The Rapids were in New York, where they were knocked out of U.S. Open Cup qualification by the Red Bulls, 3-0.
Here's Colorado coach Gary Smith's take on his team turning its attention back to the MLS regular season:
“I would have loved to have advanced in the Cup. I’m not going to say that were pleased that were out, or else I wouldn’t have brought the team that I had. I’m disappointed, the players are disappointed, but what it is, is a cup.
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We still had three or four guys out there that haven’t been a regular part of our first team. Those guys will come back in the weekend, they need to give us an injection of energy, and hopefully confidence.
We’ve got a big game at the weekend now. That’s why it is a cup, it’s very different. You get knocked out, you don’t get a time to recover. And now the guys can mentally and physically prepare themselves for the weekend.”
The Sounders train today at Starfire, then fly to Colorado tomorrow for their 6 p.m. Saturday league game against the Rapids.