Results: Colorado's first 17 Home Openers

The Rapids are 11-2-4 all-time in the first home match of the year; on 9-game undefeated streak

Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 21, 2012

Photo Credit: 
Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

Saturday's opener at FC Dallas was the earliest match in the club's history and 13th time the club has started a season on the road. Next week, the Rapids make the season debut at Dick's Sporting Goods Park when they host the Philadelphia Union on March 9 at 4 p.m. MT.

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Although only kicking off a season five times at home (4-1-0), the Rapids have an impressive 11-2-4 all-time combined record in the first home match of each season, and are riding a nine-game undefeated streak. The last time the Rapids lost a home opener was on April 12, 2003, a 2-1 defeat to San Jose.

Here are the results of the club's first 17 home openers (white box indicates it was also the season opener)

DATE

Opponent Results Attendance Goal Scorers
4/21/96 Dallas W 3-1 21,711 COL: Balboa (48,64) Bartlett (57); DAL: Kerr (59)
4/5/97 Columbus W 2-0

15,325

COL: Wegerle (24) Harris (59)

4/4/98 Los Angeles L 0-1

19,252

LA: Mello (28)

4/10/99 Miami W 4-1 15,592

COL: own goal (48) Harris (49,77) Dely Valdes (62); MIA: Serna (54)

4/8/00 Tampa Bay

W 1-0

17,105

COL: DiGiamarino (74)

4/14/01 MetroStars T 1-1 (OT)

18,495

NY: Alvarez (19); COL: Balboa (83)

3/30/02 San Jose

W 1-0

25,010

COL: Chung (4)

4/12/03 San Jose

L 1-2

20,816

COL: Roberts (46); SJ: Ching (0:53) Dunivant (22)

4/17/04 Los Angeles

T 1-1

13,417

COL: Jean Philippe (9); LA: Ruiz (20)

4/9/05 Dallas T 0-0

9,253

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4/8/06 Columbus W 3-1

12,124

COL: Kirovski (34) Beckerman (50) Noel (67); CLB: Marshall (10)

4/7/07 D.C. United

W 2-1

18,086

COL: Gomez (19) Brown (35); DC: Emilio (79)

3/29/08 Los Angeles W 4-0

18,713

COL: Cooke (10) C. Gomez (59) Cummings (66) Clark (80)

3/28/09 Kansas City W 2-1

11,885

COL: Cooke (65) Cummings (74); KC: Kraus (69)
4/3/10 Chicago T 2-2

11,641

COL: Cummings (13) Casey (41); CHI: John (26) McBride (51)

3/19/11 Portland W 3-1

17,139

COL: Larentowicz (8) Cummings (29) Smith (30); POR: Cooper (80)

3/10/12 Columbus W 2-0

14,746

COL: Moor (44) Amarikwa (89)

3/9/13 Philadelphia