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Rapids are moving out of the basement
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

The Colorado Rapids continue to right the ship with yet another win, this time over the Minnesota United. The Rapids hosted Minnesota United over the weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, hoping to continue their streak. While Colorado’s season begin with loss after loss, they seem to have turned things around after Coach Connor Casey took the reigns in early May.

The Colorado Rapids have four wins and one tie in their last five games. This week the Rapids host New Mexico United who is part of the USL in round four of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Rapids return to action on June 22nd to face the Vancouver FC in British Columbia. The Rapids still have quite a bit of digging to do, however, they have managed to move from dead last in the Western Conference ahead of the Portland Timbers.

In other sports, UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo added UFC Bantamweight Champion to his resume over the weekend after beating Marlon Morales by TKO in round 3 of UFC 238. Cejudo who is a freestyle Gold Medalist of the 2008 Summer Olympics has taken the UFC by storm and made a name for himself after beating T.J. Dillashaw back in January for the Flyweight title and now as the Bantamweight Champion. Cejudo is one of only four UFC athletes to have held two belts in two divisions at once.

Golden, Colorado native Lindsey Horan has redefined women’s soccer after waiving her scholarship with North Carolina to play professionally in France, jumpstarting her professional career. The Golden native is considered to be one of the world’s best midfielders and in 2018 was named the National Women’s Soccer League MVP. This year, she and forward Mallory Pugh will lead the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team into the Women’s World Cup with only one thing on their minds, the Cup. The U.S. Women’s World Cup kicked off last week, however the Women’s U.S. Soccer Team wasn’t scheduled to play until Tuesday June 11th when they face Thailand.

The Colorado Rockies struggled in Chicago, losing two of three to the Cubs before heading to New York, to win one of three over the Mets over the weekend. The Rockies are at home this week to host the Chicago Cubs in a three-game series which began on Monday.

The Rockies started their redemption series with a win at home over the Cubs Monday afternoon. And although they were out to get a win, fans at Coors Field did what fans in the Mile High do, they gave former Rockies outfielder, Carlos Gonzales a standing ovation at his first at bat. The Rockies will wrap up their series with the Cubs this Wednesday in Denver.





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