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Steve Vockrodt

  • joined Nov 01, 2012
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Can The Rapids Keep A Playoff Pace?

The Rapids go into the World Cup break in third place in the Western Conference. Not bad considering their topsy turvy season thus far. Do they have the gas to keep up their position into the playoffs?

No More Mwanga

Is there any doubt remaining that Mwanga just doesn't fit in with the Colorado Rapids?

Have The Rapids Arrived?

Last year's victory over the Montreal Impact reversed the Colorado Rapids' fortunes in a floundering season. Can the Rapids crushing defeat of the Impact once again light the fire on a dormant run of games?

Cease The Boring Soccer

The Rapids latest slump has been characterized by unimaginative play. Win, lose or draw, the Rapids should at least make it look fun.

Good on the Rapids for keeping Hinchey around

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Continuity has been a struggle at times for the Rapids. A procession of players, coaches and management coming and going has taken its toll. But the Rapids took a step in the right direction by keeping Hinchey for three more years.

Rapids and Quakes tie 0-0 but this time it was fun

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Both teams made amends for an ugly game in April with an entertaining matchup in San Jose. The Rapids and Quakes had their chances, but neither team could bury their opportunities. Still, it was a pleasant match to watch.

Trouble Lurking Under The Record?

The Colorado Rapids got plenty of goodwill for the way they started the season, but does the Seattle Sounders result reveal signs of systemic problems (particularly on offense) that may tug the team lower in the league standings in the coming weeks?

Week 8 Predictions

We're back with a new installment of MLS rankings. One thing is clear: All those supposed improvements to Eastern Conference teams isn't panning out. And are the Rapids good? Who knows so far?

The Daily Wave: Week 5 Predictions & Rankings

The Rapids shouldn't feel too bad that they lost late to SKC. Wait, yes they should. That's a victory Colorado should have had. The schedule doesn't let up as they travel to Vancouver.

SKC 3 Rapids 2 - Shaky Defense Dooms Rapids

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The referee couldn't give the Rapids enough penalty kicks to keep pace with a slippery defense that handed three goals to Sporting Kansas City.

The Daily Wave: Week 4 MLS Rankings & Predictions

Hundreds of people will take an opportunity to get out of Kansas this weekend and follow Sporting Kansas City to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for what should be the best game of the weekend. See how the Rapids might do, along with other predictions.

The Daily Wave: MLS Week 3 Preview

Some surprising teams continue to do well in the Western Conference while some of the top Eastern Conference teams continue to falter early in the season.

The Daily Wave: MLS Week 2 Preview

How do MLS teams stack up? Who's going to do what this weekend? We have answers.

The Top 5 Best Moments From The 2013 Season

The Rapids return to the 2013 MLS playoffs was full of thrilling moments. We've culled the very best highlights from the season gone by.

MLS Expansion May Improve Its Western Conference

MLS has added two teams along the eastern seaboard. That means perhaps a couple of the Eastern Conference's more compelling teams could move to the Western Conference.

Is It A Risk To Deny Pareja Interviews?

Tim Hinchey wants Oscar Pareja to stay with the Colorado Rapids. That's good. He's helping keep the second-year coach in Commerce City by denying other teams the opportunity to talk to him. Is that bad?

The Daily Wave: Pareja Puzzles In Playoff Game

Rapids coach Oscar Pareja was dealt a difficult hand going into Wednesday's playoff game against the Sounders, but the cards he played weren't the right ones for an upset victory.

Charles Eloundou Finally Lands In Denver

Had you given up on ever seeing Charles Eloundou playing for the Colorado Rapids? Can't blame you after this year's labyrinthine pursuit of the Cameroonian striker. But he's in Denver now and preparing to join the squad in 2014.

The Daily Wave: Playoffs Start Early

The wacky MLS season ends this weekend. Colorado's spot in the playoffs is mostly secure, but late-jockeying for a better pole position in the playoffs makes the Vancouver game feel like a postseason matchup.

The Daily Wave: Winter Schedule? Bad Idea

Don Garber is reportedly taking this talk of having MLS mimic European leagues with an August-May scheduling scheme seriously. Perish the thought, Don.

The Daily Wave: Precarious Playoff Picture

The Rapids entered Wednesday's game against the Earthquakes in search of a playoff berth. Now they're fighting for their postseason survival.

The Daily Wave: Handicapping The West's Playoffs

Five teams are realistically duking it out for two playoff spots. How do the Rapids stack up against the competition?

New Cavalry Comes Over The Hill For Burgundy Wave

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Steve joins Burgundy Wave from Kansas City, stretching its reach across North America.

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