Commerce City, Colo. - In alphabetical order, Tony Cascio, Jeff Larentowicz, Drew Moor, Brian Mullan, Matt Pickens, Martin Rivero, and Jamie Smith combined to receive nearly 75% of the overall votes for 2012 Fan Favorite Award. The winner of the award, which was determined by online voting this week, will be unveiled as part of the activities of Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Rapids host the Houston Dynamo in the last match of the 2012 season (7 pm MT, TICKETS).
Fan are encouraged to arrive early and stay in the stadium for the post-game festivities. All fans entering the game will receive a poster of the 2012 team photo. The Rapids staff will also be randomly selecting 28 fans to receive one of the players' jerseys following the game. One of the winners of the Jersey off Their Back promotions will be determined through the #BurgundyFriday twitter contest.
Following the match, the players will be tossing out Rapids t-shirts to the crowd while a 2012 season recap video plays on the jumbotron. The individuals selected for the Jersey off Their Back promotions will then receive their jersey from the selected player.
The night will conclude with the Awards Presentation, in which the Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Young Players of the Year (under 24), Humanitarian of the Year, Golden Boot winner, and Fan Favorite will be revealed and presented with their award.
Gates will open at 6 pm, with kickoff set for 7 pm MT.