Results: Colorado's first 17 Season Openers

The Rapids are 5-10-2 in the first match of the season all-time, 12 of those on the road

The Colorado Rapids are slated to open the 2013 season on March 2 at FC Dallas, making it the earliest match in the club's history. Previous, the earliest the Rapids ever kicked off a season was last year, when on March 10, 2012 the Burgundy Boys defeated the Columbus Crew 2-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

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  • Colorado are 5-10-2 all time in the first game of a season, including 1-9-2 when opening on the road (grey, below) and 4-1-0 when beginning at home (white, below).
  • On the first road game of the year (including non season openers), Colorado are 3-12-2.
  • On the first home game of a year (including non season openers), Colorado are 11-2-4 and are riding a nine-game undefeated streak (6-0-3).
  • In March games, the Rapids are 10-7-1 all-time, including 4-7-1 on the road and 5-0-0 at home. Since the 2002 season, Colorado are a combined 8-2-1 in March games.

DATE

Opponent Results Attendance Goal Scorers
4/13/96 at Kansas City

L 0-3

21,141

KC: Takawira (71,83) Klopas (77)

3/29/97 at Columbus L 1-2

14,485

COL: Trittschuh (39); CLB: Marino (79)

3/21/98 at Dallas

L 1-2 (SO)

11,103

COL: Bravo (27); DAL: Washington (37). Dallas won the shoot out 2-1.

3/20/99 at Los Angeles L 1-2 17,343

LA: Mathis (14); COL: Paule (34). LA won the shoot out 3-1.

3/18/00 at Los Angeles

L 1-2

24,831

LA: Jones (60); Vanney (74 pk); COL: Bravo (64 pk)

4/7/01 at Miami L1-2

10,411

COL: Spencer (50); MIA: Pineda Chacon (68, 72)

3/23/02 at Kansas City

T 1-1 (OT)

11,769

COL: Henderson (16); KC: Brown (78)

4/12/03 San Jose

L 1-2

20,816

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

4/3/04 at Dallas

T 1-1

7,359

COL: Spencer (36); DAL: Rhine (75)

4/2/05 at Kansas City

L 2-3

13,484

COL: Cunningham (54) Chung (81); KC: Wolff (34) Jewsbury (40) Klein (61)

4/2/06 at Houston

L 2-5

25,462

COL: Beckerman (14) Kirovski (52); HOU: Ching (13,37,44,72) Moreno (92+)

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)

3/21/09 at Chivas USA

L 1-2

16,453

COL: Cummings (30); CHV: Nagamura (55,59)

3/26/10 at Chivas USA W 1-0

18,658

COL: Cummings (55)

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)

3/2/13 at Dallas