Rapids weekly notes
Official Viewing Party Saturday: Fans won't want to miss the Official Away-Game Viewing Party for Saturday's game at Chivas USA at 8:30 p.m. The Rapids encourage everyone to join other fans to watch the game live in a great soccer atmosphere at Casey's Bistro and Pub, located at 7301 E. 29th Street; there will be great drink specials for Front Range members, so remember to bring your membership card!
Women's Soccer Celebration: The Colorado Rapids are going to host a W-League game and soccer clinic before their home game on June 23. The game will feature the Fort Collins Force and the Real Colorado Cougars. It will kick off at 3:15 p.m. in the stadium at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Following that game is a 5:15 clinic with US National Team veteran Tiffeny Milbrett and members of the playing teams. Tickets for both games start at $15 and tickets for both games and the clinic start at $35. Visit www.coloradorapids.com or call (303) 825-GOAL for more details.
Reserve Updates: The Colorado Rapids Reserves have moved their game against the New York Red Bull Reserves. The game will now be played on July 8 following the first team game as a part of a double header. The Reserve team will also travel to St. Louis on August 12 to take on Southern Illinois University in an exhibition match.
Rapids Fall to China: On Sunday, the Rapids came up short in a 2-1 loss to the Chinese National Team at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Jovan Kirovski's first half goal was outdone by goals from Wang Dong and Dong Fangzhou in the second half. The Chinese National Team was the first non-MLS team to play inside Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Rapids Debuts: Two Rapids players, Kosuke Kimura and Justin Hughes, made their Rapids debuts in the game against the Chinese National Team. Kimura, who has played three games for the Reserve side, started at right back and played 72 minutes. Hughes saw his first action of the season in any contest after coming on in the 63rd minute.
Rapids 4th Fest: Don't miss the biggest & best fireworks show in the state, moving to its new location at Dick's Sporting Goods Park! It's the Colorado Rapids vs. the Columbus Crew match at 7:30 p.m. followed by the biggest, longest, and most explosive fireworks show in Colorado! And the day starts with bands, vendors and an all-day festival beginning at 2 p.m. on the stadium's 24-field complex. For more information visit www.4thFestColorado.com or call (303) 825-GOAL!
Guadalajara vs. Pachuca in SuperLiga: The Colorado Rapids and Dick's Sporting Goods Park have announced that they will host the SuperLiga Group B game between Mexican powerhouses CD Guadalajara and Pachuca. The "Tuzos" and Chivas will battle on July 31 at 8 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the tournament with a $1 million dollar prize going to the champions. Pachuca, the current Mexican first division and CONMEBOL's Sudamericana Cup champions, just defeated Guadalajara for the title of the CONCACAF Champions Cup in penalties. Tickets for this match are on sale now at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park Box Office or www.TicketHorse.com.
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