COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids will host their second home game in a week against a Western Conference opponent as they get set to wage battle against Real Salt Lake this Saturday night.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm MT this Saturday May 2 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Your Rapids will look to avenge their last meeting vs. Salt Lake which took place on Oct. 25 of last season when a last-minute goal by RSL earned them a tie eliminating the Rapids from playoff contention.
The Rapids and Salt Lake meet on Saturday for the 15th time in the regular season. In Colorado the Rapids hold a 4-2-2 record vs. their archrivals. The Rapids hold the advantage in the all-time series between the two sides with a 7-5-3 all-time record vs. Real.
Only one point separates these two clubs in the standings; Salt Lake are 3-2-0 with 9 points good for 3rd place in the West while the Rapids are currently one spot below them in the rankings with a 2-2-2 record on 8 points.
This will be the only match between these two clubs to take place in Colorado this season. Salt Lake will host the second two matches of the 3-game series this year set to take place on June 6 and October 24 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Saturday night's game will be broadcast in Colorado on Altitude. Calling the game for Altitude will be Mike Haynes (play-by-play) Marcelo Balboa (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:
-Fado Lads Night Out: If you're looking for the ultimate night out with your buddies this is it! Meet your pals at Fado Irish Pub in Lodo partake in their traditional Irish fare put down a pint or two and then jump on the Rapids Party Bus for a free ride to and from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park! You don't have to be a lad to take advantage of this great deal....ladies are welcome also! This unbeatable package features 2 tickets to the game 2 free beers at Fado and the bus ride to and from the stadium all for only $39! Order your Fado Lads Night Out pack for Saturday by clicking here!
-Rapids River Runners Family Night Pack: The Rapids aregiving fans this fantastic chance to come to the stadium catch the game and get food and drinks for the whole family for an unbeatable price! It's the Rapids River Runners Family Night: get 4 tickets 4 hot dogs 4 sodas and a whitewater rafting trip all for only $69! Order your Family Night package for Saturday now by clicking here!
-Rapids Passback Equipment Drive: The Rapids will be collecting new and slightly used soccer gear at stadium gates starting at 6pm on Saturday to be donated to needy kids! Every family who cleans out their closets and brings items of soccer clothing footwear equipment or other gear to donate will receive a buy-one get-one-free ticket voucher to an upcoming Rapids home game! Details
-Rapids "Play Golf Day": Your Rapids and Colorado PGA are hosting "Play Golf Colorado Day" before Saturday's match v. Salt Lake. Come to the stadium early for FREE GOLF LESSONS from local area golf professionals as well as to take part in free games and contests on the fields complex! Let the Rapids help you better your golf game for free this Saturday! Details
-Rocky Mountain Cup: Saturday's game is also the first match this year in the annual battle for supremacy over the Rocky Mountain region as it's the first of 3 games this year to decide which team will get their name inscribed on the trophy as champions of the Rocky Mountain Cup the annual competition between the Rapids and Salt Lake. For full details as well as information on points standings history and rules of the competition visit the official Rocky Mountain Cup website by clicking here.
-Girl Scouts Campout: Calling all girl scouts: don't miss your chance to attend a pregame clinic catch the Rapids vs. archrivals Real Salt Lake and camp out under the stars inside the stadium at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on the actual field itself! It's all part of the Rapids' Annual Girl Scout Night this Saturday! Come catch the game and camp out overnight inside the stadium! Details
-Military Appreciation Night: The Rapids game this Saturday is also the team's annual Military Appreciation Night! All service members qualify for specially-discounted tickets to the game! The night's celebrations are also expected to include interactive military displays and the Rapids' annual battle for the Military Challenge Cup at halftime! Details