Colorado Rapids release 2014 Regular Season Schedule

Season begins on March 9 at San Jose; home opener on March 22 vs Portland

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, November 25, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids have released their 2014 regular season schedule, announcing that the club will host 17 matches starting with the March 22 home opener against the Portland Timbers at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

All match dates and most kick-off times are announced below. Remaining kick-off times and local television information will be released in the coming months.

A special Holiday Pack is currently available by CLICKING HERE or calling 303-825-GOAL. The offer consists of tickets to the first three home matches of 2014 as well as an authentic 2013 Rapids burgundy jersey, starting at just $99.

Rapids 2014 Season Tickets, starting at just $238, are also on sale now by calling 303-825-GOAL or clicking here. Fans can also contact the Centennial 38 Supporters’ Group for special prices on Season Tickets in the unique supporters’ atmosphere in the Terrace at the north end of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and Section 108 on the east side of the stadium.

Colorado will open the 2014 season with road matches at San Jose and New York before returning home on March 22 for the home opener. Following with Rapids tradition, the club will again host a match on July 4, this time facing the Columbus Crew during the annual 4thFest Celebration. This occasion features one of the state’s largest fireworks displays, in addition to other special events.

After recapturing the Rocky Mountain Cup in 2013, Colorado will look to defend it in the August 2 grudge match against Real Salt Lake - the only home match for the Rapids in the three-game series.

Colorado will play a total of 34 matches against Major League Soccer’s other 18 clubs, with 17 at home and 17 on the road. The Rapids will face each Western Conference club three times and Eastern Conference opponents once during the regular season.

A total of eight Rapids matches will be broadcast on national television in the United States, with five on the NBC Sports Network, and four on Univisión networks (either Univisión Deportes or UniMás). There will also be a two-week break in the schedule in June during the group stage of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Rapids will open preseason camp in late January of 2014, and have already scheduled a series of exhibition matches as part of the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz. For more information on the club, or to purchase 2014 season tickets, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.