"It Took 22 Men To Lose This Game For Everyone," States Pablo Mastroeni

Commerce City, CO - Head coach of the Colorado Rapids, Pablo Mastroeni, took to his post game talk to congratulate both the Colorado Rapids and the Portland Timbers on their ability to not score in front of a near capacity crowd during the game before the Colorado Rapids Fourth of July fireworks display.

The only fireworks that the fans will remember Photo: Daniel Petty, The Denver Post

The only fireworks that the fans will remember

Photo: Daniel Petty, The Denver Post

"It took 22 men to lose this game for everyone and I want to congratulate you all on being able to hold your head up high tonight. Everyone that came out to watch us is now going home talking about the fireworks after the game and the defensive soccer game that they watched finish 0-0. We all achieved something monumental in the Denver by not scoring and I want to congratulate both the Rapids and the Timbers for our collective lack of ability at breaking down the defense."

Reportedly, fans were nonplussed as The Nutmeg News spoke with Manny Caliston from Littleton, Colorado who stated, "we came here for the fireworks, I always knew this game was going to finish 0-0. Isn't that how every soccer game finishes?"

Dawn and Harold Sanderson, from Highlands Ranch, stated, "We brought our two boys here for the fireworks, they were initially excited for the game, but they checked out around the 55th minute. We promised them an ice cream to get them to stay, but they were excited for the post game fireworks."

The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the Rapids get another possible sell out next year on July 4th.