At the outset of the season, the Colorado Rapids had modest goals. They wanted to play better at home and host a playoff game. But last week’s deadline-day acquisition of experienced French attacker Sébastian Le Toux signals that the Rapids are aiming much higher.
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He wears No. 11, but Rapids designated player Shkëlzen Gashi stepped in as Colorado’s No. 10 in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps — and his presence helped open up the attack.
In recent weeks the chemistry between Doyle and Gashi has begun to flourish, a good sign as the Rapids get ready for the stretch run to the playoffs. Working well with playmaker Marco Poppa, they have created a lot of chances playing off each other.
The Colorado Rapids try to protect a 13-game unbeaten streak as they host Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
He was born in Zurich, grew up playing for Switzerland youth national teams and twice led the Swiss Super League in goals. But on Saturday, Colorado Rapids winger Shkëlzen Gashi will don the black and red of Albania and play against his birth country in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France.