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News and Notes, May 11, 2017

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A couple of odds and ends from around Colorado soccer.

  • Most importantly, the home game against Portland on Sunday June 18th has been moved to Saturday June 17th, still at 7:30pm. Originally this game was scheduled to be broadcast nationally on FS1, it will no be shown locally on Altitude.

CONCACAF Champions League Changes

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Today CONCACAF announced changes in the Champions League format starting with the 2017-18 cycle the Rapids have qualified for. Instead of playing in a group stage this fall, MLS teams will move right to a 16-team knockout tournament held in Feb-May of 2018. The 4 MLS qualifiers will be joined in the tournament by 4 Mexican teams, the Canadian champion, the 5 major Central American league champs (all but Belize and Nicaragua), the Caribbean Club Champion, and the winner of the fall 2017 CCL tournament.

Colorado-LA at Noon next Sunday

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Its just been announced that the Rapids home leg against LA next Sunday will be a noon local kickoff. This is a surprise because the early schedule showed an 8pm MT slot for TV which was almost certain to be the Rapids since the other hosts were Dallas and NY. Looks like MLS got the networks to slide things around so Dallas could kickoff at 8pm CT.

Unofficial: USOC Game Tuesday June 14th, 7pm

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No official announcement from the Rapids yet but according to the Colorado Springs Gazette the U.S. Open Cup game between the Rapids and Switchbacks will be Tuesday June 14th at &pm at the Dick.

EDIT: I missed it, there was an official announcement of this date/time. Tickets on sale Monday.

2016 Schedule Announcement

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MLS released the 2016 schedule today. A quick rundown of our course through the season.

*We start, as previously announced, on the road in SJ on March 6th. We then have the home opener on March 12th against LA.

*Our bye weekends are March 26th and 27th (which is a FIFA International weekend) and June 25th and 26th (though we do play on the 22nd).

Starting Up Again As The Year Ends

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After a much needed break from Rapids blogging and a bunch of holiday travel I'm back. Not surprisingly I haven't missed much. ;) Colorado has a long history of not doing much in the offseason until after New Year's and that seems to have continued this year. The one bit of news that we got recently was the announcement of the home openers, with the further announcement that we'll get the whole schedule a week from today.

October Scheduling Updates

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Two scheduling items were announced today.

The first one was the schedule for the U-23 Olympic Qualifying at the Dick in October.

Tues Oct 6th:
Canada - Cuba
USA - Panama

Wed Oct 7th:
Guatemala/Costa Rica - Haiti
Mexico - Honduras

Tickets on sale a week from Thursday and each night is a separate ticket covering both games.

Rapids @ Houston In USOC

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The USOC draw just happened. As expected the Rapids were in a pod with KC, Dallas, and Houston. We got drawn 4th, which means we're the road team for both rounds. First we're at Houston then if we win we'll be at the Dallas/KC winner.

Rapids To Host USOC 4th Round Game

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Tonight the USSF revealed the draw for the U.S. Open Cup 4th Round. The Rapids were drawn at home(!) against the winner of the 3rd round game between the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Real Monarchs, played in SLC. The Monarchs are FSL's USL reserve team. The Rapids will host the winner on June 16th at 7pm.

Farcical Reschedule For KC-Colorado To Oct. 21st

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Today the teams announced that Saturday's postponed game will be played on Wednesday. Oct 21st at 6:30pm Mountain.

Honestly this whole postponement turned into a comical mess where KC played the Rapids (and presumably the league) to get exactly what they wanted. Almost every MLS postponed game is played the next day.

Game Will Not Be Played Tomorrow

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Official announcements from KC are that the game will not be made up tomorrow. The new date is still to be announced.

Colorado-SporKCs Delayed Due To Lightning

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Tonight's game has been postponed due to lightning in KC. No official word on rescheduling but it appears it will be tomorrow afternoon sometime. I'll update when we get an official announcement.

Schedule Changes and Roster Movement

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Over the last two days the Rapids have announced 3 schedule changes:

  • The Sun. July 12th home game against FSL has been moved to Sat. July 11th at 7pm
  • The Sat. October 3rd home game against FSL has been moved to Sun. October 4th at 5pm
What happened is that with the Gold Cup schedule being announced on Thursday the planned FOX Sports 2 coverage of our Rocky Mountain Cup match on July 12th conflicted with FOX's Gold Cup coverage.

