Doubleheader With Women's Teams Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY CO (Thursday March 5 2009) – The Colorado Rapids have again joined with the W-League’s Colorado Force from Ft. Collins to present a soccer doubleheader featuring the highest level of women’s and men’s soccer in North America as part of the Rapids’ 3rd annual Women’s Soccer Celebration.
On Wednesday June 24 2009 the Rapids will host the Force’s match against the new Women’s Professional Soccer league’s NJ/NY Sky Blue FC kicking off at 4:30 p.m. The game will precede the match between the Rapids and FC Dallas which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. all at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
"The Rapids are pleased to once again be partnering with the Force and to be bringing this event back to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park said Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush.
"Having the opportunity to showcase the best the game has to offer at both the men’s and women’s professional level is what makes this doubleheader so special for us and our fans."
The doubleheader is a part of the Rapids’ 3rd Annual Women’s Soccer Celebration which was launched in 2007 to recognize positive and influential women promote healthy lifestyles raise awareness of women’s sports and role models and unite Colorado soccer fans.
Between the games members of Sky Blue FC and the Force will conduct an interactive clinic and autograph session for young players ages 3-18.
Fans interested participating in the clinic and autograph session presented by the Force and Sky Blue FC and beginning at 6:15 p.m. may purchase tickets to that for an additional $25 from www.forcesoccer.org. Fans will get the opportunity to meet international superstars Natasha Kai Christie Rampone and Heather O’Reilly and the entire Sky Blue and Force sides after the clinic for an autograph session.
Amy Snider co-founder and owner of the Force calls the event an opportunity to bring the state’s soccer fans together. "One of the endearing aspects of soccer is how it brings people together to share their enjoyment of the game Snider said.
"We think fans who follow MLS will be impressed by what the top women’s teams have to offer and appreciate these ladies’ skills. Women’s soccer fans will have a chance to show their support of the WPS’s Sky Blue W-League’s Colorado Force and the Rapids in the same evening."
Tickets for the 3rd Annual Women’s Soccer Celebration start at just $12. One ticket will get fans into both matches that night. Tickets are available for purchase at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park Box Office via phone by calling TicketHorse at 1-866-461-6556 at the kiosks at any Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods location or click here.
About the Colorado Force FC
The Force is entering its 13th season as a franchise of United Soccer’s W-League. Over its history the Force captured a National Championship in 1998 and has attracted players to its roster from across the United States and Canada. The Force plays its home games at the Loveland Sports Park 1-25 and U.S. 34 and operates under the direction of Managing Partner Amy Snider and Head Coach Craig Deacon.
About Sky Blue FC
Operated by Sky Blue Soccer Sky Blue FC is the New Jersey/New York franchise in Women's Professional Soccer - a new women's pro-soccer league that is set to kick off its first-ever season in Spring 2009. Sky Blue FC will play its home matches at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater NJ and Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway NJ. Sky Blue FC will operate under the direction of General Manager and Head Coach Ian Sawyers.