As of today, it’s official: MLS is Back. Now, we just have to wait a few more days until the Rapids are back in action (July 12 at 8:30 PM – but who’s counting?)
While there won’t be fans in the stands on Sunday, there will be plenty of options for those of us at home to tune-in and get the full game day experience.
ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and TSN
Every Rapids group stage match will be broadcast on all ESPN platforms as well as on TSN, for our friends in Canada. The first match will be begin at 8:30 PM MT on Sunday and is set to feature a unique broadcast experience – complete with cameras on drones, virtual scoreboards and more. There will be no artificial crowd noise in the broadcasts but rather microphones lining the field, to give the fans a real on-the-pitch experience. Click here to read more about the alternative MLS tournament broadcast experience
Second Screen Experience
While the match is being broadcast nationally on ESPN, Rapids fans will have the opportunity to come together virtually with our brand new Second Screen Experience. This new Virtual Fan Watch party will bring our gameday traditions to life and allow for conversations around the match.
Check out Colorado Rapids YouTube and ColoradoRapids.com/Live and join Altitude Radio's Connor Cape, MLS legend Alan Gordon and MLS host Stephen Keel as they chat with fans about the match, offer up polls and exclusive content. This experience is not designed to replace the broadcast – but rather be an option for fans to pull out on their laptop, tablet or mobile device alongside the match on ESPN and engage with the rest of the Rapids community in real time.
Sign up now for our Virtual FanFest email to get the latest updates on the Second Screen Experience.
Altitude TV and Radio
Can't catch the game live on ESPN? No problem - Altitude TV has you covered with a re-airing of every group stage match.
- Wednesday, July 15 at 4:00 PM: Rapids vs Real Salt Lake
- Monday, July 20 at 4:00 PM: Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City
- Saturday, July 25 at 12:00 PM: Rapids vs Minnesota United FC
Altitude Radio coverage will kick off with a pregame show and conclude with a postgame show hosted by Mark Bertagnolli, Conor McGahey and Connor Cape featuring interviews, analysis and more. Rachel Vigil will also be checking in from Orlando. During the match, tune in for live commentary from Marcelo Balboa and Richard Fleming. Fans can listen to all-things Rapids whether on the move or by tuning into 92.5 FM, or from home on AltitudeSportsRadio.com.
Don't Forget to Follow Us on Social!
As for our social platforms, we’re looking to bring you exclusive coverage of the games through our digital content creators on the ground in Orlando. Check out Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live coverage of the game, exclusive behind-the-scenes player access and much more!