2015 Schedule Released

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MLS released the 2015 schedule yesterday. A quick rundown of the Rapids.

*We start, as previously announced, on the road in Philly on March 7th. We then have a bye week before our home opener against NYCFC on March 21st.

*Our other bye weeks are June 13th and 14th, Sept. 5th and 6th (though we play midweek on the 9th), and Oct.

One Last Batch Of Pre-Holiday News

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A few pieces of news to wrap up the pre-holiday part of the preseason.

  • The Rapids didn't take anyone in the Re-Entry Draft Stage 2, but Marvell Wynne was selected by San Jose. So that leaves the Rapids with one player from the 2010 team left on the roster, Drew Moor (Armstrong is also around but was waived at the end of the season).

Schedule Change - July 26th

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The Rapids have just announced that the home game against Chivas USA that was scheduled for July 26th has been moved to the prior evening, July 25th, at 7:30pm This is due to yesterday's announcement of the Manchester United- Roma friendly on July 26th at Sports Authority.

2014 Schedule Released

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Better late than never with this post. Yesterday MLS released the season schedule, the earliest its ever been released. As expected this is the same home/away splits we played in 2012, and the exact opposite of last year's. That means long road trips to the Eastern Conference (NY, Toronto, Philly, New England, and DC) and 2 away games in Vancouver, Seattle, Salt Lake, and Dallas.

Ten Games To Go

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Yes, I know everyone is talking about the Torres rumors, but with the number of twists and turns that's taken, I'm going to wait until either Torres is standing in the Dick with a Rapids scarf and his ITC or the transfer window closes before I comment.

What I want to talk about tonight is the final 10 games and where we are in the playoff race.

GAME TIME NOW 1pm SUNDAY

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The Rapids have officially moved the game to 1pm Sunday March 10th. Tailgate will start probably at 10, certainly by 11.

A smart move by the club.

News and Notes - Feb. 8th

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Heads up, long post ahead. Time to catch up on some stuff from the week.

  • The big news is that the Rapids re-signed Jamie Smith today. Actually, based on the scrimmage report from Wednesday, it appears to have happened earlier this week but it was announced today. Good move from the team.

2013 Schedule Released

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The 2013 schedule was released today with no real surprises. Some odds and ends:

  • The Rapids have 8 nationally televised games, 6 on NBC Sports and 2 on UniMas.
  • RMC matches on Mar 16th (@FSL), Apr. 6th, and Aug 3rd (both home). If the same team wins the first two games the RMC will be awarded in April.

News & Notes - Jan 7th, 2013

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Just another grab bag of items.

  • The Hendry Thomas re-signing was made official today.
  • The full schedule is expected on Wednesday.
  • Edson Buddle was called up for January's Camp Cupcake Nats camp. This is not the player pool that will face Honduras in the first World Cup Qualifier but there's a good chance a handful of players from this camp will be on that roster.

Sporting Kansas City

A Look at Sporting KC's Television Conflicts with the Royals

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The Kansas City Royals today released the start times for all their games this season. This relates to Sporting KC because with Sporting's new television partnership with the Fox Sports Kansas City, the two are on the same network. In the agreement between Sporting KC and FSKC, should there be a conflict with the Royals, Sporting would be the ones that would jump to Fox Sports Kansas City Plus.

Busy Stretches Highlight Sporting KC Schedule

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MLS released their schedule for the 2016 season, and the mad rush is on for people to plan the rest of their year around home games, potential road trips, family vacations, and weddings. Sporting KC will start the season off quite busy. After just three games in March, KC will play 13 games between April 2nd and June 2nd, Sporting will basically play a game just under ever five days over that stretch, an absolutely brutal start to the season that will test the team's depth early on.

Disney Pro Soccer Classic Schedule is Out

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Preseason for Sporting KC begins next week, it seems like just yesterday Sporting lifted MLS Cup. They report to Tucson a week from this Friday and play their first preseason game two weeks from Saturday. The season is right around the corner. Today came the announcement of more preseason games.

