Colorado hopes to extend their unbeaten run to five games on Saturday.
Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) -
The Colorado Rapids will hope to extend their unbeaten run to five games on Saturday when the club welcomes struggling Chivas USA to Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Rapids return home after a 1-1 draw at the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend, while Chivas is winless in its last six matches after a heavy 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake.
Colorado appeared poised to collect three points at San Jose, but a Marvin Chavez goal 12 minutes from time denied the Rapids.
NYCFC revelation bucks the status quo for MLS
By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Major League Soccer continues to grow, and the activity in the Pacific Northwest can be viewed as a microcosm for the recent success in America's top flight.
Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Portland Timbers all have come into the league since 2009 and become model franchises. Consistent sellouts have led to each club receiving as much publicity surrounding the atmosphere at their respective home stadiums as they garner for their play on the pitch.
A large part of what helped these clubs become instantaneous hits in MLS was the history they each brought into the league. The Sounders, Whitecaps and Timbers were woven into the fabric of North American soccer through their stints in the North American Soccer League in the 1970s and '80s, and they each had a vested interest from nostalgic fans that dates back several decades.