Rapids Unveil Preseason Schedule

COMMERCE CITY CO (Friday January 23 2009) – The Colorado Rapids today announced their preliminary itinerary for the 2009 MLS preseason which includes trips to Ft. Lauderdale Los Angeles and Seattle.

Players will report to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park by Sunday January 25 and the club will hit the training pitch for the first time on Wednesday January 28.

The Rapids will have two weeks of training sessions in Colorado before traveling to Ft. Lauderdale Florida where they will train in the Sunshine State for a second straight year and play up to three matches against opponents to be announced later.

In March the Rapids will also be announcing a series of friendlies against other MLS clubs that will coincide with scheduled trips to Los Angeles and Seattle.

Colorado then return home to start preparations for their season opener on March 21 against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.
The following weekend on March 28 the Rapids host the Kansas City Wizards at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the club’s 2009 home opener.
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COLORADO RAPIDS 2009 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Jan. 25 Players report back to camp
Jan. 28 – Feb. 8 Training at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Feb. 9 Travel to Florida
Feb. 10 – Feb. 18 Training in Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Feb. 19 Travel to Colorado
Feb. 20 – Feb. 28 Training at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
March 1 Travel to Los Angeles
March 2-3 Training and matches in Los Angeles
March 4 Travel to Colorado
March 5 – 10 Training at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
March 11 Travel to Seattle
March 12 Match TBA
March 13 Travel to Colorado
March 14 – 20 Training at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
March 21 Season Opener at Chivas USA