A Win & We're In This Saturday Night!

ColoradoRapids.com - The Rapids' final home regular season match of 2008 will take place this Saturday October 25th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park vs. arch-rivals Real Salt Lake.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm this Saturday and the match will only be televised via HDNet.
In addition to being the last regular season home game this year at Dick's Sporting Goods Park your Rapids have their final shot at securing a playoff spot can win the Rocky Mountain Cup competition and will be playing on the club's annual Fan Appreciation Night with several promotions taking place all night long at the stadium!
A WIN & WE'RE IN!
The Rapids are calling the entire Colorado soccer community to turn out in force this Saturday night! Wear your burgundy Rapids gear to the game to cheer on the Rapids and be the 12th man to give them that home field advantage! Together We Rise. Colorado will clinch a playoff spot on Saturday with a victory; a loss or tie to RSL would mean the end of the season for the Rapids. For full details on all the standings and possible playoff scenarios click here!
THE MATCH ITSELF: RAPIDS VS. REAL SALT LAKE
This will be the third and final regular season match of 2008 between the Rapids and Real Salt Lake. The season series is tied dead even with both clubs posting 2-0 wins in their previous encounters. For the full preview of Saturday's match including projected lineups the latest injury report miscellaneous game notes broadcast information head-to-head stats and more visit the Rapids MatchUp Page by clicking here!
TICKETS STILL ON SALE FOR SATURDAY!
Tickets are selling quickly for this Saturday's match but are still available while supplies last! Don't miss out on the most pivotal game of the year! Get your match tickets today by calling the Rapids Ticket Hotline at (303) 825-GOAL or to purchase them online click here!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUP CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Saturday's clash will reveal which club will claim superiority over the Rocky Mountain Region for the next year as the winner of the Rocky Mountain Cup competition will be decided on Saturday. Both teams are even in the standings and the winner of Saturday's game will take home the cup. Be sure to stay around after the end of the match for the trophy presentation!
For full details on the standings history rules and results of the Cup visit the official website of the Rocky Mountain Cup competition www.RockyMountainCup.com
ROCKY MOUNTAIN MAYORAL CHALLENGE
As part of the excitement leading up to Saturday's winner-take-all match Mayor Paul Natale of Commerce City and Mayor Tom Dolan of Sandy UT have engaged in a city vs. city challenge! With the pride of both teams' home cities on the line each has agreed to a friendly wager: the mayor of whichever team loses the game agrees to wear the opposing team's jersey for an entire day as well as in an upcoming City Council session.
Mayor Natale issued this salvo today from his office in Colorad "I've called Mayor Dolan's office in Sandy Utah and let him know we have a jersey just his size to wear after the Rapids win...it has a number 2 on it for second place. Real's fans will cry another Salt Lake when they lose this match Saturday to the Rapids."
GOT YOUR BURGUNDY?
Together We Rise! Are you doing all you can to help propel your Rapids into the 2008 MLS Playoffs? The Rapids are calling on all fans to wear burgundy to Saturday's match! Be the 12th Man and come ready to support your hometown Rapids Saturday night! Running short on burgundy? Gear up for the biggest event of the year at the Rapids' Official Team Store by clicking here!
IT'S FREE SOCCER BALL NIGHT!
The fan-favorite Rapids promotion is back! This Saturday it's the club's Free Soccer Ball Night presented by State Farm! The first 2000 kids 16 & under into the stadium will receive a size 5 soccer ball courtesy of State Farm! Get there early to ensure your kids get this unbeatable giveaway; stadium gates will open at exactly 6:30pm!
IT'S ALSO FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT!
Saturday's event is the club's annual Fan Appreciation Night! The Rapids have prepared a number of giveaways all night on Saturday! Every 10 minutes during the game different parts of the stadium will win free giveaways and prizes all night long! It's the club's way of thanking all our great fans for their support all season long with free gifts from the team and our sponsors all night long!
KICK OR TREAT AROUND THE CONCOURSE
Don't miss the most "spook-tacular" event of the fall season! It's the Rapids' "Kick Or Treat" Halloween celebration at Saturday's game! Kids who wear costumes to the game will get a bag to trick or treat at all the booths around the concourse and one lucky fan will win the Rapids' costume contest! All full season ticket holders are also invited to an exclusive pre-game VIP Halloween party inside the stadium! For more details call (303) 727-3414.
FIFA '09 PREGAME VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT
Want to be the first to try out the brand-new FIFA '09 video game? Think you've got the skills to be a video game champion? Then register for the Rapids' pregame FIFA '09 tournament taking place in the stadium Cantina before Saturday's match! The entry fee is only $20 and includes 2 guaranteed FIFA '09 matches on the Cantina's plasma TV's against other fans a Rapids game ticket prizes and more! Spots are limited and you must pre-register by this Friday at 5:00pm! The only way you can sign up is to register online so do it before Friday by clicking here!
HELP FANS CREATE A RAPIDS LICENSE PLATE
Be a part of history! Support the petition to help create customized Colorado Rapids license plates for fans! It's a concerted effort by a group of dedicated Rapids fans and they need 3000 signatures. Stop by the booth atop section 107 on the concourse at the game to sign the petition. Be a part of the dream and a part of history by supporting the petition!
RAPIDS FOUNDATION CHARITY GARAGE SALE
The Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation will hold a garage sale at their table atop section 129 on Saturday night through the 80th minute. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund. Several unique items available for purchase to the public will include: Rapids beer steins Rapids t-shirts soccer balls autographed items and other team gear! Stop by the Garage Sale at the game or for more information contact the Rapids Foundation at 303-727-3572.
2008 RAPIDS PLAYER AWARDS
At halftime of Saturday's match the Rapids will unveil the winners of this year's Colorado Rapids player awards with video acceptance speeches from each player! Find out which players will win the 2008 Rapids Team MVP Defender of the Year Most Improved Player and more! For the full list of the award categories up for grabs and descriptions of each click here!
JERSEYS OFF THE PLAYERS' BACKS
As part of the Rapids' Fan Appreciation Night celebrations 29 lucky fans are getting the chance to come down on to the field following the game and walk away with the jerseys right off the Rapids players' backs! Make sure to stick around after the game for this exciting promotion!
The Colorado Rapids thank fans for their tremendous support all season long and we'll see you for Fan Appreciation Night at the Rapids' final regular season game of 2008 this Saturday!