Huge Home Game vs. San Jose Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) – With the playoffs looming your Colorado Rapids are preparing to host the San Jose Earthquakes in their second and final encounter between the 2 clubs in the 2009 regular season this Wednesday night.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm MT this Wednesday September 23rd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park the Rapids' second-to-last regular season home game of 2009.
This is the second match in this home-and-away series between Colorado and San Jose; their first match on Friday night ended in a 1-1 draw with Conor Casey knocking home a penalty kick 5 minutes in stoppage time to earn the Rapids a late valuable point on the road (for the match recap and video highlights click here).
The point briefly moved the Rapids into third place in the Western Conference though they fell back into fourth Saturday when Seattle earned a point in a scoreless draw with Chivas USA.
Facing their second consecutive pair of home-and-away matches - having split the first pair with Toronto - the Rapids should feel good about returning home against the Quakes playing on the pitch where they have earned eight of their 10 victories and where they will be buoyed by the return of team captain Pablo Mastroeni following Friday's completion of his three-game suspension.
San Jose come to Colorado for the first time in 2009 holding down the bottom spot in the Western Conference with a record of 5-12-6 for 21 points.

Colorado enter Wednesday's game as the #4 team in the West with a record of 10-8-7 for 37 points.
Your Rapids will look to improve upon their all-time record vs. San Jose as they are 16-20-7 vs. the Quakes with a record of 9-10-2 when playing in Colorado.
Wednesday's match will be televised on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Tickets are still available for this game; if you haven't already purchased your tickets to the match now's the time to act! Fans can buy tickets online at the TicketHorse official website by clicking here.

For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes head-to-head stats and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!

GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS SATURDAY'S HOME MATCH:
RAPIDS OKTOBERFEST: Starting at 5:30pm two full hours before kickoff fans are invited to come be a part of the club's Oktoberfest celebration featuring a live Oompah band food and beer and Austrian dancers and performers pregame in the specially-constructed Rapids Oktoberfest Beer Hall just outside the south end of the stadium Cantina! Admission to the Rapids Beer Hall is free for fans of all ages! Details
CAR WASH: Want to get your car cleaned and help out a charitable cause at the same time? Well you can at the stadium at Wednesday's game! Just pull your vehicle into the West VIP parking lot before the game pay $10 to the Jefferson County Library Foundation volunteers on site and get a car wash and VIP parking pass for the game!
ALIKI PIZZA FAMILY NIGHT: Don't msis the final Rapids Family Night package of the season! Order the Aliki Pizza Rapids Family Night package for this game; it includes 4 tickets 4 Aliki personal pizzas and 4 sodas all for only $69! Take your whole family to the game and feed them with this unbeatable deal! Order now!
"DOLLAR DOG NIGHT": When the stadium gates open there's a treat in store for fans; for the only time this season the Rapids are offering this unbeatable deal on food: get $1.00 hot dogs all night long! Don't miss the biggest food deal of the entire season on Sept. 23 with dollar hot dogs all throughout the game! $1.00 hot dogs will be available for purchase at these concession stands on the concourse: atop sections 113 122 and 135.
CRCCF SUPPORTS CHILD HEALTH CARE: The Colorado Rapids Communty Care Foundation will present a check to help support child health care on the field in a special pregame ceremony. The Rapids Foundation teamed up with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation to offer financial assistance to non-profit agencies providing health care to children in our community. Details

RAPID RESPONSE GUEST ASSISTANCE TEXTS: Starting at Wednesday's game Rapids fans will have the chance to try out the club's brand new guest assistance texting program! Someone in your seat? Not experiencing a PG-rated experience? Have any other issue you can't resolve? From anywhere in the stadium you can text "PARKHELP" to 41513 if you need assistance. The text will arrive at the Stadium Command Center and help will be sent your way!
RAPIDS SUPPORTERS TAILGATE: For Wednesday's match the Rapids' supporters clubs are organizing their official tailgate in the VIP East parking lot at Dick's Sporting Goods Park as they do 2 hours before kickoff of all Rapids home games! The tailgates organized by the Centennial Firm and Class VI supporters groups are free to attend and open to all fans to come visit and mingle with the supporters for great food soccer talk music and good times! Rapids players the club's technical staff and other special guests also appear frequently at the tailgates. Details
SEASON TICKET RENEWALS: Rapids Season Ticket Holders don't forget that next Saturday Oct. 3 is the deadline to renew your season tickets and lock in your prices for 2010! For full STH who renew by this date you can guarantee your same seats receive the full amount of your seats onto your Kickback Card AND receive a team autographed flag! The Rapids Renewal Headquarters will be set up at the remaining two home games atop Section 120 on the concourse...if you haven't renewed already stop by to do it at the game!