COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) - Your Colorado Rapids play host to Ante Razov Maykel Galindo and the rest of Chivas USA this Saturday night May 24th.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm MT this Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
(Rapids team captain Pablo Mastroeni has labeled this match a 'Must-Win' for the Rapids; read this entire article online by clicking here).
Saturday's game also features the Rapids' annual Military Appreciation Night celebrations. Service members can get discounted tickets to the game and fans can look forward to the annual Military Appreciation Night Challenge which takes place on the field at halftime between teams representing the different branches of the military. For more details see the bottom of this page.
The Rapids are 4-3-4 all-time against The Goats from California and enjoy an undefeated record against them when playing in Colorado holding a 1-0-4 record vs. Chivas in the Centennial State.
Colorado (4-4-0 12 points) are coming into the second game of their current 3-match home stand riding a convicing 2-0 victory last Thursday over arch-rivals Real Salt Lake and are still the #1 team in the Western Conference. Chivas USA are currently tied for fifth place in the West (2-4-2 8 points).
(To watch exclusive Rapids All-Access video of coach and player postgame comments after last Thursday's match click here).
This will be the first encounter between the Rapids and Chivas since October 14th of 2007. In that match despite being down one man your Rapids scored a dramatic last-minute goal to win the match 2-1 and keep their season alive in the process becoming the only team to defeat Chivas at home during the entire season.
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 Saturday's match; purchase yours online by clicking here!
RAPIDS GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS MATCH:
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: All service members qualify for specially-discounted tickets to the game as part of the club's annual celebration! Call (303) 825-GOAL for details and to take advantage of this promotion.
MILITARY CHALLENGE CUP: The Rapids' annual Military Challenge Cup will take place at halftime of Saturday's game! This yearly competition pits teams of different branches of the military against each other in an obstacle course for the chance to have their name inscribed on the Cup itself. The Colorado National Guard has taken the trophy the last 2 years running with Schriever Air Force Base winning the competition in 2005. Be there to see who wins this year at halftime on Saturday!
BRING SOCCER GEAR TO DONATE: The Rapids Foundation is hosting a monthlong soccer equipment drive during the month of May! At Saturday's game fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used soccer gear to donate to needy kids around the world! Bring items to donate and the Rapids will even reward you with tickets! For full details on the Rapids' May Equipment Drive click here.
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 Saturday's 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 fourth of 5 games where fans can take advantage of this opportunity and this match's banner offer features Rapids team captain Pablo Mastroeni. For full details click here.