Colorado Rapids U.S. Open Cup results from 1996-2012

Rapids have played 26 of 30 Open Cup and Qualifiers away from Colorado, including 10 straight

In 2012 the U.S. Soccer Federation included all Division I, II, and III professional clubs in the U.S. Open Cup proper for the first time ever. The Division I field included all 16 U.S.-based Major League Soccer teams, which was the first time since 2006 that all Division I teams took part in the nation's oldest soccer tournament.

For the Colorado Rapids, 2012 was the club's first time back in the tournament since 2007. Over the previous four years, the Rapids had failed to advance past the Open Cup Qualifying rounds.

The 2013 tournament features 68 teams, an increase from the 64 that competed last year, marking the largest field in the modern era (1995-present). This year also marks the second-consecutive year in which all U.S.-based pro teams will participate in the tournament proper. MLS teams enter in the third round on May 27-28. Home teams throughout the entire tournament will be determined by random selection, with the exception of the semifinals and finals, which are determined by a coin flip.

The Rapids have only hosted four of 30 combined Open Cup and Open Cup Qualifying matches since 1996 and have played 10 straight on the road since a 3-1 win over the Carolina Victory in the 3rd Round of the tournament on July 10, 2007 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

All-Time Colorado Rapids Open Cup Results (9-12-0)
Date Round Opponent Result
09/15/1996 QF at Kansas City Wizards W 3-2
10/12/1996 SF at Rochester Rhinos (A-League) L 0-3
07/20/1997 3rd at Chicago Stingers (D3 Pro) L 1-2
07/13/1999 3rd Seattle Sounders (A-League) W 1-0
08/13/1999 QF at Tampa Bay Mutiny W 1-0
09/01/1999 SF at ^Charleston Battery (A-League) W 3-0
09/14/1999 F *Rochester Rhinos (A-League) L 0-2
06/14/2000 2nd at Richmond Kickers (A-League) L 0-3
06/27/2001 2nd at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) L 0-2
07/17/2002 3rd at Charleston Battery (A-League) W 1-0 (OT)
08/07/2002 QF at Dallas Burn L 0-1 (OT)
08/05/2003 4th +Kansas City Wizards W 3-2
08/27/2003 QF at Chicago Fire L 1-2
07/20/2004 4th at Dallas Burn L 0-3
08/03/2005 4th at Minnesota Thunder (USL-1) L 1-4
08/02/2006 4th at Real Salt Lake W 1-0
08/23/2006 QF at LA Galaxy L 1-3 (OT)
07/10/2007 3rd California Victory (USL-1) W 3-1
08/07/2007 QF at Seattle Sounders (USL-1) L 0-5
05/29/2012 3rd at Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) W 3-1
06/05/2012 4th at Sporting KC L 0-2

^ at Virginia Beach, VA            * at Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH      + at NAAC, Arvada, CO

All-Time Colorado Rapids U.S. Open Cup Qualifier Results (4-5-0)
Date . Opponent Result
05/02/1998 Q * at Miami Fusion L 2-3
05/23/2007 Q 2 Real Salt Lake W 2-1
05/27/2008 Q 2 at LA Galaxy W 1-0
06/04/2008 Q 3 at Kansas City Wizards L 2-2 (3-5 pen)
04/07/2009 Q 2 at LA Galaxy W 0-0 (4-2 pen)
05/26/2009 Q 3 at Seattle Sounders FC L 0-1
04/13/2010 Q 2 at Kansas City Wizards W 2-1
05/26/2010 Q 3 at NY Red Bulls L 0-3
03/31/2011 Q 2 at Chicago Fire L 1-2

*MLS regular season game doubled as Qualifier this year. Rapids home games played at stadium at the time other than 2003. Away stadium in state of opponent unless noted.

All teams MLS unless otherwise noted.