COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids play host to ex-Rapids players Nat Borchers Kyle Beckerman and the rest of Real Salt Lake as they host their Rocky Mountain Cup arch-rivals this Thursday night May 15th.
(To watch exclusive Rapids All-Access video of Head Coach Fernando Clavijo & Rapids players previewing this match click here).
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park; the night is also a doubleheader as the Rapids host their annual Women's Soccer Celebration with the Fort Collins Force taking on the Washington Freedom on the stadium pitch before the Rapids game; this match kicks off at 4:30pm. Fans get access to both matches with their game ticket on Thursday.
Your Rapids are 6-4-2 all-time against Real Salt Lake and hold a 3-2-1 advantage over the Utah club when playing in Colorado.
Colorado (3-4-0 9 points) enter this week of MLS play as the #1 team in the Western Conference. RSL are currently tied for third place in the West (2-3-2 8 points) just 1 point below the Rapids.
This will be the first encounter between the Rapids and Salt Lake since October 20th of last season. The Rapids will be looking to avenge that match as it marked the first time in 3 seasons that Colorado lost possession of the Rocky Mountain Cup as RSL took it home by winning that match 1-0 and taking the season series and the coveted trophy.
(For full details on the Rocky Mountain Cup visit the competition's official website maintained by C10 the organizing committee comprised of supporters of both clubs by clicking here).
For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes head-to-head stats and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!
RAPIDS GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS MATCH:
The Rapids are offering a multitude of special promotions in conjunction with Thursday night's match (too many to list here!)
Several special offers and packages exist for fans to take advantage of. For full details on each of the night's promotions click here.