COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your red-hot Colorado Rapids are looking to take another big step towards securing a spot in the postseason as they host the 2-time defending MLS Champion Houston Dynamo this Saturday night.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm this Saturday October 4th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
To watch exclusive free video of Rapids players and coaches previewing Saturday's match in Rapids All Access click here!
Saturday's match is Colorado's second-to-last regular season home game of 2008 and a victory vs. Houston on Saturday would go a long way toward your Rapids' push toward the playoffs.
The Rapids look forward to seeing all fans out as the 12th man at Saturday's all-important match! Don't forget to wear your burgundy to support the home side in true Rapids supporter fashion! Need to gear up? Visit the Rapids' Online Team Store!
Colorado (10-12-4 34 points 3rd in the West) are coming into Saturday's match after an explosive 5-4 win over New York on the road last Saturday (match recap and video highlights). Houston (10-5-10 40 points 1st in the West) are coming into Denver after a 1-1 draw at Toronto last weekend.
Saturday's game also features several match promotions; for full details on all the special offers and events taking place Saturday see the bottom of this page.
Your Rapids will look to improve their record against the Dynamo when playing in Colorad they hold a even 2-2-1 all-time record against Houston when playing them in the Centennial State.
The Rapids will be looking for their first victory against Houston this year; the Rapids are 0-1-1 in the 2008 season series vs. the Dynamo drawing them 0-0 on June 21 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and dropping a 2-1 decision to them on May 10 at Robertson Stadium.
In their push towards the playoffs your Rapids are currently occupying third place and the final guaranteed playoff spot in the Western Conference tied with Real Salt Lake but Colorado hold the tie-breaker over RSL due to their advantage in goal differential.
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!
Don't have tickets to the game yet? Tickets are still on sale for the match; purchase yours online by clicking here!
RAPIDS GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS MATCH:
RAPIDS OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION!: Get to the stadium early on Saturday to celebrate with the Rapids' annual Oktoberfest party! Starting 2 hours prior to kickoff in a specially-constructed Rapids Beer Hall outside the Stadium Cantina on the south end of the stadium fans of all ages can experience live bands performers and authentic food and drink from 5:30-7:30pm! Entry to the Rapids' Oktoberfest is free with your game ticket! Details
RAPIDS KIDS NIGHT PRESENTED BY STATE FARM!: Don't let your kids miss their last chance to catch a 2008 Rapids home game for FREE! This Saturday's game is the final 2008 Rapids Kids Night promotion presented by State Farm. That means that all kids 16 & under can get a FREE ticket to the game with every purchase of an adult ticket! Take advantage of this unbeatable offer now and order your Oct. 4 Kids Night tickets by clicking here!
FINAL K.T.C.L. FREELOADER NIGHT!: Saturday's match is also the final Rapids KTCL Freeloader game of the year! The first 93 card-carrying Area93.com members to flash their card at the KTCL 93.3fm tent located outside the south end of the stadium starting at 6:30pm on Saturday can score free tickets to the game! Details
RAPIDS ROCK THE VOTE!: Your Colorado Rapids are joining forces with Rock the Vote this Saturday to encourage all Colorado soccer fans to register to vote for this fall’s elections! Rock the Vote will be on-site at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Saturday taking voter registrations in advance of the voter registration deadline which is Monday October 6th. Details
GET A RAPIDS JERSEY FOR 30% OFF!: Your Rapids have started their push towards the playoffs and to help all fans cheer on the club in true supporter fashion the Rapids are offering this great deal at Saturday's game: get 30% off jerseys in the Rapids team store Altitude Authentics! You can get an unbelievable 30% off youth and adult replica jerseys on Saturday (not valid on hero or practice jerseys). This "Merch of the Match" special deal is for Saturday's game only so make sure to stop by the team store at the stadium to get your Rapids burgundy home jersey in time to help propel your Rapids toward the playoffs!
RAPIDS FOOD DRIVE: Help the Rapids feed the needy! The Rapids will be collecting non-perishable food items prior to Saturday's match from 6:30-7:30pm outside of Gates B and G. All donations will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. Every fan who donates food or canned goods will receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket offer for the Rapids' final regular season game of the year vs. Real Salt Lake on Saturday October 25!
TRY OUT THE RAPIDS' "PREMIUM SAMPLER": Have you always wanted to live the high life but haven't had the means to do so? Well the Rapids have a great offer just for you! The club is giving fans the chance to take a tour around Dick's Sporting Goods Park to catch the Rapids in action from each of the best seats in the house: suite club and fieldside! It's your chance to live like a king for a fraction of the price! For details on this incredible deal click here!