Rapids Weekly Team Update

COMMERCE CITY CO (9/11/07) - Coming off a dissappointing loss to the worst team in the league the LA Galaxy this week your Rapids are set to have five training sessions (four open to the public) before taking on Chivas USA this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

In their last match your Rapids weren't able to knock off the reeling Galaxy and fell 3-1 to their Western Conference rivals. Mehdi Ballouchy pulled one back for the Rapids his first career goal for the Burgundy & Blue but it wasn't enough.

Your Rapids will look to return to the friendly confines of their home stadium on Sunday where they are currently riding a three-game win streak.
NEXT MATCH
Chivas USA at Colorado Rapids this Sunday Sept. 16
Kickoff: 1:00pm MT
TV: Altitude
Radi KNRV 1150am La Buena Onda
LAST MATCH
Rapids 1 LA Galaxy 3
Sat. Sept. 8 at Home Depot Center
UPDATES FROM THE RAPIDS' TRAINING ROOM
Pablo Mastroeni and Conor Casey both returned to practice on Tuesday after sitting out all of last week and the game against the Galaxy. Pablo is still recovering from an illness that has sidelined him since the game vs. the Crew and Conor's swollen knee kept him out of the game vs. LA last weekend.
Bouna Coundoul who suffered an abdominal contusion that forced him to leave Saturday’s game vs. LA also returned to training today and should be ready to go on Sunday.

Defender Dan Gargan is out for the rest of the season after tearing his right ACL in the match against the New England Revolution on August 16. Gargan underwent successful surgery to repair the knee on Wednesday August 29 and is currently recovering. He will be off crutches before the end of this week and will look to take to the exercise bike soon as his next step in rehabilitation.
Rapids Injury Report as of 9/11/07
Out: Dan Gargan (R ACL tear)
Doubtful: None
Questionable: Conor Casey (R Knee Swelling); Pablo Mastroeni (Illness); Brandon Prideaux (L Hamstring Strain)
Probable: Facundo Erpen (R Ankle Sprain); Omar Cummings (L Shoulder Separation)
WEEKLY TEAM NOTES
Reserves Update: The Colorado Rapids Reserves continued their winning ways by defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves 4-0 on Sunday to improve their record to 6-0-3. Justin Hughes got the shutout as Jose Cancela Stephen Keel Niko Hernandez and Jacob Peterson scored the goals. The Reserves will be back in action when they take on the Toronto FC Reserves on October 7 on the backend of a doubleheader with the first team at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Fans holding tickets to the Rapids game will be able to stay for free for the reserve game.
Rocky Mountain News Family Night Package: Sunday's game features the Rocky Mountain News Family Night package: fans can get 4 tickets 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas starting at only $69! Don't miss this unbeatably affordable way to feed your whole family and also get tickets the game! To order your Family Night package for this game call the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL or click here!

El Grito Celebrations: Sunday is "El Grito