The Colorado Rapids avoided the giant snowstorm that's hit Colorado in the past couple of days with a trip to California, good on them! They'll be going through a couple of preseason scrimmages and some training to prepare for the 2012 MLS season during their California trip, starting Sunday with a scrimmage against the Ventura County Fusion.
Ventura are a Southern California based team started in 2006, and will probably be the first team called 'Fusion' that the Rapids have played since 2001 when Miami still had an MLS team. If Wikipedia's article on them is anything to go by, they also have some... interesting looking jerseys. They also have a player named Dillon Barna, which kind of sounds like Dillon Serna. Yee-haw for random notes!
Apparently the Fusion have done quite well for themselves in the Premier Development League since their team was founded in 2007, so hopefully they'll give the Rapids a decent game leading up the Colorado's first MLS scrimmage against Chivas USA later in the week.
I'll assume that the Rapids will follow the 11 AM match-up with various Super Bowl parties, just like the rest of America will be doing!