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MLS Standings 2012: Rapids end season in 7th place

The 2012 MLS season ended for the Colorado Rapids on Saturday as they took down the Houston Dynamo, 2-0. Finishing the season strong, with two straight victories for the first time since the first two games of the year, kept the Rapids in seventh place of the Western Conference.

Colorado's 37 points is the fourth-lowest total the team has ever accumulated since the team was formed in 1996. The only teams that did worse were their inaugural '96 team (29), their 2001 team that only won five games (23) and their 2007 team (35). They did escape a few bad record possibilities, narrowly avoiding having the most losses or the fewest wins of any Rapids team historically.

Seventh place is the lowest that the Rapids have ever finished in the West before, but that's more due to the fact that there usually haven't been seven teams in the West. They have finished bottom of their division before in years when there were only four or five teams in the division. Ending in seventh place in the West also got them the sixth overall draft pick in the upcoming MLS SuperDraft in January.