Rapids Open the Season at Houston This Sunday!

DENVER (ColoradoRapids.com)- The Colorado Rapids will kick off the 2006 Major League Soccer season this Sunday when the team travels to Houston to take on MLS's newest competitor the Houston Dynamo.

The Rapids are coming off a long preseason which took place in several legs in Miami Mexico Spain and the team's training center in Westminster Colorado. Head Coach Fernando Clavijo says his team looks supremely fit and ready for the season.

For the full Colorado Rapids match preview of Sunday's match including projected lineups the latest injury report miscellaneous game notes broadcast information head-to-head stats and more visit the Rapids MatchUp Page by CLICKING HERE.

The Rapids will also host a special viewing party for this first away game of 2006 so all fans can get together and watch it live in a great soccer atmosphere! The viewing party will take place at the British Bulldog located at 2052 Stout Street in Denver (corner of Stout and Broadway).

The viewing party is free for fans to attend and will feature food and drink specials for all fans wearing Rapids gear including: 2 for 1 on draft beers wells wines and Long Island Iced teas and after 6pm $2.00 you-call-it specials! For more details on the Away Game Viewing Party contact the Rapids at (303) 405-6123. Remember to wear your black and blue!

The viewing party is also the first event of Rapids Week 2006 the club's annual tradition of a week-long series of community events leading up to the Rapids' Opening Night on April 8! To read all the details about the events of Rapids Week 2006 CLICK HERE.

Rapids Week 2006 culminates with the club's 2006 Opening Night taking place on Saturday April 8 when the Mile High Club hosts the Columbus Crew at 7:00pm at Invesco Field.

Tickets are on sale for the Rapids' Opening Night and selling quickly! If you haven't already gotten your game tickets for this match you can do so online by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL.

The Rapids look forward to seeing all fans at this Sunday's viewing party at the events of next week's "Rapids Week