The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Major League Soccer, owned and operated by the Anschutz Corporation. The inaugural 1996 season was a forgettable one for Colorado. Despite fielding experienced players like Shaun Bartlett, Chris Henderson, Chris Woods, Roy Wegerle, and Marcelo Balboa, and head coach Bob Houghton, the team finished last in the Western Conference ...
MLS Cup 2010, the 15th edition of Major League Soccer’s championship match, was played between the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas to decide the champion of the 2010 season. The championship was played at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 21, 2010. Colorado Rapids won 2–1 over Dallas on an own goal in extra time, as a shot ...
History of the Rapids
The Colorado Rapids are an American professional soccer club based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids compete in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Western Conference. The franchise began to play in 1996 as one of the charter clubs in MLS.
Colorado won the MLS Cup in 2010, their second MLS Cup appearance. The first appearance was in 1997, losing to D.C. United. They were also runners in the U.S. Open Cup in the 1999 tournament, where they lost to the Rochester Raging Rhinos, the last time a non-MLS team has won the Cup. The Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, moving to the stadium after it opened during the 2007 season.
1996 – Present / Major League Soccer
1996 – Present / Colorado Rapids
Rapids – With the Rocky Mountains next to Denver, the Colorado football club are called the Rapids because of the many rapid waterways throughout in the Rockies.
MLS Cups 1
2007 – Present / Dick's Sporting Goods Park
2003 / North Area Athletic Complex (1 game US Open Cup)
2002 – 2006 / Invesco Field at Mile High
1996 – 2001 / Mile High Stadium
2003 – Present / Anschutz Entertainment Group
1995 – 2003 / Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
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