Without going into a lot of details, there's a lot of water gone under the bridge now with our decisions that have been made, choices that have come about, working environment and personalities. And listen, I wouldn't say it was totally Paul's fault that we don't get on. There has to be two sides to that story. The reality is that when people don't work together well, you tend to miss out on certain things. Things fall through cracks.Gary Smith, Colorado Rapids head coach
At one point this season I thought about having Gary Smith on my coaching hot seat list but a midseason turnaround kind of killed that thought for me. Turns out, we could be close to him leaving Colorado anyways. He and TD Paul Bravo are apparently not on the same page these days.
In a way I wonder if this could have something to do with Smith staying behind for one of the Rapids CCL games on the road. This could definitely be an interesting situation for the coming weeks. Should the team somehow crash out of the playoff picture (unlikely, but still possible), a change will likely happen. Only way to save the marriage is probably another MLS Cup win – again unlikely given the way the Rapids are and how many games most of their key guys have played this season.