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Rapids talking smack ahead of Rocky Mountain Cup finale

02 August 10:05 am

Rapids talking smack ahead of Rocky Mountain Cup finale

By Sam Stejskal

It seems like the Rapids have forgotten their place. 

Colorado - which, in case you've forgotten, has lost six-straight Rocky Mountain Cups to RSL - is talking a lot of smack ahead of Saturday's 2013 RMC finale, with Head Coach Oscar Pareja and goalkeeper Clint Irwin giving the first-place Claret-and-Cobalt plenty of bulletin board material for this weekend's clash at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

RSL is 0-1-1 in this year's Rocky Mountain Cup, tying the Rapids 1-1 at home on March 16 before falling 1-0 at Colorado on April 6. The Claret-and-Cobalt must win on Saturday to retain the club's seventh-straight Rocky Mountain Cup. 

Here's Pareja on Saturday's contest:

"We know we're stronger than them," Pareja said. "And we know we can [beat them] again.

And here's Irwin responding to a question about his PK stop on RSL's Alvaro Saborio in the April 6 match: 

"I hope, when we do get the three points this weekend, we can look back and say that was a key moment." 

Keep creepin', little bro.