What a difference a year has made for Rocky Mountain Cup rivals RSL and Colorado

FC's Brian McBride delves into the firing of Pablo Mastroeni from the Rapids, and how stagnating results cost him his job. Colorado and D.C. failed to create many chances between them, with Jared Watts' nightmare own-goal the only difference. Major League Soccer: Anthony Jackson-Hamel (48') Montreal Impact 3-1 Real Salt Lake Aug. 26, 2016 was almost a year ago, but for fans of Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids it must feel like ancient history. It was on that night in Sandy, Utah's Rio Tinto Stadium that RSL would secure a 2-1 win to claim that season's Rocky Mountain Cup over their western rivals. Of note was how the standings looked post-match. The Rapids stood second in the Western Conference with 43 points, with only FC Dallas owning a better record. Winners RSL were just as good, level with Colorado on...

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