COMMERCE CITY CO (2/26/08) - The Colorado Rapids practiced at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the first time in 17 days after returning this weekend from their preseason trip to Florida.
After a quick turnaround the team is taking off on Thursday for London where they will train at the grounds of partner club Arsenal FC till March 8.
In the meantime the team will continue to work as a group to be fully ready for the season opener against the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 29 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Be sure to check back in with ColoradoRapids.com every Tuesday for continued updates from spring training!
Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire
Sat. Mar. 22
4:30 p.m. MT
M&F Bank Stadium
Freedom Ridge Park in Jackson Miss.
LATEST INJURY UPDATES
Mehdi Ballouchy (hamstring) Conor Casey (knee) Ugo Ihemelu (hip) Pablo Mastroeni (abdominal) and Mike Petke (ankle) all continued their rehab with the trainers in order to get back on the pitch.
TODAY'S QUOTES FROM TRAINING
Today's quote comes from midfielder Christian Gomez on getting adjusted to life in Colorad
"I have been very well received from everyone. The fans players and staff have been great to me. I am looking forward to seeing more of Denver and of Colorado. It is a beautiful city. After the press conference I had to return to D.C. then I was with the team in Florida training so I have been very busy. I am looking forward to seeing more. I am excited to be here and excited to be a part of the Rapids."
WEEKLY TEAM NOTES
2008 Single Game Tickets on Sale: Rapids single game tickets are now available for purchase for any home game via phone by calling 1-866-461-6556 at the kiosks located inside every Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods store location or online at TicketHorse.com. Single game tickets start at just $12. The Rapids' 2008 single game schedule also welcomes the return of two fan-favorite ticket packages: the Rapids' Family Night packs and the Rapids Kids Night packs. Rapids Family Night and Rapids Kids Night packages can be purchased online by clicking here.
Head Coach on 'From the Pitch' Tonight: Head coach Fernando Clavijo will be a featured guest on tonight's show giving the lastest team updates and insight into the Rapids upcoming trip to London this week. Fans can tune in live tonight starting at 6pm on KRCN 1060am or listen online via the internet by clicking here!
Rapids Schedule Change: Due to scheduling conflicts the Rapids' previously scheduled home game on Saturday June 14 versus Toronto FC has now been moved to an away contest at BMO Field with a 5pm MT kickoff. Conversely Colorado’s previously scheduled road game against Toronto FC on August 9 is now a home match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with kickoff at 2pm MT.
The Rapids Six Pack: Pure Refreshment! The Colorado Rapids are offering a brand new package: The Rapids Six Pack! Don't miss your chance to guarantee your spot at Opening Day vs. the LA Galaxy plus get 5 other Rapids home games and a free lift ticket to Winter Park or Copper Mountain! It's the Rapids 6-Pack starting at only $129! Order the Rapids Six-Pack today by clicking here!
Rapids Launch Adult Soccer League: Looking for a new adult soccer league? Want to play on the best soccer fields complex in the nation? Then the new Colorado Rapids Adult Soccer League is perfect for you! It's an eight game 11 vs. 11 format with games beginning on Sunday March 2nd. Details
2008 Season Tickets on Sale: The Colorado Rapids are currently taking reservations for season tickets for the 2008 Rapids season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Fans can reserve their seats now and can pick from 3 options of either 18-game 9-game or 5-game packages. For more information to put down a deposit and to pick their seat location fans can click here.