VANCOUVER, CANADA - JUNE 16: John Thorrington #11 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC looks on as Hunter Freeman #2 of the Colorado Rapids heads the ball during their MLS game June 16, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Rapids Vs. Whitecaps Final Score: Colorado Falls To Vancouver 1-0

Colorado's woes away from home continued on Saturday.

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MLS Standings 2012: Rapids Still Within Striking Distance Of Playoffs

With the 2012 MLS season almost half over, the Colorado Rapids are languishing in sixth place in the league's Western Conference. That said, the Rapids are well within striking distance of a playoff spot, although they will be battling it out with at least four other teams.

The Rapids are currently in sixth place with 19 points, and only the top 5 teams in each conference advance to the playoffs. With that said, the West's current fifth place team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, is only a single point ahead of Colorado for the last playoff spot. The bad news for the Rapids is that they're closer to the conference's last place team than they are to the fourth place team.

Here are the full Western Conference standings heading into the week:

  1. San Jose Earthquakes, 33 points
  2. Real Salt Lake, 32 points
  3. Vancouver Whitecaps, 26 points
  4. Seattle Sounders FC, 25 points
  5. Los Angeles Galaxy, 20 points
  6. Colorado Rapids, 19 points
  7. Chivas USA, 19 points
  8. Portland Timbers, 16 points
  9. FC Dallas, 14 points

For more news and notes, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. More news on the Colorado Rapids can be found over at Burgundy Wave. For comprehensive soccer coverage, visit SB Nation's soccer news hub.

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MLS Standings 2012: Colorado Rapids Sit In 5th Place In Western Conference

The Colorado Rapids dropped a 1-0 decision to the Vancouver Whitecaps over the weekend, which dropped their overall record to 6-7-1. The Rapids are in fifth place in the Western Conference, 13 points behind first place Real Salt Lake.

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Here are the full Western Conference standings:

1. Real Salt Lake (32 points)
2. San Jose Earthquakes (27)
3. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (25)
4. Seattle Sounders FC (24)
5. Colorado Rapids (19)
6. Chivas USA (15)
7. LA Galaxy (14)
8. Portland Timbers (13)
9. FC Dallas (13)

The Rapids have a couple of opportunities to make up some ground in what's left of June -- they'll host San Jose on the 20th and Portland on the 30th.

For more news and notes, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. More news on the Colorado Rapids can be found over at Burgundy Wave. For comprehensive soccer coverage, visit SB Nation's soccer news hub.

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Rapids Vs. Whitecaps Final Score: Colorado Loses 1-0

Colorado's woes away from home continued on Saturday.

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