Rapids Set to Host Defending Champs Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) – Your Colorado Rapids are preparing to face off against the defending champion Columbus Crew for the second and final time of the 2009 regular season this Saturday night.

Kickoff for this Saturday is set for 7:30pm MT at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
This will be the second match of the three-game home stand for the Rapids which finished against Chivas USA on Aug. 8.
The side from Ohio come to Colorado for the first time in 2009 holding down the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-3-9 for 30 points.

Your Rapids currently occupy the #4 spot in the West with a record of 7-5-6 for 27 points.

This will be the second match between these two clubs this season. Their first encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw back on April 11 at Crew Stadium.
Your Rapids will be looking to continue their fine form from their last match when they exploded for a 4-0 throttling of the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Colorado will look forward to welcoming back leading scorer Conor Casey this weekend after he served a 1-game suspension for yellow card accumulation last match.
This Saturday night's game will be broadcast in Colorado on Altitude. Calling the game for Altitude will be Mike Hayes (play-by-play) Marcelo Balboa (color) and Peter Ruttgaizer (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:
-Rapids 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! It's the first Aliki Pizza Family Night of the year: get 4 tickets 4 personal pizzas and 4 sodas for only $69! Order your Family Night package for Saturday now by clicking here!
-Fado Lads Night Out Pack: Hey guys (or gals!) if you're looking for the ultimate night out with your buddies this is it! Meet your pals at Fado Irish Pub in Lodo partake in their traditional Irish fare put down a pint or two and then jump on the Rapids Party Bus for a free ride to and from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park! This unbeatable package features 2 tickets to the game 2 free beers at Fado and the bus ride to and from the stadium all for only $39! Order your Fado Lads Night Out pack for Saturday by clicking here!
-Celtic Heritage Night: The Colorado Rapids have built a series of "Heritage Nights" throughout the season to celebrate the global heritage of the club's players! This Saturday it's "Celtic Heritage Night"; come be a part of the festvities and celebrate the culture and backgrounds of Rapids players from the Celtic nations of the world with music performers special guests and giveaways all night long!
-Free Celtic Heritage Posters: in honor of Celtic Heritage Night the first 2000 fans into the stadium this Saturday night will receive a free limited-edition signature series collectable poster of this game's featured player! The 11x14" glossy poster features a color action shot on the front and a copy of his signature and biography on the reverse. Gates open at 6:30pm on Saturday; get there early to make sure you get one!
-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!