MLS is Back


GAME 3 | Minnesota United FC | July 22

Recap: Rapids Depart Orlando Following 2-2 Draw

The Rapids started off strong thanks to Kei Kamara, who gave the club a 1-0 lead, scoring the 1,000th regular season goal in the team's history. After a couple quick goals put Minnesota in front at the end of the first half, Colorado equalized when Jonathan Lewis once again scored soon after being subbed on. Head coach Robin Fraser's second half subs gave the team the energy it needed, but it wasn't enough for the victory. The back-and-forth match ended in a tie, with the Rapids drawing to 2-2-1 on the season.

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Highlights: Kamara Scores 1,000th Club Goal, Lewis Equalizes Late

Unbeaten Minnesota United will be looking to claim top spot in Group D when they take on a Colorado Rapids side that has alreayd been eliminated but will be playing for plenty of pride as well as three valuable regular-season points.

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GAME 2 | Sporting Kansas City | July 17

Recap: Nine-Man Rapids Fall to SKC in Back-and-Forth Contest

The Rapids took an early lead on Friday but couldn't hold on after two red cards brought the squad down to nine men in the second half. Jonathan Lewis equalized late, but a deflected stoppage-time shot from Graham Zusi sealed their fate.

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Highlights: Goals from Acosta, Lewis Not Enough in Wild Second Half

Two teams desperate to bounce back from Round 1 defeats square off Friday night when Sporting Kansas City and the Colorado Rapids meet in Group D play.

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GAME 1 | Real Salt Lake | July 12

Recap: Rapids Fall 2-0 to RSL in Tournament Opener

Despite a couple big stops from Clint Irwin, the Rapids struggled to get momentum in their opener vs RSL. The team now looks ahead at a big matchup against Sporting Kansas City on Friday, July 17 at 6 PM.

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Highlights: Rapids Unable to Break Through, Fall to RSL

Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids meet in a Rocky Mountain Cup clash in Group D play of the MLS is Back Tournament on July 12.

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July 8 to August 11

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

 

Schedule of Matches

  • July 8: Group Stage begins
  • July 25-28: Round of 16
  • July 30-August 1: Quarterfinals
  • August 5-6: Semifinals
  • August 11: Final

Tournament Structure

  • All 24 MLS clubs participating; all matches in Orlando
  • Group stage followed by knockout rounds
  • Group stage counts toward regular season
  • The three group games will count toward regular season standings
  • Winner of tournament earns 2021 Concacaf Champions League spot
  • Regular season continues after tournament

How to Watch

All 54 matches will air on MLS partner networks - with all three group stage matches for the Rapids set to appear on ESPN. Broadcasts will feature experimental technologies, including interactive fan elements and unprecedented access to players and coaches, to create a unique experience for viewers.

 

Our New Gameday

While there won’t be fans in the stands, there will be plenty of options for those of us at home to tune-in and get the full game day experience.While the match is being broadcast nationally on ESPN, Rapids fans will have the opportunity to come together virtually with our brand new Second Screen Experience. This new Virtual Fan Watch party will bring our gameday traditions to life and allow for conversations around the match.

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming MLS is Back Tournament

MLS and the Rapids announced plans for a league-wide World Cup style tournament to begin in Orlando on July 8. There are a lot of questions surrounding what this tournament means and what it will look like, so we're here to help. Click the link below to view five frequently asked questions and answers about the MLS is Back Tournament.

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Broadcast and Tournament Schedule

The MLS is Back Tournament is set to begin July 8. The Rapids are poised to be featured for the first time on Sunday, July 12 at 8:30 PM, when the club takes on its Rocky Mountain Cup rival Real Salt Lake on ESPN. Click the link below to see the full group stage schedule including times, dates and broadcast.

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