Colorado Rapids face new USL franchise Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, kickoff 7:00 p.m (TICKETS).
It will be the first time that the Rapids will have met a team from Colorado in a competitive fixture.
For those unable to get along to the game, there will be a live audio stream on ColoradoRapids.com.
1. Colorado Rapids played their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Kansas City Wiz at Arrowhead Stadium on September 15, 1996, winning 3-2.
2. Chris Henderson scored twice in that game, including the Rapids' first-ever goal in the competition.
3. Among the Rapids players in that first-ever Open Cup match was Steve Trittschuh - now head coach of Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
The Colorado Rapids announced today the ticket information for their 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round matchup against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the USL at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. MT.
The Switchbacks FC advanced to the Fourth Round after defeating Real Monarchs SC 1-0 on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. After eight games, Colorado Springs (4-4-0) sits in eighth place of the USL Western Conference with 12 points.
The draw for the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has provided an interesing opponent for the Colordo Rapids, whoever emerges from round three.
Colorado Rapids have been drawn at home to either Colorado Springs Switchbacks or Real Monarchs - the USL affliate of Real Salt Lake.
Real Monarchs host the Switchbacks on May 27. The tie with the Rapids will be played on June 16, kickoff 7:00 p.m MT.
Meanwhile, USL affiliate, Charlotte Independence must go to Carolina RailHawks in round three.
No sooner had the Colorado Rapids exited the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night, then attention began turning to the visit of Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday to Dick's Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS) and the resumption of MLS.
Bizarre is one word used to describe Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match involving the Colorado Rapids and Atlanta Silverbacks. There were a total of four red cards issued, while both coaches were sent off as the Rapids fell to the Silverbacks 2-1.
Of course, that doesn't even touch upon the nearly hour-long weather delay in the first half of the match. The Colorado sky was as temperamental as the game being played underneath it.
Here are a few spectacular images captured by Rapids fans and staffers.
Before the start of the game:
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- Insanity ensued as the Atlanta Silverbacks knocked the Colorado Rapids out of the U.S. Open Cup by a 2-1 count on Tuesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. But soccer was far from the story.
This Tuesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup clash at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, involving the Colorado Rapids and Atlanta Silverbacks, will be a first meeting of the two clubs, with the winner guaranteed a home tie in the quarterfinals.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids could host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match, should the team beat the Atlanta Silverbacks on Tuesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the winner of the Rapids vs. Silverbacks match will host the winner of the Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew meeting on Wednesday night in Chicago. The date of a potential quarterfinal match is still to be determined.