The Colorado Rapids remain in seventh place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, following a 2-2 tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Vancouver, at eight points ahead of the Rapids, currently occupies the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Wednesday's tie against Vancouver cost Colorado an opportunity to gain ground and make a charge toward the playoffs.
Major League Soccer Standings
|Earthquakes (Quake, Rattle, Goal)||18||6||6||60||62|
|Galaxy (LAG Confidential)||15||11||4||49||54|
|Real Salt Lake (RSL Soapbox)||15||11||4||49||40|
|Sounders (Sounder at Heart)||13||7||9||48||45|
|Whitecaps (86 Forever)||10||12||8||38||31|
|FC Dallas (Big D Soccer)||9||12||9||36||35|
|Rapids (Burgundy Wave)||9||18||3||30||38|
|Timbers (Stumptown Footy)||7||15||8||29||31|
|Chivas USA (The Goat Parade)||7||15||7||28||21|
|Sporting KC (The Daily Wiz)||16||7||7||55||37|
|Fire (Hot Time in Old Town)||16||8||5||53||42|
|Red Bulls (Once a Metro)||14||8||8||50||50|
|D.C. United (Black And Red United)||15||10||5||50||47|
|Dynamo (Dynamo Theory)||12||8||10||46||42|
|Crew (Massive Report)||13||11||6||45||36|
|Impact (Mount Royal Soccer)||12||15||4||40||44|
|Union (Brotherly Game)||8||14||6||30||29|
|Revolution (The Bent Musket)||7||15||8||29||38|
|Toronto FC (Waking the Red)||5||18||7||22||34|
Colorado will try to improve in the standings Sunday when it plays host to the Los Angeles Galaxy -- the same Galaxy that sit in second place in the conference. If the Rapids are to make the playoffs in 2012, they'll need a lot of things to go right, and it starts with winning out.
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