Rapids Release Full 2009 Match Schedule

COMMERCE CITY CO (Wed. Jan. 28 2009) - Major League Soccer and the Colorado Rapids released their 2009 regular season schedule today.
For the complete Rapids 2009 schedule including game dates kickoff times and national broadcast information click here!
The Rapids a charter member of MLS will kick off their 14th season traveling to The Home Depot Center to face Chivas USA on Saturday March 21 at 8:30 pm MT.
The following weekend the Rapids return to Colorado for their home opener on Saturday March 28 to take on the Kansas City Wizards at 7:30 pm MT.
Each of the 15 teams in MLS will play 30 regular season games for a total of 225 games. Fans can watch any of the 225 games live via the national broadcast partners regional telecasts the Direct Kick television package or MLSnet.com. The Rapids’ local television schedule will be released once it is finalized.

Colorado will face each of the other MLS clubs twice for a base of 28 games. The two remaining games were based on intra-conference opponents with a priority on rivalry matchups.
Notable elements of the 2009 Rapids schedule include:
-The Rapids begin the season with four of their first five matches on the road.
-MLS’s newest expansion team Seattle Sounders FC come to Colorado on May 23.
-Colorado’s biggest and best fireworks show will be back for a 14th edition when the Rapids host the Chicago Fire on July 4th.
-A tough stretch of three matches in nine days from September 18-23 is highlighted by home-and-away contests against the San Jose Earthquakes which take place directly after rubber matches with Toronto FC
-For a third straight year the Rapids will play their Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Real Salt Lake in the season finale scheduled for October 24 this year in Utah.
Colorado Rapids season tickets are on sale now by clicking here or by calling (303) 825-GOAL (4625).
Single game tickets for the 2009 season will go on sale Monday February 23 at 10:00 am MT. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park Box Office via phone by calling 1-866-461-6556 or online at ColoradoRapids.com. Single game tickets start at just $12 for all Rapids home games. Information on all ticket prices and single game promotions can be found soon on the team's official website.
Rapids full season ticket holders will have an opportunity for a special advance sale of Rapids single game tickets this year. The advance sale will begin on Monday February 9 at 10:00 am MT for Rapids full season ticket holders only. For more information call (303) 727-3414 or visit the Rapids' website in the coming weeks.
MLS CUP 2009 PLAYOFFS
Conference Semifinals Game 1
Thursday Oct. 29 - Sunday Nov. 1
Conference Semifinals Game 2
Thursday Nov. 5 - Sunday Nov. 8
Conference Championships
Thursday Nov. 12 - Sunday Nov. 15
MLS Cup 2009
Nov. 21-22 (location date and time still tba)