Colorado Rapids announce 2018 preseason schedule, including two trips to Arizona


Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced today its full preseason schedule ahead of the club’s 23rd campaign in Major League Soccer, with the first team due to report to DICK’S Sporting Goods Park on Monday, January 22.

Players will undergo physical and medical testing before traveling to Casa Grande, Arizona from January 24-February 3. As part of the Rapids’ first camp, the club will play a pair of scrimmages against Columbus Crew SC (1/31) and Sporting KC (2/3).

Anthony Hudson’s men will then return to Colorado for three days, before flying back to Arizona for their second preseason camp in Tucson from February 7-17. During this time, the Rapids will take on Sporting Arizona (2/9) and Phoenix Rising FC (2/14).

Colorado Rapids 2018 Preseason Dates

Monday, Jan. 22
Players report to DICK'S Sporting Goods Park
Tuesday, Jan. 23
Medicals and training
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Team travels to Casa Grande
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Scrimmage vs Columbus Crew SC (Casa Grande, AZ)
Saturday, Feb. 3
Scrimmage vs Sporting KC (Scottsdale, AZ)
Saturday, Feb. 3
Team returns to Denver
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Team travels to Tucson
Friday, Feb. 9
Scrimmage vs Sporting Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Scrimmage vs Phoenix Rising FC (Scottsdale, AZ)
Saturday, Feb. 17
Team returns to Denver

The Rapids kick-off their 2018 campaign against reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto FC in a home-and-away Round of 16 matchup in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. Colorado will host the first leg on Tuesday, February 20, with kickoff scheduled for 8:00 PM at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park (TICKETS). The second leg will take place at BMO Field in Toronto on Tuesday, February 27 (6:00 PM).