Rapids Complete Local TV Broadcast Schedule with Addition of Universal Sports

COMMERCE CITY COLO. (Friday April 17 2009) – The Colorado Rapids announced today a completion to the club's 2009 local television broadcast schedule. In addition to the previously announced 24 local broadcasts by Altitude Sports & Entertainment the Rapids have secured an additional four local broadcasts with Universal Sports.
With this announcement every Rapids game outside of the national television broadcasts will be telecast locally for the rest of the 2009 season.
"By having this agreement with both Altitude and Universal Sports we feel we are in the best position to offer our fans the most complete coverage of our club throughout the remainder of the 2009 season said Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush.
"9news is proud to be able to showcase the Colorado Rapids on our new Universal Sports channel said KUSA President and General Manager Mark Cornetta. "The Rapids play the world’s game and Universal Sports is an excellent outlet to bring that passion and experience to our local viewers starting with this weekend’s match."
Universal Sports will air four of Colorado’s matches starting with this Sunday’s game against the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium with kickoff at 1:00 pm MT.
Universal Sports is available on NBC Affiliate KUSA-TV over-the-air on channel 9.3 and on Comcast channel 250 in Denver and the surrounding areas. The 24-hour television network is available in more than 45 million TV homes and in eight of the top ten U.S. markets.
Other Universal Sports broadcasts this season will include:
Sunday June 28 at Seattle Sounders FC at 2pm MT
Sunday August 30 vs. Houston Dynamo at 1pm MT
Saturday September 12 at Toronto FC at 1:30pm MT
2009 Colorado Rapids Remaining TV Broadcast Schedule (All times MT):

DATE OPPONENT TIME (MST) TV
Sun April 19 at Houston 1:00 pm Universal Sports/Telefutura
SAT APRIL 25 LOS ANGELES 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
SAT MAY 2 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sat May 16 at New England 5:30 pm Altitude
SAT MAY 23 SEATTLE 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sat May 30 at New York 5:30 pm Altitude
Sat June 6 at Real Salt Lake 8:00 pm Fox Soccer Channel
SAT JUNE 20 DC UNITED 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
WED JUNE 24 FC DALLAS 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sun June 28 at Seattle 2:00 pm Universal Sports
SAT JULY 4 CHICAGO 7:00 PM ALTITUDE
SAT JULY 11 FC DALLAS 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sat July 18 at DC United 6:00 pm Altitude
SAT JULY 25 NEW YORK 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
SAT AUGUST 1 COLUMBUS 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
SAT AUGUST 8 CHIVAS USA 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sun August 23 at Chicago 4:00 pm Altitude
SUN AUGUST 30 HOUSTON 1:00 PM UNIVERSAL SPORTS/TELEFUTURA
SAT SEPTEMBER 5 TORONTO FC 8:00 PM FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
Sat September 12 at Toronto FC 1:30 pm Universal Sports
Fri September 18 at San Jose 9:00 pm ESPN2
WED SEPTEMBER 23 SAN JOSE 7:30 PM ALTITUDE
Sat September 26 at Kansas City 6:30 pm Altitude
SAT OCTOBER 3 NEW ENGLAND 7:00 PM ALTITUDE
Sat October 17 at FC Dallas 6:30 pm Altitude
Sat October 24 at Real Salt Lake 7:00 pm Fox Soccer Channel