COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Are you ready for the excitement to begin? Your Colorado Rapids kick off their 13th MLS season this Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park as they host the Los Angeles Galaxy!
(To watch excluisve Rapids All Access video of Colorado players and coaches previewing the match click here)!
The Rapids will look to continue their dominance over the Galaxy in Colorado. The Rapids are 14-7-3 all time vs. LA in the Mile High City and last season the Rapids went 2-1-0 vs. LA on the year winning both matches played at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids haven't lost a regular season game to Los Angeles at home since July of 2002.
Colorado has only lost to the Galaxy twice since September 10 2005 in the regular season. When the Galaxy scored against the Rapids on September 8 of last year it snapped a 589-minute shutout streak for Colorado.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday the Rapids' first home game of the regular season. Stadium gates will open at 6:30pm and fans can look forward to the Rapids Soccer Celebration with interactive booths and music taking place on the south end of the stadium by the Cantina starting at 5:30pm.
Despite midweek international matches taking place on Wednesday players on international duty (David Beckham - England and Landon Donovan - USA) are scheduled to be back in America by the end of the week and ready for Saturday's match.
Limited amounts of tickets are still available for Saturday's game; if you haven't already purchased your tickets to the match you had better hurry before they sell out! 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:
-Kickback Cards Fully Operational: Saturday's game marks the first time that Rapids Kickback Card holders can use their Burgundy Blue or Onyx Kickback Cards at Dick's Sporting Goods Park! Kickback Cards can be used to bypass concession lines gain express entry through the stadium gates get discounts at the Rapids Team Store and accumulate points for Rapids prizes! To find out how you can get your Rapids Kickback Card click here!
-Fieldside Seats Debut at Stadium: Saturday's game also marks the first time at Dick's Sporting Gods Park that Rapids fans can sit down on the pitch during the game with the introduction of Rapids Fieldside seats! Fans can sit inches from the players in special seating behind the East fieldboards; fieldside seat holders also get exclusive access to the Pitch Club a VIP tent serving food and beverages down on the North end of the field. To find out how you can put yourself in the action with Fieldside Seats click here!
-It's Rapids Opening Day! Don't miss one of the biggest events on Colorado's sports & entertainment calendar this year as your Rapids face off against the LA Galaxy on Opening Day! Spring is here and soccer's in the air...be a part of the action and get to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for Opening Day!