The Colorado Rapids are an American soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer. They are one of the founding clubs of the MLS. The hometown of Rapids is Denver, Colorado. The club was formed in 1996.
|Founded||June 6, 1995|
|Capacity||18,061 (expandable to 19,680)|
|Owner||Kroenke Sports & Entertainment|
|Head coach||Robin Fraser|
|League||Major League Soccer|
|2020||Western Conference: 5th|
Playoffs: First round
- Mile High Stadium; Denver, Colorado (1996–2001)
- Invesco Field at Mile High; Denver, Colorado (2002–2006)
- North Area Athletic Complex; Arvada, Colorado (2003) 1 game in US Open Cup
- Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colorado (2007–present)
The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (ca. 8 miles north of the center of Denver). The stadium capacity is 19,680 and cost $131 million to construct. It is a stadium for football only. The soccer stadium opened on April 7, 2007. Before moving to DSG Park in 2007, Colorado Rapids shared Mile High Stadium and then Invesco Field at Mile High with the Denver Broncos an American football team.
|Season||Regular Season||MLS Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||CONCACAF|
|1996||5th, West (11–21)||Did not qualify||Semifinals||Did not qualify|
|1997||4th, West (14–18)||Final||3rd Round|
|1998||3rd, West (16–16)||Quarterfinals||Did not enter||Qualifying Round|
|1999||4th, West (20–12)||Quarterfinals||Final||Did not qualify|
|2000||3rd, West (13–15–4)||Quarterfinals||2nd Round|
|2001||4th, West (5–13–8)||Did not qualify||2nd Round||Not held|
|2002||4th, West (13–11–4)||Semifinals||Quarterfinals||Did not qualify|
|2003||3rd, West (11–12–7)||Quarterfinals||Quarterfinals|
|2004||3rd, West (10–9–11)||Quarterfinals||4th Round|
|2005||3rd, West (13–13–6)||Semifinals||4th Round|
|2006||4th, West (11–13–8)||Semifinals||Quarterfinals|
|2007||4th, West (9–13–8)||Did not qualify||2nd Round|
|2008||4th, West (11–14–5)||Did not qualify|
|2009||6th, West (10–10–10)|
|2010||5th, West (12–8–10)||Champions|
|2011||5th, West (12–9–13)||Quarterfinals||Group stage|
|2012||7th, West (11–19–4)||Did not qualify||4th Round||Did not qualify|
|2013||5th, West (14–11–9)||Knock Out Round||3rd Round|
|2014||8th, West (8–18–8)||Did not qualify||5th Round|
|2015||10th, West (9–15–10)||Did not qualify||5th Round|
|2016||2nd, West (15–6–13)||Semifinals||5th Round|
|2017||11th, West (9–19–6)||Did not qualify||5th Round||Not held|
|2018||11th, West (8–19–7)||Did not qualify||4th Round||Group stage|
|Season||League Record||Top Scorer|
|1999||48||32||20||12||0||38||39||Jorge Dely Valdés||10|
|2002||43||28||13||11||4||43||48||C. Carrieri, M. Chung & C. Henderson||11|
|2004||41||30||10||9||11||29||32||Jean Philippe Peguero||7|
|2006||41||32||11||13||8||36||49||Kyle Beckerman & Nicolás Hernández||7|
Note: MLS did not allow ties prior to the 2000 season as games were decided by shootout when tied at full-time.
|Sporting Kansas City||22||25||13||60|
|Tampa Bay 1||5||10||0||15|
|New York Red Bulls||18||16||7||41|
|Real Salt Lake||12||16||10||38|
|Chivas USA 2||14||7||7||28|
|New York City FC||0||1||1||2|
|Orlando City SC||0||2||1||3|
- As of July 3, 2017
- Dissolved after 2001 season.
- Dissolved after 2014 season.
- Qualifying Play-off v. Club León – 1:0, 2:4 (León advances 4:3 on aggregate)
- "Stadium Facts" (PDF). Dick's Sporting Goods Park 2018 Fan Guide. March 23, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
- "Record by year". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- "Player statistics". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- "Schedule History". Colorado Rapids. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- http://www.coloradorapids.com Official Homepage
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