COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids will look to extend their 2-game winning streak as they play host to Taylor Twellman Steve Ralston Shalrie Joseph and the rest of the New England Revolution this Saturday night September 20th at 7:00pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
(To watch exclusive Rapids All-Access video of players and coaches previewing this match visit the Rapids' Audio/Video page by clicking here)!
Colorado (9-12-3 30 points) are coming into the second game of their current 2-match home stand after a commanding 2-0 win over Chicago on Sunday. New England (12-7-5 41 points) are coming into Denver well-rested and won't have played a home game since their 4-0 thrashing of Chivas last Thursday night.
Saturday's game also features several match promotions; for full details on all the special offers and events taking place Saturday see the bottom of this page.
Your Rapids boast an impressive record against the Revs when playing in Colorad they hold an 11-3-1 all-time record against New England when playing them at home and are an undefeated 5-0-1 in their last six home meetings against New England.
The Rapids will be looking for their first season sweep of the Revolution since the 2000 season this Saturday after claiming one of their biggest wins of the year over New England back on April 12. Scoring his first career goal Nick LaBrocca gave Colorado the lead in the 68th minute in a 1-0 victory at Gillette Stadium in the only other encounter between the two clubs this year.
In the push towards the playoffs the Rapids are currently tied with Chivas USA for third place and the final guaranteed playoff spot in the Western Conference and are just three points behind DC United for the eighth and final playoff berth in MLS overall.
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 ROCKY MTN. NEWS FAMILY NIGHT!: Saturday's game features the fan-favorite 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!
RAPIDS MASCOT MANIA!: Be there Saturday night as the Rapids celebrate the 1-year birthdays of the Rapids 4-mascot crew: Edson the Eagle Jorge el Mapache Marco van Bison and Franz the Fox! To help celebrate the Rapids Team Store will be offering the Rapids Plush Pack: get any of the Rapids Mascot plush dolls for $12 each (regularly priced at $20 each) or all 4 for only $48!
RAPIDS YOUTH SOCCER ALL-STARS!: At halftime of Saturday's match the Rapids will celebrate US Youth Soccer month by recognizing on the pitch in front of the crowd the club's honorary Colorado Youth Soccer All-Star Team of the Year! This team is comprised of boys and girls ages 14 & over who have been nominated by their respective youth clubs as most exemplifying the values of their club and their performances both on and off the field this year. One of these lucky All-Stars will also get the chance to take a shot at $10000 courtesy of US Youth Soccer! Every Colorado Youth Soccer Club has been invited to nominate players from their organization; for more information call the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL!
IT'S BOY SCOUT NIGHT!: Are you prepared for the Rapids' 2008 Boy Scout Night? All boy scouts and their families are invited to attend the Rapids' annual celebration of scouting which features pregame activities on the field complex and the Rapids Scout Pack which includes a game ticket hot dog Coke and Rapids gift for each scout! For full details click here!
TRY OUT THE RAPIDS' "PREMIUM SAMPLER": Have you always wanted to live the high life but haven't had the means to do so? Well the Rapids have a great offer just for you! The club is giving fans the chance to take a tour around Dick's Sporting Goods Park to catch the Rapids in action from each of the best seats in the house: suite club and fieldside! It's your chance to live like a king for a fraction of the price! For details on this incredible deal click here!
RAPIDS HOSTING EQUIPMENT DRIVE: Help the Rapids help kids in need this Saturday night! At the game the Rapids will be collecting new and used soccer gear to donate to kids who are less fortunate. Fans are encouraged to empty their closets and bring soccer equipment (shoes shin guards balls etc.) to donate; the Rapids will reward each fan who brings gear to drop off at the collection taking place at the stadium gates! For details call (303) 727-3517 or click here!