In preparation for the upcoming 2017 MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids announced today its full 2017 preseason training camp schedule, which includes trips to Boulder, Los Angeles and Tucson.
Rapids players will first report to Commerce City on Monday, January 23, with physicals and fitness testing to start out the preseason. A day later, the club will depart to Boulder for a five-day training stint at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
After a brief return to Colorado, the Rapids will travel to Los Angeles for a week-long camp at the Los Angeles Rams’ training facilities in Thousand Oaks. While in California, the Rapids will play a pair of matches, taking on Ventura Fusion (PDL) on Saturday, February 4 and again on Wednesday, February 8.
The third and final trip of Colorado’s preseason will once again take place in Tucson, Arizona for the annual Desert Diamond Cup. This year’s tournament will feature MLS sides Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City.
As has been the case previously, the Rapids will play four matches in Tucson, going up against Sporting KC (February 15), New England Revolution (February 18), New York City FC (February 22), and a final game (February 25) which will be determined depending on the outcome of the first three contests. All four Desert Diamond Cup gamedays will take place at the North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex.
Specific training times and media access windows will be announced at a later date.
Key Rapids 2017 Preseason Dates
Monday, January 23 - Players report to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Tuesday, January 24 - Team travels to University of Colorado, Boulder
Monday, January 30 - Team travels to Los Angeles
Saturday, February 4 - Rapids vs. Ventura Fusion (PDL)
Wednesday, February 8 - Rapids vs. Ventura Fusion (PDL)
Monday, February 13 - Team travels to Tucson
Wednesday, February 15 - Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City
Saturday, February 18 - Rapids vs. New England Revolution
Wednesday, February 22 - Rapids vs. New York City FC
Saturday, February 25 - Rapids vs. TBD
Sunday, February 26 - Team returns to Denver
The Rapids kick off their 2017 MLS regular season on Saturday, March 4 against the New England Revolution at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (4:00 p.m. MT). For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE, or call 303-825-GOAL.