Rapids to Take On Haitian Cup Tournament Champions OKAP in First Announced Preseason Match

DENVER CO (Friday December 23 2005)- The Colorado Rapids announced today one of the team’s official preseason matches of 2006 which will be played against club side OKAP who are the Madame Gougousse Haitian Cup Tournament Champions.

The exhibition game will take place on Saturday March 11th 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at North Miami Stadium which is located on the Florida International University’s North Campus.

The local soccer tournament previously featured current Rapids stars Jean Philippe Peguero and Fabrice Noel.

The match which was put together thanks to the sponsorship efforts of the Madame Gougousse Haitian Cup will feature all Rapids players from the 2006 roster that will be with the team in preseason camp. The current Rapids roster includes regular stars such as Peguero Noel Pablo Mastroeni Joe Cannon and newly-acquired forward/midfielder Clint Mathis.

The Rapids plan to arrive in Miami on Wednesday March 8th and will host one soccer clinic for local children on Friday March 10th.

For information on tickets for the match and the soccer clinic in Miami fans can call (305) 981-4474.


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