Four Local Kids Advance to National Dribble Pass & Score Championship at MLS Cup - The Colorado Rapids announced today that local kids Austin Vang of Northglenn Gabrielle Miranda of Highlands Ranch Marie Egan of Littleton and David Armstrong of Aurora have advanced to the Sierra Mist Dribble Pass & Score National Championships taking place at the 2005 MLS Cup at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco TX this Sunday.

Austin took first place in the 8-9 year old age group Gabrielle took first place in the 10-11 year old age group and Marie and David took first place in the 12-14 year old age groups in their respective gender divisions at the Sierra Mist Colorado Rapids DPS Team Championship held prior to the Rapids home game on October 1st.

All Team Championship winners’ scores were compared from each MLS market. Austin Gabrielle Marie and David finished in the top four in the nation in their respective age groups and will represent the state of Colorado as they join 20 participants from across the USA in the final competition on Saturday November 12 as part of the festivities leading up to MLS Cup 2005.

Austin Gabrielle Marie and David each won an all-expense paid trip to Dallas to compete in the competition as well as tickets to the MLS Cup match itself!

The Rapids wish good luck to Austin Gabrielle Marie and David and hope they take home the 2005 DPS national title! Check back to as the team will post the results following MLS Cup weekend.