Shkelzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids) celebrates his goal with teammates
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Colorado Rapids sit in first place in MLS for first time since 2012

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.

CLUB PTS GP W L T GF GA GD
Colorado Rapids 9 4 3 1 0 7 5 2
Real Salt Lake 9 4 3 1 0 8 4 4
San Jose Earthquakes 9 4 3 1 0 5 1 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 8 4 2 0 2 3 0 3

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.

CLUB PTS GP W L T GF GA GD
Colorado Rapids 15 10 5 5 0 16 12 4
LA Galaxy 14 10 4 4 2 22 19 3
Chivas USA 14 10 4 4 2 17 17 0
Houston Dynamo 14 11 3 3 5 13 15 -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).

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