COMMERCE CITY COLO. (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids are preparing to host ex-Rapids midfielder Christian Gomez and the rest of D.C. United as they come to town this Saturday for the only time during the 2009 season.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm MT this Saturday June 20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
This will be the first encounter this year between the two sides.
DC come to town holding down the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-2-8 for 23 points.
Your Rapids having played 4 fewer games on the season thus far than D.C. currently occupy the #4 spot in the West with a record of 4-2-5 for 17 points.
This Saturday your Rapids will look to add to their current 6-game unbeaten streak as well as continue their perfect play at home. Colorado hold a flawless 2-0-2 record so far this season in matches played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
This will be the only match between these two clubs to take place in Colorado this season. The Rapids will play the second match in the yearly series at RFK stadium next month on July 18.
Colorado are 10-14-6 all time vs. D.C. but hold an 8-5-2 home record vs. the Black and Red the only opponent the Rapids have ever faced in the MLS Cup.
The Rapids also have not lost to D.C. United at home in their last nine meetings. The last time D.C. United won a road match in this series was on May 6 2000.
This Saturday night's game will be broadcast in Colorado on Altitude. Calling the game for Altitude will be Norm Jones (play-by-play) Cory Lopez (color) and Peter Ruttgaizer (sidelines).
Tickets are still available for Saturday's game; if you haven't already purchased your tickets to the match now's the time to act! Fans can buy tickets online at the TicketHorse official website by clicking 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!
GAME PROMOTIONS FOR SATURDAY'S HOME MATCH:
-2009 Festival of Women: Get to the stadium early on Saturday to attendthe 2009 Festival of Women which will take place on the concourse starting at 3:00pm! Featuring all kinds of women-owned organizations businesses vendors booths live bands guest speakers and more the Festival of Women is a celebration the women in your family won't want to miss! Entry to the festival is free with your Rapids game ticket. Details
-"Rapids & Rugby Pack": The Rapids are offering fans the chance to attend an entire weekend of world-class international sports with the Rapids & Rugby Pack! This ticket pack gives you one ticket to the Rapids vs. DC United match on Saturday as well as a ticket to the tripleheader international rugby finals of the Churchill Cup taking place inside the stadium this Sunday! Don't miss your chance to attend both days of action at Dick's Sporting Goods Park starting at only $50! Details
-Rapids Mighty Mo Pack: The Rapids are again offering fans a fantastic value to be able to attend the game and feed themselves all for one low price! For Saturday's game pick up the "Rapids Mighty Mo Pack