The Colorado Rapids and Special Olympics Colorado will kick off their ninth consecutive year together on the road against the NYCFC Unified Team on Saturday, May 16 as part of Soccer for All month. The Rapids Unified Team will play at home on Saturday, July 18 vs the Chicago Fire FC Unified Team directly following the conclusion of the first team match at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park.
The unified team, which is comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities between the ages of 16 and 25, will receive training from the Colorado Rapid’s players and coaches.
This exchange program not only provides Special Olympics athletes with top-level training and competitive experiences, but also offers MLS fans an opportunity to witness the talents and abilities of Special Olympics Colorado soccer players’ first-hand.
Through the generosity and financial support of our corporate partners Adidas, Cardel Homes, Coca-Cola, DICK'S Sporting Goods and Transamerica the program has continued to grow each year. With their backing, the Colorado Rapids’ Unified Team is provided with a truly one-of-a-kind experience.