I know we're going to see an en masse cheering for the color orange a bit later today, but until then we're going to be against a bit of orange in the morning. Colorado will open their preseason slate of matches today with an afternoon affair against the Houston Dynamo down in Texas.
Both teams are likely to use this match for tuning up purposes and getting early looks at rookies and trialists. Colorado's top three MLS SuperDraft picks -- Marlon Hairston, Grant van de Casteele, Jared Watts -- along with (possibly) the latter three picks and some of the trialists we've heard about are likely to get time in the match. It will also be Pablo Mastroeni's first time testing the waters of coaching for a full 90-minute match.
The game will start at 10 am Mountain time. It won't be streamed anywhere online, but that's probably not a huge problem since preseason MLS matches always appear to be filmed with high tech potatoes when online streaming is provided anyway. The Rapids twitter account will be providing updates throughout the match.