COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids play host to expansion club Toronto FC in an all-important match in their first-ever visit to Colorado this Sunday October 7th. Kickoff is at 6:00pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Sunday the Rapids' second-to-last home game of the regular season.
Sunday's match will be a crucial one for Colorado. With the Chicago Fire's victory on Saturday Oct. 6 your Rapids now need to win Sunday night in order to stay in the playoff hunt. With a loss or a tie vs. Toronto Colorado will be eliminated from playoff contention.
This will be the second and final match this year between these 2 clubs; the Rapids will be looking to exact revenge upon Toronto whom they lost to in their last meeting on June 2 at BMO Field in Canada.
Sunday's game is also a doubleheader! After the Colorado Rapids take on Toronto FC at 6pm your defending MLS Reserve Division Champions the Rapids Reserves will take on the Toronto Reserve Team on the stadium field! Kickoff for Game 2 tonight will be at 8:30pm! Admission is free for the Reserve game with your game ticket and stadium concession stands will remain open so make sure you stick around after the Rapids' first team game and help cheer on your Rapids Reserves; they can win the Reserve Division Championship with a win! (For more information on the Rapids Reserve game click here.)
Your Rapids are currently in the #4 spot in the West on 29 points while Toronto sit in last place in the East on 24 points.
For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!
GAME PROMOTIONS FOR SUNDAY'S HOME MATCH:
Rapids Oktoberfest Celebration: Sunday is the Rapids' annual Oktoberfest celebration! The Rapids will be celebrating Oktoberfest with live music authentic German food and beer and dancers pregame in the specially-constructed Rapids Beer Hall just south of the stadium Cantina starting at 4pm on Sunday. Admission to the Rapids Beer Hall is free; be a part of all the Rapids Oktoberfest celebrations this Sunday: get to the stadium early to be a part of all the fun!
Rapids Youth Night: Sunday's game is another "Rapids Youth Night" promotion meaning kids can get in free! All kids 16 & under can get a free ticket to the game with the purchase of an adult ticket! Don't miss your last chance to see a Rapids home game in 2007 for FREE! Get yours before they sell out! To order your Rapids Youth Night tickets click here!
Doubleheader on Sunday!: Sunday's game is a doubleheader! After the Colorado Rapids take on Toronto FC at 6pm your defending MLS Reserve Division Champions the Rapids Reserves will take on the Toronto Reserve Team on the stadium field! Kickoff for Game 2 tonight will be at 8:30pm! Admission is free for the Reserve game with your game ticket and stadium concession stands will remain open so make sure you stick around after the Rapids' first team game and help cheer on your Rapids Reserves as they make their final push towards their second straight national championship!
Bouna Time Jersey Sales: Bouna Coundoul and the Rapids Foundation have teamed up to sell exclusive "Bouna Time" jerseys designed by Bouna himself to raise money to help needy kids in Bouna's native Senegal! Fans can purchase one of the limited-edition jerseys on the concourse at Sunday's game and Bouna himself will autograph the jersey after the game! Get yours before they sell out! For details and photos click here!
Herculez Gomez Autograph Session: Don't miss your chance to meet Rapids forward Herculez Gomez following the Rapids' first team game on Sunday! Gomez will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans following the first game of Sunday's doubleheader in the stadium Cantina. Bring your Gomez jersey or other item to get autographed and camera and come meet Herculez Gomez live in person following the Rapids' first team game!
Tickets are still available for Sunday's game; if you haven't already purchased your single-game tickets to the match you can do so online by clicking here.
The Colorado Rapids look forward to seeing fans for all the festivities at Sunday's home game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park!