Rapids Face FC Dallas in ESPN2 Primetime Match Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY COLO. (ColoradoRapids.com) – Your Colorado Rapids close out a three-game road swing this Thursday September 4 when they face FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park.
Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. MT with the match scheduled for a national ESPN2 broadcast.
This will be the third and final meeting between Colorado and FC Dallas with the Rapids holding a 1-0-1 advantage. The Rapids took the first meeting on June 1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 2-1 behind goals from Conor Casey and Tom McManus (For a full recap and video highlights click here). The two sides played to a 2-2 draw on July 19 at Pizza Hut Park as Colorado used a 67th minute goal from Casey to even the score after Herculez Gomez put the Rapids up early (Click here for video highlights and a match recap).
Colorado (7-12-3 24 points seventh in the conference) currently sit three points behind Chivas USA for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the Western Conference while FC Dallas (6-8-8 26 points fourth in the conference) is one point back from a playoff position.
The Rapids are 15-23-7 all time vs. FC Dallas and are 4-16-3 when playing in Texas. Colorado has not won as the visiting club since May 5 2001.
One key for a Rapids’ victory will be holding Dallas forward Kenny Cooper in check. Cooper is second in MLS in scoring (13 goals) first in shots (94) and shots on goal (47) and tied for first in game-winning goals (4).
Colorado is coming off a 0-2 loss last Friday to Rocky Mountain Cup rival Real Salt Lake at Rice-Eccles Stadium. (For a full recap and video highlights from last week's game click here). The Rapids Reserves will also look for redemption following a 0-4 loss to the RSL Reserves on Saturday August 30. The Reserves face the FC Dallas Reserves on Friday September 5 at 9 a.m. MT at Pizza Hut Park.
Rapids fans will be gathering for the official Rapids Official Away-Game Viewing Party for Thursday’s match at GB’s Fish & Chips. For more information see the details at the bottom of this page. The viewing party is free and open to fans of all ages to attend so wear your Rapids jersey and come join other fans to watch the game live in a great soccer atmosphere on Thursday!
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!
RAPIDS OFFICIAL AWAY-GAME VIEWING PARTY DETAILS FOR THIS MATCH:
WHERE:GB's Fish & Chips located at 1311 South Broadway in Denver (just south of the intersection of Broadway and I-25).
WHEN: This Thursday Sept. 4; kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. MT. Get there early to reserve a seat!
WHO: Open and free for fans of all ages to attend!
SPECIALS: Specials for the Rapids game will include 75 cents off of any draft beer 75 cent PBR’s and fans who purchase any food item will automatically be entered for a chance to win Rapids tickets to the next home game!
The Rapids look forward to seeing all fans for the viewing party on Thursday!