenge against Real Salt Lake as MLS season resumes

The Rocky Mountain Cup has been controlled by RSL in recent years. Can Colorado change that?

William Yarbrough is quickly becoming a leader for the Colorado Rapids

"His leadership behind the group comes quite naturally," said Head Coach Robin Fraser.

Kellyn Acosta: “We’re coming in to compete and to win.”

After a travel delay on Sunday, the Rapids are staying focused on bringing home a trophy from Orlando.

A look at the growing rivalry between the Rapids and Minnesota United

Let’s break down all three seasons between our two teams.

Besides RSL, who are the Rapids’ other rivals?

Looking at three other clubs the Colorado Rapids have particularly bad blood with,

Kei Kamara: “Whatever we do here right now is going to make an effect on the world.”

A resilient Kei Kamara has not missed a step standing up for his fellow man, both in Africa, Europe, and North America. During the past month, he has doubled down his efforts to speak up and engage his audience.

Rapids Head Coach Robin Fraser on racism in America, being a Black coach in MLS, and breaking the cycle

The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—and the ensuing protests—have prompted professional athletes, managers, and Front Office executives to use their platforms to speak out about the persistence of racism, institutional racism, and police brutality.

Why Clint Irwin deserves to be the Rapids’ starting goalkeeper

The Rapids face a tough decision in goal when MLS returns.

POLL: Who is your favorite Rapids player of all time?

BW writers make the case for their favorite Rapids players and then we want your opinion, too!

Pt 2.: Rapids GM Padraig Smith speaks about the youth development and why Drew Moor is an important role model

Executive Vice President and General Manager spoke to fans and Burgundy Wave during last week’s events at Denver’s Dairy Block.

Pt 1.: GM Padraig Smith speaks to fans about 2020 season and the future of the Colorado Rapids

Part 1 of 2 from the GM’s preseason address.

Rapids ready to defend Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in home opener

Players, staff, and a host of high-paced workers prepare for #COLvORL

Year 25: The perfect time to become a fan of Major League Soccer

After five beers, I don’t remember who was playing that day, but I do remember that it was a pretty competitive game and I was entertained.

Looking forward to 2020 with former defender Jared Watts: “I would be shocked if the Rapids don’t finish top 4 in the West”

With a handful of new signings and several young players, 2020 is shaping up to be a spectacular year for the boys in burgundy.

Building the ideal Designated Player for the Colorado Rapids

What exactly do we want in our DP signings?


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