Colorado Rapids Tickets

The American soccer club of Commerce City, Colorado Rapids is gearing up to take on several teams such as Chivas USA, San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Expected to play against these rivals in 2014, the Colorado Rapids has enjoyed a successful career in 2013. Competing in their 18th season, the Colorado Rapids defeated the San Jose Earthquakes in the pre-season game with a score of 0-1. In the regular season MLS games, Colorado Rapids won a whopping 13 games defeating soccer titans like Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, Chivas USA, Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders FC. As these teams prepare to avenge their defeat, the Colorado Rapids tickets are expected to sell out quickly.


Colorado Rapids

Team Colors

Burgundy and blue


MLS Cup in 2010

MLS Eastern Conference in 2010

MLS Western Conference in 1997

MLS Reserve Division wins in 2006 and 2007

Rocky Mountain Cups in 2005, 2006 and 2013

Introducing the Colorado Rapids

The forthcoming string of soccer games are expected to take place at multiple venues. Some of these include the Sam Boyd Stadium, Buck Shaw Stadium, Red Bull Arena, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, BC Place Stadium, BMO Field and CenturyLink Field. Formed in 1996, Colorado Rapids is amongst the ten founding clubs of MLS. Established and owned by the Anschutz Corporation, the inaugural season of the soccer club was a slow one. Finishing in the bottom of the Western Conference, the owners realized that the soccer league needed a change of strategy and leadership. With this Bob Houghton was replaced by Glenn Myernick who brought in players like Ross Paule, Wolde Harris, Paul Bravo and Marcus Hahnemann.

In 1997, the Colorado Rapids were able to earn a spot in the postseason playoffs. Advancing to the Major League Soccer final, the team competed for the MLS Cup where it played against DC United. Losing the game with a score of 2-1, they were able to defend their honor by scoring a goal in the 87th minute of the game. This goal was scored by Chris Henderson. Two years later, the Colorado Rapids were seen competing for the US Open Cup. Playing against the Rochester Raging Rhinos, the Colorado based team lost the game with a score of 2-0.

Career & Recent Standing

A year later Colorado Rapids finally started picking pace and the year 2000 became a memorable one for them. With Marcelo Balboa’s scoring his bicycle kick that was named the “Goal of the Year”, the Colorado Rapids won the MLS Cup. Paul Bravo scored the winning goal in the 97th minute of the game.

In 2001 head coach Tim Hankinson replaced Glenn Myernick and the Rapids were seen trading in successful players such as Carlos Valderrama, Mark Chung and Joe Cannon. The following year became a banner season for the team as it was provided with its first home arena, the Invesco Field located at Mile High. During the same season the soccer club signed superstars Kyle Beckerman and Pablo Mastroeni following which the side swept away a majority of the awards at the MLS ceremony. With a change in identity that was brought forth in 2003, a new color scheme was unveiled that presented the colors, blue and black as the official Colorado Rapids’ colors. In 2006, the team relocated to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park where it won the MLS Reserve League for the second year in a row.

The current season under the leadership of Charlie Wright has introduced several changes to the defense and midfield, adding depth to the strategies. Players that were added to the roster include Jose Burciaga Jr. and Christian Gomez. With these additions, the Colorado Rapids are practicing hard to devour some of the teams challenging them this year.

More Facts about Colorado Rapids:

  • With MLS’ expansion that occurred in 2005, Real Salt Lake relocated to the Rocky Mountain region and became Colorado Rapids’ neighbor and a rivalry initiated.
  • The games between the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake are dubbed “Rocky Mountain Derby” and are attended by thousands each year.
  • Current games of the Colorado Rapids are featured on Altitude Sports and Entertainment since 2011.
  • Notable players from the team include Junior Agogo, Kyle Beckerman, Joe Cannon, Colin Clark, Omar Cummings, Anders Limpar, Herculez Gomez and Caleb Folan.
  • The Colorado Rapids have had a regular season average attendance of 14000.Their highest number of fan attendance is  recorded as 15,440 in 2013.