Rapids history in first meeting against MLS opponents

Colorado host the expansion Montreal Impact on Saturday, May 26 at DSG Park

Torsten Fringes vs Davy Arnaud

Photo Credit: 
Charles William / Impact de Montréal

When the Colorado Rapids host the expansion Montreal Impact on Saturday, May 26 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (7 pm MT, TICKETS), it will be the 20th team they've faced in an MLS regular season game since 1996.

All-time, Colorado are 6-11-2 in the first-ever meeting against an MLS opponent, and 14-4-1 in the first home game against the 19 other MLS sides.

Since MLS began expanding in 1998 with the addition of Chicago and Miami (since contracted), the Rapids are 4-4-2 all-time in the first meeting against expansion teams. And, they are 8-1-1 in their first home game versus expansion teams. The only home loss was on March 29, 2006 to Houston, which was technically an expansion side after having relocated from San Jose.

FIRST EVER GAMES AGAINST MLS OPPONENTS:

  • April 13, 1996: COL 0, KC 3 (Arrowhead Stadium)
  • April 21, 1996: COL 3, DAL 1 (Mile High Stadium)
  • May 5, 1996: COL 1, SJ 3 (Spartan Stadium)
  • May 11, 1996: COL 1, Tampa Bay 2 (Mile High Stadium)
  • May 16, 1996: COL 0, NY 3 (Giants Stadium)
  • May 19, 1996: COL 4, CLB 2 (Ohio Stadium)
  • May 25, 1996: COL 2, NE 3 (shootout win; Foxboro Stadium)
  • June 6, 1996: COL 2, DC 3 (shootout win; Mile High Stadium)
  • June 26, 1996: COL 1, LA 3 (Rose Bowl)
  • April 25, 1998: COL 5, CHI 4 (shootout win; Mile High Stadium)
  • May 2, 1998: COL 2, Miami 3 (Lockhart Stadium)
  • April 16, 2005: COL 0, RSL 1 (Rice Eccles Stadium)
  • May 14, 2005: COL 2, CHV 1 (Invesco Field at Mile High)
  • April 2, 2006: COL 2, HOU 5 (Robertson Stadium)
  • June 2, 2007: COL 1, TOR 2 (BMO Field)
  • May 23, 2009: COL 2, SEA 2 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • August 14, 2010: COL 1, PHI 1 (PPL Park)
  • March 19, 2011: COL 3, POR 1 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • July 9, 2011: COL 2, VAN 1 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

FIRST HOME GAMES AGAINST MLS OPPONENTS:

  • April 21, 1996: COL 3, DAL 1 (Mile High Stadium)
  • May 5, 1996: COL 4, KC 0 (Mile High Stadium)
  • May 11, 1996: COL 1, Tampa Bay 2 (Mile High Stadium)
  • June 6, 1996: COL 2, DC 3 (shootout win; Mile High Stadium)
  • June 30, 1996: COL 2, LA 1 (Mile High Stadium)
  • July 4, 1996: COL 2, NY 1 (Mile High Stadium)
  • July 7, 1996: COL 2, CLB 1 (Mile High Stadium)
  • July 17, 1996: COL 1, SJ 2 (Mile High Stadium)
  • July 24, 1996: COL 2, NE 0 (Mile High Stadium)
  • April 25, 1998: COL 5, CHI 4 (shootout win; Mile High Stadium)
  • May 28, 1998: COL 3, MIA 0 (Mile High Stadium)
  • May 14, 2005: COL 2, CHV 1 (Invesco Field at Mile High)
  • September 21, 2005: COL 2, RSL 0 (Invesco Field at Mile High)
  • April 26, 2006: COL 0, HOU 1 (Invesco Field at Mile High)
  • October 7, 2007: COL 1, TOR 0 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • May 23, 2009: COL 2, SEA 2 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • September 29, 2010: COL 4, PHI 1 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • March 19, 2011: COL 3, POR 1 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)
  • July 9, 2011: COL 2, VAN 1 (Dick's Sporting Goods Park)

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