MLS Regular Season
It was really only a formality, but one that Colorado Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja wanted to announce to his players as they began the final week of preparation for the season opener.
On Tuesday, Pareja gathered the group before practice to formally announce that Pablo Mastroeni would be once again wearing the captain's armband this year, starting Saturday when Rapids kick off 2013 at FC Dallas (6:30 p.m., Altitude TV).
For most 12-year veterans coming off knee surgery, health and conditioning are the two biggest concerns heading into a new season.
But for Rapids midfielder, or shall we say, defender Brian Mullan, the biggest worry this preseason has been adapting to his new position: left back.
Downtown Denver will be seeing a lot of burgundy on Saturday. And Colorado-flag blue, for that matter.
In anticipation of the Colorado Rapids first match of the 2013 season - on Saturday, March 2 at FC Dallas - fans will be on a Pub Crawl to four central soccer-friendly bars, culminating in the first official viewing party at the city's newest supporter of the beautiful game, The Armoury.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (February 26, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids announced today a new, multi-year partnership with 7-Eleven, Inc. that includes the creation of “The Corner 7-Eleven” at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and value-priced tickets. “The Corner 7-Eleven” will be located in Sections 112 and 113 at the stadium, and fans can purchase $15 tickets for the special area at any of 330 7-Eleven® retail locations in Colorado.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Tuesday, February 26, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids and Altitude announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2013 Rapids season, with a total of 29 matches being broadcast in high definition on Altitude networks. Coverage begins on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. MT for the Rapids season opener at FC Dallas, live on Altitude.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, February 25, 2013) – Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni previewed the new #RapidsJersey on Monday afternoon during 9News at 4 O’Clock, giving fans a first look at the Colorado flag-themed alternate shirt that will be worn during this Saturday’s Season Opener at FC Dallas.
After being gone for nearly two weeks with preseason trips to the warm climates of Las Vegas, Nev. and Ventura, Calif., the Rapids were welcomed home over the weekend by a snow storm that brought nearly a foot of snow to area. With more snow possible for Tuesday, the team has altered its training schedule for the week as they prepare for Saturday's regular season opener at FC Dallas.
Join the Colorado Rapids players, coaches, and mascots at the Paramount Theater on March 6 in "Cheers to Rapids," the re-named kickoff event to introduce the 2013 team in the week prior to the home opener.
Cheers to the Rapids, which will feature a keynote speech from Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, raises funds to support Kroenke Sports Charities' youth recreation, health, and education programs in Colorado.
Wed., March 6 from 5- 7:00 p.m.
Paramount Theatre • 1621 Glenarm Place • Denver, CO 80202