Notable Players: Chris Henderson, Marcelo Balboa, Ross Paule, Jorge Dely Valdes, John Spencer, Mark Chung, Joe Cannon, Nicolas Hernandez, Pablo Mastroeni, Omar Cummings and Jeff Larentowicz
Colorado Rapids Tickets
In 1996, the Colorado Rapids played their first game as one of 10 founding teams in Major League Soccer. Led by Dominic Kinnear, Steve Trittschuh, Chris Henderson and head coach Bobby Houghton, the club finished the season with only 11 wins. However, in only its second year of existence, the club stormed into the MLS Cup final, where it lost to defending champion DC United. Colorado finally ascended to the top of MLS in 2010 with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in overtime. After David Ferreira and Conor Casey traded scores in regulation, Macoumba Kandji made a shot that went off Dallas defender George John in the 107th minute to clinch the victory. Colorado also reached the final 1999 US Open Cup, which is the longest-running soccer tournament in the country. Casey, who played for Colorado between 2007 and 2012, is the all-time leading scorer with 50 goals in 119 appearances. If you want to experience some of the best soccer in the country, purchase your Colorado Rapids tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top games for the upcoming season?
Colorado opens the 2020 regular season with an away game at DC United on February 29th followed by a home game against Orlando City SC on March 7th. In one of the most important match-ups of the season, Colorado plays Real Salt Lake away on April 11th and at home on August 22nd. Other critical matchups include the Seattle Sounders on May 9th and September 26th, Minnesota United on May 2nd and August 29th and Los Angeles FC on June 13th and July 8th. The season concludes with an away game against the San Jose Earthquakes on October 4th. Outside of the MLS season, Colorado will participate in the 2020 US Open Cup, starting with the third round on April 21st. The third round draw will be announced on April 10th.
How did Colorado finish the previous season?
Colorado finished the 2019 MLS regular season with 42 points and a record of 12 wins, 18 losses and four draws. As the ninth-place club in the Western Conference, Colorado missed out on the playoffs by two spots.
Who is Colorado’s biggest rival?
The rivalry between Colorado and Real Salt Lake is known as the Rocky Mountain Cup. Starting with a 1-0 Salt Lake victory on April 16th, 2005 in its first-ever home match, the clubs have played each other at least two times every year. The rivalry has also carried over to the US Open Cup and friendly matches.
Who is Colorado’s head coach?
Robin Fraser was appointed as the head coach of Colorado on August 25th, 2019. During his professional career, Fraser was a member of the Colorado Foxes and the Miami Sharks from the American Soccer League. In 1996, he joined the LA Galaxy for its inaugural season. This was followed by brief stints with the Rapids and the Columbus Crew. Following his retirement, Fraser joined the coaching staff of Real Salt Lake as an assistant. He was briefly a head coach of Chivas USA between 2011 and 2012 and then became an assistant for the New York Red Bulls. Between 2015 and 2019, he was an assistant for Toronto FC.
Where do the Colorado Rapids play?
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park opened in 2007 and represents home pitch for the Rapids. VIP seating is available. Check StubHub for more information.Back to Top
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