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Colorado Rapids Betting Predictions
Even if the Rapids haven’t had that much success during the 2019 MLS season, no one could say that it will be the same in 2020. In fact, the expectation was high in the previous season, and no one could have guessed that they will have such a bad kickoff. It wasn’t until the end of the season that the team started showing some signs of improvement.
No one can claim if the Rapids are going towards the right direction in the next season, but making some predictions couldn’t harm anyone, right? Some say that the team is likely to reach the playoffs in 2020 if the Rapids continue playing as they did towards the end of the previous season.
However, if they recreate last year’s fiasco during the first couple of months of the season, they don’t stand a chance. In this case, all those who are planning to try Colorado Rapids betting for MLS 2020 won’t be so lucky. Hopefully, the Rapids will end this period of drought in the next season.
History of Colorado Rapids
Learn more about this American professional soccer team’s history and how to take advantage of that information when betting on the Rapids. This information could help you place bets such as MLS lines, MLS spread and hopefully get great winnings.
This soccer team from Denver, Colorado, became a member of the MLS Western Conference. As a charter MLS club, the Rapids became active in 1996. However, the franchise was created in 1995. In addition, this club is one of the first 10 MLS soccer teams.
They change the place where they play home games various times since the creation of the team. Firstly, the Rapids played at Mile High Stadium, then they played at Invesco Field at Mile High. Afterward, the team played at North Area Athletic Complex and now they are playing at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The team has a lot of playoff appearances and the first one was in 1997 when they reached the finals. In the next three seasons, they managed to get to the quarterfinals, and in 2001 they missed the playoffs.
However, 2002 was a good year for the team as they got to the semifinals and quarterfinals in 2003 and 2004. In the next two years, the Rapids got to the semifinals, but the three seasons after that were not successful ones. Up until today, they managed to be in the playoffs again only in 2011 and 2016.
Since their creation, the Rapids had two MLS CUP appearances and they won the Cup in 2010. The first appearance was in 1997, only a year after the franchise creation. That was the year when they lost the Cup to D.C. United.
The Rapids have had some other achievements in their career. In 1999 they also appeared in the U.S. Open Cup. However, the team lost, allowing the Rochester Raging Rhinos to end up victorious.
There are quite a few famous players who have played or still play for the Colorado Rapids. Some of the most famous ones are Marcelo Balboa and Timothy Matthew Howard, of course.
In 2000, Marcelo Balboa won the award for the Goal of the Year with his famous kick. This retired soccer player is in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He played six seasons for the Rapids.
Then, there is Timothy Matthew Howard who was a goalkeeper during his active days. This player is known as one of the most famous and greatest goalkeepers in the history of US soccer. Howards managed to get the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Glove Award. He also won 121 caps from 2002 to 2017 when he retired.