The Colorado Rapids Development Academy teams begin the 2013-2014 season Friday night with matches against the San Antonio Scorpions on field #1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids U-18s play at 5 p.m. and are followed by the U-16s at 7:30 p.m.
The team's second match of the new U.S. Soccer Development Academy campaign takes place Sunday, Sept. 22 against Austin, Texas side Lonestar SC. Sunday's matches will be played on the Colorado Rapids main training field, with the U-18 match kicking off at 10:30 a.m. followed by the U-16s at 1 p.m.
Both teams play in the Frontier Division of the Central Conference.
Admission to all four matches is free. Spectators will be allowed on the west side of the field (on the berm) on Friday and on the east side inside the gates on Sunday.
The new Rapids DA U-14 side does not play this week, but will begin their first season in the Development Academy next week when Sporting KC brings all of their Development Academy teams to Colorado.