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Rockies primed to make moves this week
Photo courtesy: Colorado Rapids/Garret Ellwood

By Brandon Rivera

The Colorado Rockies have won four of their last seven at home taking advantage of home field. The Rockies won three of four over the New York Mets last week but only took one of three in their series with the Florida Marlins over the weekend.

The Rockies still remain in fourth in the National League West, six games behind the division leading Diamond Backs, four and half games behind the second-place L.A. Dodgers, and one and half games behind the number three spot held by the San Francisco Giants. Despite Colorado’s wins last week and over the weekend the Rockies still have a fairly large hill to climb in order to get back on top of the division.

This week the Rockies have an opportunity to climb back into the number three spot and potentially beyond when they travel to San Francisco to face the Giants in a three-game series and then on to L.A. to face the Dodgers, also in a three-game series. While Colorado has struggled at home they have been a force on the road having the best win total on the road in the division at 23–18. Fans hope that their success on the road continues this week into the weekend before returning home next week to hosts the Giants.

In other sports the Colorado Rapids turned the tide over the weekend with a win at home over the minnesota United 3-2. The Rapids fell behind in the first half 0-1 but came back in the second half with scores from midfielder, Edgar Castillo; striker, Joe Mason; and defender, Tommy Smith to seal the win. The Rapids will head to Canada this Sunday to face the Vancouver Whitecaps a team who beat them back on the 1st of June, 2-1. With a renewed spirit, the Rapids are hopeful in getting a win back to back.

The World Cup has got the globe on its feet, and several contenders have defied the odds, with one neighboring team gaining interest and respect early. Mexico shocked the world a week and a half ago when they beat Germany 1-0 and then again when they beat South Korea. Many didn’t expect Mexico to win their last game let alone their first game and now the proud, green white and red prepare for the Swedes at the time of this writing. Mexico will face the Swedes early Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. MST.





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