Rapids Hosting FC Dallas Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) – Your Colorado Rapids are preparing to host FC Dallas this Saturday night for the second and final time this season at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

Kickoff for the Rapids vs. FC Dallas game is set for 7:30pm MT this Saturday July 11th.
The Texas side come to Colorado for the second time in three weeks holding down the 7th spot in the Western Conference with a record of 4-7-5 for 17 points.

Your Rapids having played 1 fewer game on the season thus far than Dallas currently occupy the #4 spot in the West with a record of 5-4-6 for 21 points.

This will be the second match between these two clubs this season. Their last encounter was at Dick's Sporting Goods Park just 2 home games ago on June 24th. This match resulted in a draw with each team scoring one goal.

The third and final time these two teams will face each other this year will be on Saturday October 17th at Pizza Hut Park at 6:30pm MT.
Colorado hold an 16-23-8 all time record vs. Dallas but hold a favorable 11-7-5 home record vs. the Hoops.
The Rapids find themselves on a three-game winless streak that began with the last meeting versus FC Dallas. After two consecutive losses Colorado will look to end their worse skid of the season Saturday night.
FC Dallas is coming off only their fourth win of the season a 2-1 victory at home versus the New York Red Bulls. FC Dallas have not defeated the Rapids since Aug. 4 2007 with the Rapids posting a 2-0-2 mark against FC Dallas in the regular season since that time.
Saturday’s contest will see two of the league’s scoring leaders go head-to-head when Colorado’s Conor Casey (8 goals T-2nd in MLS) goes against Dallas’ Kenny Cooper (7 goals 4th in MLS).
This Saturday night's game will be broadcast in Colorado on Altitude. Calling the game for Altitude will be Mike Hayes (play-by-play) Cory Lopez (color) and Maya Starks (sidelines).

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 SATURDAY'S HOME MATCH:

-Jamaican Heritage Night:
This Saturday's game is also the Rapids' Jamaican Heritage Night! Come be a part of the festivities and celebrate the culture and backgrounds of Rapids players Cory Gibbs and Omar Cummings with music performers special guests and giveaways all night long! The first 2000 fans into the stadium will receive a free limited-edition Rapids Jamaican Heritage Night signature series poster featuring Cummings & Gibbs!
-Aliki Pizza Family Night Pack: The Rapids are giving fans this fantastic chance to come to the stadium catch the game and get food and drinks for the whole family for an unbeatable price! Aliki Pizza is offering fans the opportunity purchase a package that includes 4 tickets to the game 4 personal pizzas and 4 sodas all for only $69! Order your Family Night package for Saturday now by clicking here!
-Boy Scout Night: "Campout Under the Stars" this Saturday night will be an opportunity for all Colorado Boy Scouts to attend the Rapids game and then be a part of some postgame scout activities and a chance to sleep overnight on the actual stadium grass! These postgame activities will include knot tying and first aid stations. The Boy Scouts will also be treated to a breakfast in the morning. This exclusive event will give scouts the chance to partake in a once in a lifetime event at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Details
-Rapids Team Posters: The Rapids Academy will be offering fans the chance to obtain the 2009 version of the Colorado Rapids official team poster at this game! The poster is free with a donation of $5.00 or more to the Rapids Academy. Rapids Team Posters are ideal for collecting signatures of all the players on the roster! Look for members of the Rapids youth teams positioned around the concourse to get your official Rapids Team Poster at the game!