The SOCO Rapids Unified Team's first match was on Sept. 14 when they hosted a Special Olympics team from Dallas at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The three-day trip was highlighted by a 40-minute match immediately following the MLS match between the Rapids and FC Dallas.
On Sept. 20-22, the SOCO Rapids Unified Team traveled to Portland, Ore., for a similar exchange program with Special Olympics Oregon and the Portland Timbers. While in Portland, the team participated in a training program at the adidas corporate headquarters’ facilities and attend the Rapids-Timbers match on Sept. 20.
On Oct. 5 the SOCO Rapids Unified Team hosted the Special Olympics Team from Seattle following the Rapids-Sounders match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.