Rocky Mtn. Rumble Tonight as Rapids Host Salt Lake at 7pm!

COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - The Colorado Rapids will host Real Salt Lake in a US Open Cup qualifier on May 23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The match will feature specially-priced general admission seating with tickets priced at just $10 for adults and $5 for kids 16 and under.
Adult Colorado Rapids season ticket holders can purchase tickets for a specially-discounted price of only $7.
For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!
Tickets are available at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office at kiosks at Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods locations or online at TicketHorse by clicking here.
Colorado Rapids season ticket holders should call (303) 825-GOAL to get their specially-priced tickets.
Dating back to 1914 the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest sports competition in the United States and is among the oldest in the world. Open to all amateur and professional teams in the United States the annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an 87-year-old single-elimination tournament.
In a nutshell the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is very similar to domestic cup competitions popular throughout Europe South America and the rest of the world. Cup competitions which usually run simultaneously with a country's league season are open in the early stages to any club that can qualify giving local amateur teams a chance to compete against the best teams a country has to offer.
In 1996 D.C. United became the first MLS team to capture the title defeating the Rochester Raging Rhinos 3-0 in the final. The Dallas Burn followed suit in 1997 denying United back-to-back titles with a 1-0 win over D.C. in penalty kicks in the championship game. In 1998 it was the expansion Chicago Fire capturing the trophy defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1 in extra time. Since then a variety of teams have conquered the Cup including A-League teams.
The 87-year-old Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament was renamed in 1999 to honor Lamar Hunt the long-time soccer pioneer and former owner of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wizards who passed away in 2006.
Colorado Rapids All-Time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup history and results:
1996: Advanced to semifinal round
Defeated: Kansas City Wizards (3-2)
Lost t Rochester Raging Rhinos (0-3)
1997: Lost in third round
Lost t Chicago Stingers (1-2)
1998: Lost in qualification round
Lost to Miami Fusion (2-3)
1999: Advanced to championship game
Defeated: Seattle Sounders (1-0) Tampa Bay Mutiny (1-0) Charleston Battery (3-0)
Lost t Rochester Raging Rhinos (0-2)
2000: Lost in third round
Lost t Richmond Kickers (0-3)
2001: Lost in third round
Lost t Pittsburgh Riverhounds (0-2)
2002: Advanced to quarterfinal round
Defeated: Charleston Battery (1-0)
Lost t Dallas Burn (0-1)
2003: Advance to quarterfinal round
Defeated: Kansas City Wizards (3-2)
Lost t Chicago Fire (1-2)
2004: Lost in fourth round
Lost t Dallas Burn (0-3)
2005: Lost in fourth round
Lost t Minnesota Thunder (1-4)
2006: Advanced to quarterfinal round
Defeated: Real Salt Lake (1-0)
Lost t LA Galaxy (3-1)