Bulldog Ben

  • joined Jan 24, 2011
  • last login Sep 24, 2013
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I'm a Colorado Rapids fan, originally from New England before I got traded out here to sunny Boulder.

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User Blog

Altitude Fails, But Soccer Prevails?

Colorado loves soccer, yet Colorado's own pro soccer team gets bumped by High School Football. Is Colorado sports media in denial? Or are we as fans at fault for not demanding more of the sport we love?

Seattle & Clint Demspey: A Sign Of The Times?

Is the signing of Clint Dempsey by the Seattle Sounders just a case of MLS bending the rules for a favored club, or is it a sign of the times? What kinds of things need to change now?

My Little Cousin Plays For The Rapids

Well, kind of. Here's a pretty cool story that just happened, literally, today.

Conor Doyle To DC United Is Stupid

Conor Doyle, forward on loan from Derby County, going to DC United, is stupid and here's a long, stupid explanation of why it's stupid.

Fireworks at Dick's as Rapids Down Red Bulls

The Colorado Rapids downed a dour New York Red Bulls side at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Thursday with a few standout performances.

Adios, Pablo: A Tactical Perspective

Colorado Rapids fans got a shock when Pablo Mastroeni was traded, but the tactical shift from Gary Smith to Oscar Pareja provides a window into why.

Don't Cheer For Me... Argentina?

There's no need to cheer for Mexico if you're a United States Men's National Team fan. Here is a long article about why not.

A New Role for Martin Rivero? Kinda.

Going into the tactical implications of Oscar Pareja's comments regarding the tactical shift with Martin Rivero.

Shane O'Neill: Not A Prat

Shane O'Neill may not be a prat, but here's the case for him being included in the 24 under 24.

USMNT: Bunker Ball Forever? Not So Fast.

After these two Exhibition matches, the call to Americans return to Bunker Ball has been sounded loud and clear. But there's one National Team who might be able to show the USMNT the way... and they're right here at home.

Boom Boom POW: Rapids, Chelis, The Soul Of MLS

Reflections on a big news week in Major League Soccer, both for the Rapids and the league in general.

The Pass-ion Of The Rivero

Martin Rivero returned to the starting 11 on Saturday night against the Columbus Crew. What was the Rivero-Effect?

Pareja Speaks Out on Injuries

The Rapids have been bit by the injury bug hard in the past few months. Burgundy Wave got a hold of some tape from Oscar Pareja at practice on Tuesday talking about it. Here's what he had to say.

Up In Smoke: 3 Questions with Sounder at Heart

We sit down and have a talk with Dave from Sounder at Heart and ask a few questions that hopefully don't harsh anyone's mellow.

WINNING STREAK: RapKids Dine on Goat at the HDC

RapKids with their first winning streak of the season. The West is heating up, can you feel it?

3 Questions with The Goat Parade

Burgundy Waves sits down and grills Chiva Alicia Ratterree of The Goat Parade about what the heck is going on out there in East LA.

Why MLS Won't Ever Win CONCACAF

OK, it's not that dire. But we keep coming close and not winning. How do we stop doing that? How can we win this damn thing? We've got some ideas. You should listen.


Colorado takes on Real Salt Lake in the 2nd Leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup. You better believe we've got some words on that.

Kowalsky: How To Attract Europeans To Baseball

Baseball might be very popular in the United States, but it's not popular with the rest of the world, so we clearly need to fix it so that everyone likes it.

Chalk Talk: Colorado Rapids Fall to Turtle Ball.

Philadephia came to town to grind out a result, and Colorado obliged them. How did that happen and what was the X-Factor that tipped the match in Philly's favor?

Chalk Talk: Rapids Improve Defense at Dallas

Despite the howler, the Rapids had a decent game defensively. Chalk Talk takes a look at three different points to see where the 2013 Rapids stack up thus far.

Jaime Castrillon Re-Signs with the Rapids

Jaime Castrillon Re-Signs with the Rapids but will undergo a necessary surgery which will keep him out of action for the next 4-5 Months.

Brian Crookham Talks About The Rapids Academy

Brian Crookham sits down with Burgundy Wave for a chat about the new fully-funded Rapids Academy.

Martin Rivero Injured: Who Steps Up?

Martin Rivero is injured for the next 2-3 Months, who will the Rapids tap to take up the attacking reins for the Argentine wunderkind?

Martin Rivero Out for 2-3 Months with Injury

Preliminary reports from the Rapids indicate that Martin Rivero will be sidelined for 2-3 months with a fractured foot sustained during a preseason exhibition.

Martin Rivero Injured In Desert Friendly

Martin Rivero has been injured in a preseason warm-up match against the Portland Timbers.

Rapids Sign Dillon Serna

Rapids complete their Draft domination with the announcement of signing their most anticipated Academy product, Dillon Serna.

LaBrocca back to the Rapids?

Silly Season is open: Nick LaBrocca is coming back to the Rapids.

Rapids Reportedly Looking To Deal Larentowicz

According to the Rapids' beat writer, Chris Bianchi, the Rapids are openly listening to offers for Jeff Larentowicz. What would you take for him? And if you're interesting in Larentowicz, what do you think is fair?

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