With the win, RSL keeps the Rocky Mountain Cup for the second consecutive year.
The Swedish midfielder tallied his first-ever MLS goal, but it was too little, too late after Portland jumped ahead with a pair of early goals.
Amid front office and roster changes, interim GM Padraig Smith is laying out his vision for success in Commerce City.
The Colorado Rapids lost 1-0 to D.C. United on Saturday, but the beginnings of what the organization has coined "The Rapids Way" began to take shape.
A breakdown on a back pass from Jared Watts to Tim Howard was the only scoring in Saturday's contest at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
With the dismissal of Pablo Mastroeni from his duties on Tuesday, the days of former players leading the teams in Denver has come to a close.
Amid a disappointing 2017 season, the Colorado Rapids have fired head coach Pablo Mastroeni.
Colorado picked up a road point, holding FC Dallas scoreless but unable to find the back of the net themselves.
In the trade, the Rapids get rid of one of the most expensive contracts they had on the books and bring in a young player who has yet to reach his potential.
In all, Gil has made 151 MLS appearances (95 starts) with 11 goals and 9 assists between Orlando City and Real Salt Lake.
To gain a playoff spot, the Rapids need to pick up 11 points on Vancouver over just 13 games, eight of which are on the road.
Axel Sjöberg and Kevin Doyle both found the net as the Colorado Rapids earned a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.
The Rapids looked the better of the two sides in the first 45 minutes, but ultimately fell 1-0.