Saturday's Home Game to Feature Military Appreciation Night & Fireworks Show! - The Colorado Rapids announced today that the organization will honor the United States Armed Forces at the club's next home game with their match against DC United featuring the team's annual "Military Appreciation Night"; kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday September 3rd at INVESCO Field at Mile High with a free fireworks show after the match.

The game itself will feature the Rapids taking on teenage phenom Freddy Adu and DC United for the first time this season. For the full match preview of this match including projected lineups the latest injury report miscellaneous game notes broadcast information head-to-head stats and more visit the Rapids MatchUp Page by CLICKING HERE.

As always fans can expect the best fireworks show anywhere as the Rapids have reserved Zambelli Fireworks Internationale to put on the show which will be timed to patriotic songs. Zambelli who also has produced the Rapids' 4th of July fireworks shows over the last 10 years has a long and distinguished reputation around the world for producing the biggest and best fireworks shows conceiveable. For more info. on Zambelli Fireworks Internationale CLICK HERE.

The celebrations will also include a presence by the Colorado Army National Guard prior to the match at Soccer Celebration (4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) who will showcase a Humvee climbing wall and other military equipment and vehicles for people to see and experience up close as well as disseminate information on the National Guard's partnership with the Rapids on the "Red Ribbon" anti-drug campaign.

To add to the festivities surrounding Military Appreciation Night the Rapids will also be offering the Rapids Family Night package for this game presented by the Rocky Mountain News! This unbeatable deal lets fans get 4 tickets 4 sodas 4 hot dogs plus a free Comcast pay-per-view coupon all for only $59!

Although tickets are selling very quickly for this huge event great seats are still available! The Rapids strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance as a huge walk-up crowd is expected on gameday!

All U.S. Armed Forces personnel are eligible to receive specially-discounted tickets for the match at the unbelievable price of only $5 each! Men and women of any branch of the US Armed Forces can take advantage of this special offer by calling the Rapids at (303) 405-6135.

Fans wanting to attend the game who are not part of the US Armed Forces can purchase their tickets online by CLICKING HERE.

See you at the next Rapids home game on Saturday September 3rd for Freddy Adu Military Appreciation Night and the postgame fireworks extravaganza! For more information on this huge event or to order tickets by phone contact the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL.


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