The schedule for the Disney Pro Soccer Classic was released today.

Playoff Schedule, Palmer-Brown Call Up, and End of Season Voting

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Today was the first day that Sporting KC season ticket holders could purchase tickets for this year's playoffs. We'd been waiting for the dates of the playoffs to be announced, and we now have those dates thanks to the Seattle Sounders playoff ticket page.

According to the Sounders, the play-in game between the 4th and 5th seed will take place either on Wednesday, October 30th or Thursday the 31st at the 4th seed.

A Look at Potential Sporting KC and FC Kansas City Conflicts

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This spring and summer is going to be a busy when it comes to soccer, especially at it's highest level in this country. Today FC Kansas City and the NWSL announced their schedule for their first season. Between them and Sporting KC it's going to be a busy summer.

First the good news, soccer fans in KC will not have to decide between Sporting and FCKC being at home on the same day.

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Breakers Kick Off Season on 4/16

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The Boston Breakers have released their regular season schedule for the upcoming 2016 National Women's Soccer League campaign.

It all begins on Saturday, April 16 for the Breakers when they head to Maryland to take on the Washington Spirit.

Revs Full Schedule Revealed

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A week after providing a preview of their 2016 fixture list, the Revolution released their full, 34-match regular season schedule on Thursday.

The club previously announced its season opener at Houston on Mar. 6, as well as their home opener vs.

Breakers Unveil Schedule

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The Boston Breakers unveiled their 20-match schedule for the 2015NWSL seasonon Thursday.

The clubs kicks off it season on Apr. 11 at Providence Park against Portland Thorns FC before kicking off their home slate at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on Apr.

Team News

Timbers release official 2016 schedule

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Timbers fans get the news they've been waiting for - the 2016 schedule is finally here!!

Portland Timbers release official 2013 schedule

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It's finally here! Yes, folks, the Portland Timbers 2013 schedule is officially released. While there are still a few outstanding questions relating to kickoff times, Timbers fans have the general dates and times of every home and away match.

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Houston to Host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Double-Header

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On Wednesday, March 13th, the Confederation of North, Central America, and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule, with Houston being awarded Group B games featuring El Salvador vs. Haiti and Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago at BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday, July 15th.

Houston to Host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Double-Header

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On Wednesday, March 13th, the Confederation of North, Central America, and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule, with Houston being awarded Group B games featuring El Salvador vs. Haiti and Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago at BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday, July 15th.

Houston to Host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Double-Header

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On Wednesday, March 13th, the Confederation of North, Central America, and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule, with Houston being awarded Group B games featuring El Salvador vs. Haiti and Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago at BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday, July 15th.

The Rest

2015 Philadelphia Union schedule released

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Philadelphia Union faces four Western Conference opponents in their first five matches, and fans won't see Amobi Okugo, Pedro Ribeiro, and Danny Mwanga at PPL Park until the last game of the year.

2014-15 Dallas Sidekicks Schedule (press release)

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The Sidekicks return for a 3rd season of professional indoor soccer on October 25. An analysis of the schedule will appear later today in this space. The press release from the club is copied below.

Dallas Sidekicks announce 2014-15 regular season schedule Sidekicks to open season Oct 25 with inaugural match of Major Arena Soccer League ALLEN, Texas (Sept 9, 2014) –The Dallas Sidekicks announced their regular season schedule on Tuesday for the 2014-15 campaignas the team looks for a fifth franchise championship.

MLS scheduling issues emerge again

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MLS has some scheduling issues -- still. PSP's Earl Reed explores.

Lancers Women's Soccer Announce 2013 Schedule

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FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University 20th-year women's soccer head coach Todd Dyer ‘93 has announced his upcoming 2013 Schedule that features six Big South Conference home matches among the 11 league contests, as well as a visit to the Athletics Complex in Farmville by in-state opponent James Madison University.

Breakers Release Schedule; Opener Set for 4/14

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Katie Schoepfer, one of the Breakers leading scorers in 2012 is returning to the team this season. (Photo credit: Mark Gardner/Courtesy of the Boston Breakers)

By Kevin Koczwara

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the 2013regular season schedules today.