Colorado Rapids sit in first place in MLS for first time since 2012

Shkelzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids) celebrates his goal with teammates

It has been a dream start to the season for Pablo Mastroeni and the Colorado Rapids, as they find themselves on top of the Western Conference standings. It has been a while since that last occurred: four years, to be exact.

The Rapids moved into the top spot in the overall MLS standings this weekend with a 2-2 road draw vs. the Montreal Impact. The come-from-behind result improved Colorado to 5-2-2 on the season and also saw them slide into first place in the league for the first time since April 1, 2012.

Colorado Rapids94310752
Real Salt Lake94310844
San Jose Earthquakes94310514
Vancouver Whitecaps84202303

It has been much longer since the last time the Rapids were in first place this deep into a season. Despite winning MLS Cup back in 2010, the last time the Rapids were in first place was way back on June 1, 2008, according to records from the Elias Sport Bureau.

Colorado Rapids151055016124
LA Galaxy141044222193
Chivas USA141044217170
Houston Dynamo14113351315-2

The Rapids will look to further improve on their record this Saturday when they host Real Salt Lake at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (9 pm ET, MLS LIVE).