Colorado Rapids

News & Notes from Week 29: Rubio racking up records, Rapids prepare for D.C. United


\Rubio Picks Up Where He Left Off \

Rapids forward Diego Rubio continued adding to his career-best season on Wednesday, recording his seventh assist of the season on Gyasi Zardes’ goal against Nashville SC. The Chilean has now logged a goal or an assist in nine out of his last ten appearances after recording a goal contribution in eight consecutive matches. Rubio leads the team with 12 goals and seven assists in 2022, besting his previous career high of 11 goals and five assists in 2019. He is one goal away from surpassing Chris Henderson for sole possession of the fifth-most in Rapids history (32) and is one game-winning goal away from tying Paul Bravo for most in club history (12).

Run It Back

Sunday’s match will be Colorado’s third-ever visit to Audi Field (1-1-0). The last time the Rapids made the trip to the nation’s capital was during their 2020 MLS season opener, a match in which they came away with a 2-1 win thanks to a stoppage-time winner from substitute Jonathan Lewis. A pair of familiar faces could cross paths on the pitch this time around, as the Rapids’ Bryan Acosta and United’s Andy Najar are long-time teammates on the Honduran national team.

Rapids Announce Pop-Up Event at Art RiNo

In collaboration with RiNo Arts District, the Rapids will be hosting a pop-up event from Wednesday, September 7, through Saturday September 10, as part of the inaugural Art RiNo week. The pop-up will be held in front of the Rapids' “Aficionado” mural located in the heart of RiNo at the intersection of 29th St & Walnut St (2900 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205). Every evening, fans can stop by to enjoy live music, grab a bite from a food truck and check out a retail booth featuring a limited-edition merchandise drop in collaboration with the mural’s artist, Armando Silva. Additionally, each evening will include special programming such as a Lucha Libre Wrestling Match, an Artist Talk with Armando Silva and a tifo painting with the club’s supporter group, Centennial 38.