MLS Regular Season
Welcome to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for today’s match against Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders (kick-off 1 p.m). After going so close to the win last time out against San Jose, we’re more determined than ever to collect all three points this afternoon. It’s our second to last home game of the season and we greatly appreciate you being here.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
Oct. 5, 2014 (WEEK 30, MLS Game #291)
1 p.m. MT (UniMás; Altitude)
As part of their benefits package, all Full Season Ticket Holders have the opportunity to be the featured Season Ticket Holder of the Match in 2014.
The Edson family will be recognized as Colorado Rapids Season Ticket Holders of the Match when the Rapids host the Seattle Sounders on October 5 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Sunday marks a year since the Rapids and Seattle Sounders last met in Colorado and will be Clint Dempsey's first MLS game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS).
Merch of the Match: This week's Merch of the Match is a Rapids plush blanket from Northwest, available for just $15 on Sunday. Supply is limited, so get to an Altitude Authentics location early!
On Sunday, the Colorado Rapids will participate in Soccer Kicks Cancer, an initiative focused on raising awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, and providing strength and hope in the fight against cancer affecting men, women and children.
Midfielder Carlos Alvarez was an unused substitute last weekend in the 1-1 home tie with San Jose Earthquakes, but he will watch from the stands this Sunday when the Colorado Rapids tackle Seattle Sounders at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, kick-off 1 p.m MT (TICKETS).
He has been banned for one game by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, for reasons outlined below:
Colorado Rapids rookie, Jared Watts, returned to full training on Thursday, having recovered from a left hamstring strain which has kept him sidelined for the past five weeks. The 22-year-old sustained the injury during the Rapids' 4-3 home loss to LA Galaxy on August 20.
There have been two big stories surrounding the Colorado Rapids this week, with the return of former Fulham and Aston Villa defender Zat Knight, as well as news of a contract extension for midfielder Dillon Powers.
Both Knight and Powers tell their tale on the Rapids Podcast. Powers speaks to injured Rapids skipper, Drew Moor, about his new deal, the visit of Seattle Sounders, his second season in MLS and the responsibility which comes with being captain.
A star-studded Seattle Sounders side strolls into Commerce City this Sunday, with the US Open Cup already sparkling in the trophy cabinet but with their main focus being a first MLS Cup.
When Clint Dempsey steps onto the field at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this weekend, it will be his first MLS appearance at the stadium, and his first since featuring for the US national team in their 1-0 win over Costa Rica on March 22, 2013, in what has since become known as the Snow Clasico.