COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) – Your Colorado Rapids return to MLS action after a bye weekend in league play as they travel to the Lone Star State for a critical match at FC Dallas this Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 6:30pm MT this Saturday October 17th at Pizza Hut Park and the match will be televised on Altitude-2. To find out what channel Altitude-2 is in your area click here.
Saturday's game will feature a marquee match-up of the 2 leading candidates for the MLS Golden Boot Award going head-to-head. Rapids striker Conor Casey who just had a landmark game for the US National Team on Saturday faces off against ex-Rapids striker Jeff Cunningham who temporarily leads in the race for the league's scoring championship by 1 goal over Casey.
Cunningham has scored 17 goals in 26 matches this season while Casey has notched 16 in just 22 matches played. For the full MLS Golden Boot standings click here.
This is the third and final match in the regular season series between Colorado and Dallas; the two sides tied 1-1 on June 24 and the Rapids defeated Dallas 1-0 on July 11 with both prior matches this year having been played at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Rapids are coming off a bye weekend in MLS action. Colorado (10-8-10 40 pts) are holding down the #5 spot in the West. For the moment the Rapids hold onto one of the four wildcard positions in the playoff race (click here for the most current MLS Cup Playoffs race scenarios).
Dallas (10-12-6 36 pts) are looking up at Colorado in the standings and are desperate to make a final push to jump into the playoff race coming from their current sixth place spot in the West.
The Rapids hold a 17-23-8 all-time record against Dallas in 14 years of competition. Colorado will look to build upon their unenviable 5-16-3 road record when playing at Dallas this Saturday.
Saturday's match will be televised on Altitude-2 with Cory Lopez and Marcelo Balboa calling the action. To find out what channel Altitude 2 is in your area click here.
For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes head-to-head stats and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!
RAPIDS OFFICIAL AWAY-GAME VIEWING PARTY DETAILS FOR THIS MATCH:
WHERE:Sobo 151 located at 151 South Broadway in Denver
WHEN: This Saturday Oct. 17; kickoff is at 6:30pm MT. Get there early to reserve a seat!
WHO: Open and free for fans of all ages to attend!
The Rapids look forward to seeing all fans for the official away-game viewing party! Don't forget to wear your burgundy!