Rapids Leave For Preseason Training in Mexico This Friday

DENVER Colorado (February 13 2007)- The Colorado Rapids leave this Friday for the club's first stage of their 2007 preseason which will take Fernando Clavijo’s club to Pachuca Mexico for the second consecutive year.
Continuing the development of a relationship with Club de Futbol Pachuca owner Jesus Martinez and longtime Director of Soccer Andres Fassi the Rapids will be once again hosted by the current Copa Sudamericana champions.

"This first stage of the preseason will once again serve to get all the players up to the same level of fitness as we continue the evaluation of all the guys in camp said Colorado Rapids Head Coach Fernando Clavijo. "The friendly games in this specific stage will also help the team slowly get back into a game rhythm in preparation for the more transcendent matches in the second stage of our preseason."

The Rapids who have already reported to preseason in Denver will kick off the team’s international travels on February 16 when they travel to Pachuca where they will enjoy the hospitality of Mexican first division side Club de Fútbol Pachuca who will host the Rapids at their state of the art training facilities until February 28th.

During their stay in "Mexico’s Windy City