Rapids Weekly Team Update

COMMERCE CITY CO (4/8/08) – The Colorado Rapids will train three days at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this week before heading to Boston to complete their two-game road swing this Saturday April 12 against the Revolution.
Colorado enters the third week of MLS play as the highest scoring team in the league. Midfielder Terry Cooke is tied for first in the league in assists and six different players have scored the Rapids' six total goals thus far this year.
The Rapids v. Revolution match will be broadcast regionally on Altitude-2 in Colorado and TV-38 in the Northeast. Calling the game will be Brad Feldman (play-by-play) and Greg Lalas (analyst). Altitude-2 will be broadcasting the TV-38 feed this week.

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!

Check back to ColoradoRapids.com for the full match preview of Saturday's game here soon!

NEXT MATCH
Colorado Rapids at New England Revolution
Sat. April 12
5:30pm MT
Gillette Stadium

LAST MATCH
Colorado Rapids 2 at Kansas City 3
Sat. April 5
3:00pm MT
CommunityAmerica Ballpark
Match Recap

LATEST INJURY UPDATES
Last week's Rapids injury report had Mehdi Ballouchy Jovan Kirovski and Nico Colaluca all listed as 'Probable'. By week's end all three were removed from the injury report completely and this week is no different as each participated fully in practice today.
The Rapids' four players still listed as 'Out' (Conor Casey Ugo Ihemelu Mike Petke and Justin Hughes) spent their practice time working on their conditioning today.
TODAY'S QUOTES FROM TRAINING

Today's quote comes from Rapids defender #13 Stephen Keel speaking about this coming Saturday's game at New England:
"We're looking at this game as it's another opportunity to go on the road and get three points. For me personally it's nice that my best friend and former college roomate Michael Parkhurst plays for New England so it's always fun to play against him and guys you know.
"We're still a little dissapointed about this past weekend's game against Kansas City where we let a few points slip away and we're looking to get back on the winning track this Saturday at New England."
WEEKLY TEAM NOTES

Go One-on-One with Colin Clark: Don’t miss Altitude Sports & Entertainment's exclusive interview with Rapids midfielder Colin Clark. This 30 minute special hosted by Peter Ruttgaizer gives fans an in-depth look at the Fort Collins native.

Upcoming air schedule of Altitude’s One-on-One with Colin Clark:
Tuesday April 8 at 4:30 pm and 11:30 pm
Friday April 11 at 6:30 pm
Sunday April 13 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday April 15 at 10:30 am and 10:00 pm
Wednesday April 16 at 10:30 am
Thursday April 17 at 12:30 am
Friday April 18 at 6:30 pm
Saturday April 19 at 7:30 pm
Sunday April 20 at 10:00 pm
Monday April 21 at 10:00 pm
Tuesday April 22 at 10:00 am
Wednesday April 23 at 5:00 pm
Thursday April 24 at 7:00 pm
Saturday April 26 at 1:30 am
Rapids Foundation Autographed Banners: Rapids fans have seen the club's marketing efforts in tangible form all over the city this year; now this is your chance to own a piece of the club's advertising! The Rapids have produced several street pole banners featuring stars such as Bouna Coundoul Christian Gomez Ugo Ihemelu Terry Cooke and Pablo Mastroeni and now the Rapids Foundation is giving away these banners to fans when they make a donation to the Rapids’ official charity! During five designated Rapids home games (April 19 May 4 15 24 & June 1) fans will have the opportunity to donate $75 or more to the Rapids Community Care Foundation and receive the autographed banner of the game’s designated player. Quantities are very limited; attend all five Rapids games to collect all five limited edition Rapids autographed player banners!
April 19: Bouna Coundoul
May 4: Christian Gomez
May 15: Terry Cooke
May 24: Pablo Mastroeni
June 1: Ugo Ihemelu
Fans can stop by the Rapids Foundation booth located atop Section 125 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park during the games to take home an autographed banner of their favorite player!
Official Viewing Party at GB Fish and Chips on Saturday: The official Rapids Away-Game Viewing Party for Saturday's match at New England will be held at GB Fish and Chips located at 1311 South Broadway in Denver. Specials for the Rapids game will include 75 cents off of any draft beer and 75 cent Pabst Blue Ribbons. Also purchase any food item and automatically be entered for a chance to win Rapids tickets to the next home game on April 19 versus San Jose. The viewing party is free and open to fans of all ages to attend so wear your Rapids jersey and come join other fans to watch the game live in a great soccer atmosphere on Saturday!

John DiRaimondo on 'From the Pitch' Tonight: Rapids midfielder John DiRaimondo will be the featured guest on tonight's "From the Pitch" radio show hosted by Rapids Alumni Player Marcelo Balboa. Fans can tune in live tonight starting at 6pm on KRCN 1060am or listen online via the internet by clicking here!
Rapids Youth Academy Update: The Rapids Academy teams will train Tuesday through Thursday this week in preparation for matches on Saturday and Sunday. On April 12 both the U16s and U18s will face LAFC at 1:00pm and 3:30pm respectively at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. On Sunday April 13 the clubs will face-off against Chivas USA with the U16s kicking off at 10:30 am and the U18s at 1:00 pm at DSGP.
Rapids Fieldside Seats Now Available: The Rapids have announced the return of the fan-favorite fieldside seats! Sit down on the field at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for all Rapids home games and see your favorite players up close from inches away. Fieldside seats are now available for the public to purchase for the first time in 2008. Not only do you get to sit down on the actual field level at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the entire match but you also get pre-game hospitality area offering food & drinks and fieldside seat holders also get first right of refusal to purchase seats for DSG Park concerts & special events. Get in the spotlight! Order your fieldside seats now and don't just be a spectator....be a part of the action! Details

Introducing the Kickback Program: The Rapids have introduced a brand new rewards program for their most loyal fans! It's the Rapids Kickback Card which fans can use at the stadium to bypass concession lines get express entry thru gates discounts at the team store and prizes from the Rapids. Get your Kickback Card today! Details
View The E-Brochure Win Fabulous Prizes: It's the Rapids' 13th MLS season…get an exclusive inside video look at the club for this year with the team's e-brochure. You can also enter to win a trip to a Rapids 2008 road game or win any of 100 pairs of tickets to a 2008 home game when you forward it to friends! View it NOW!

2008 Single Game Tickets on Sale: Rapids single game tickets are now available for purchase for any home game via phone by calling 1-866-461-6556 at the kiosks located inside every Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods store location or online at TicketHorse.com. Single game tickets start at just $12. The Rapids' 2008 single game schedule also welcomes the return of two fan-favorite ticket packages: the Rapids' Family Night packs and the Rapids Kids Night packs. Rapids Family Night and Rapids Kids Night packages can be purchased online by clicking here.

2008 Season Tickets on Sale: The Colorado Rapids are currently taking reservations for season tickets for the 2008 Rapids season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Fans can reserve their seats now and can pick from 3 options of either 18-game 9-game or 5-game packages. For more information to put down a deposit and to pick their seat location fans can click here.