Rapids Partner with Local W-League Team for Doubleheader on September 18

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Wednesday, August 18, 2010) – The Colorado Rapids have again joined with the W-League’s Colorado Force from Fort Collins to present a soccer doubleheader, featuring the highest level of men’s and women’s soccer in Colorado as part of the Rapids’ 4th Annual Women’s Soccer Celebration.

On Saturday, September 18, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will host the Force’s match vs. the Colorado Rush, kicking off at 4:00 p.m. MT. The game will precede the match between the Rapids and New England Revolution, which will kick off at 7:00 p.m. MT.

Between the games, members of the Force and Rush will conduct an interactive soccer clinic and autograph session for young players under 18 years of age.

“The Women’s Soccer Celebration has continued to be a highlight of our home schedule since we opened Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2007,” said Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush. “Through our relationship with the Force, we have the opportunity to present fans the best the game has to offer at both the men’s and women’s professional levels in Colorado.”

The doubleheader is a part of the Rapids’ 4th Annual Women’s Soccer Celebration, which was launched in 2007 to raise awareness of women’s sports and role models, to promote healthy lifestyles and to unite Colorado soccer fans.

Amy Snider, co-founder of the Force, calls the event an opportunity to bring the state’s soccer fans together, saying: “The Rapids continue to provide great leadership for Colorado soccer by highlighting the women’s game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. It will be great to showcase the talent of Colorado’s two top women's teams at this year's Women's Soccer Celebration.”

Tickets for the 4th Annual Rapids Women’s Soccer Celebration start at just $16. One ticket will get fans into both matches that night. Tickets are available for purchase at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park Box Office, via phone by calling TicketHorse at 303-53-HORSE, at the kiosks at any Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods location, or online at ColoradoRapids.com.