The guys have put in a lot of hard this preseason, and tonight they finally get to go out and play for something that counts. While the League started Season 15 last night with Seattle defeating the expansion Philadelphia Union 2-0, the Rapids kickoff tonight vs. Chivas USA in California (8:30 pm MT).
The game will be broadcast live and in HD in the region on KWGN-Channel 2. If you're not in the area, or don't get Channel 2, you can watch the game on MLSsoccer.com's MatchLive, or on the DirectKick Package on DirectTV, Dish Network, or check you cable company.
- Marc Stout will be the play-by-play voice and Brian Crookham the color commentator on tonight's broadcast.
- The Official Viewing Party for tonight's game in Denver is The British Bulldog on Stout St. In Boulder, the Official Viewing Party is at Connor O’Niells on 13th Street.
- Click here for the Denver Post's story on the season opener, with comments from coach Smith and Conor Casey. The Post also brings readers up to speed on yesterday's trade, WC break, and TV partnership. And, they give fans a snapshot on each player.
- There have been a bunch of previews and predictions posted through the soccer blogosphere. For a quick glimpse on each MLS team, check out the Associated Press preview.
- We're working closely with many people in New York to launch our new coloradorapids.com. Fans can go to the new MLSsoccer.com to get an idea of what's to come.
- In the meantime, you can read the game notes for tonight's game here.