COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids play host to Kenny Cooper and the rest of FC Dallas this Sunday June 1st. A special mid-day kickoff is set for 1:00pm MT this Sunday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Sunday's game also features the Rapids' Native American Heritage Night celebrations with activities and performances scheduled for halftime as well as the Rocky Mountain News Family Night package. For details on all the day's promotions see the bottom of this page.
The Rapids are 14-23-6 all time vs. the Texas club and hold a 10-7-4 advantage when playing their Western Conference foes in Colorado.
Colorado (4-5-0 12 points) are coming into the final game of their current 3-match home stand after suffering a 2-1 defeat last Saturday to Chivas USA. Dallas tied Houston this Wednesday night to put them one point above the Rapids in the standings with one less win and with one more game played (3-3-4 13 points).
This will be the first encounter between the Rapids and Dallas since August 4th of 2007. In that match Dallas came away the victors in a 1-0 win.
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!
Don't have tickets to the game yet? Tickets are still on sale for the match; purchase yours online by clicking here!
RAPIDS GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS MATCH:
IT'S A DAYTIME FAMILY NIGHT!: Sunday's game features the Rocky Mountain News Rapids Family Night promotion! Fans can get 4 tickets 4 Cokes and 4 hot dogs starting at only $69! Don't miss this unbeatable value for the whole family! Call the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL to order yours today or to order your Family Night package online click here!
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE NIGHT: This Sunday's game will feature the Rapids' Native American Heritage Night celebrations with special music and performers as part of the halftime show! Feel the spirit of the drum and witness the magnificent pageantry as the Mile High Pow-wow Association presents Northern Plains Native American dancing and singing at half-time of the Rapids game! See you there on Sunday for all the festivities!
DOUBLEHEADER WITH RAPIDS YOUTH TEAM: Sunday's game will also feature a second game on the afternoon; following the first team match between your Rapids and FC Dallas fans are invited to stay for free to watch the Rapids U-18's take on the Colorado Rush U-18's on the stadium pitch inside Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Stay in your seats after the first game to see the future stars of your Rapids in action! Kickoff for the second game will be approximately 3:20pm on Sunday.
RAPIDS HOSTING FOOD DRIVE:The Rapids will be collecting non-perishable food items prior to Sunday's Rapids vs. FC Dallas game from 11:00am-1:00pm outside of Gates B and G. All donations will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. Every fan who donates will receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket offer for a future game! For details call (303) 727-3517. Remember to bring your canned goods and other non-perishable food to donate at the game on Sunday!
RAPIDS FOUNDATION BANNER SALES: The Rapids Foundation the official non-profit charity of the club will be offering some unique pieces of the Rapids' 2008 advertising campaign for purchase at this game. Streetpole banners that were displayed around town before the start of the season featuring different Rapids stars can now be taken home by fans with a donation to the Rapids Foundation. This will be the fifth of 5 games where fans can take advantage of this opportunity and this match's banner offer features Rapids defender Ugo Ihemelu. For full details click here.