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GAME PREVIEW: Colorado Rapids SOCO vs Kansas Unified Team

The Colorado Rapids SOCO squad take on our friends from the Kansas Unified Team at approximately 8:45 PM MDT tonight at Sporting Park

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The grudge match between Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City is not just between the first teams, but also the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Squad and the Kansas Unified Team.

This critical match in the table is one that will pose a unique challenge to the Rapids squad as visitors have learned the difficulties playing at "The Blue Hell" of Sporting Park, but it looks like the Rapids are up for the match.

From Wayne Brandt, Senior Director of Marketing and Fan Development for the Rapids:

"It is a very important event in our calendar at Colorado Rapids. Our aim is to give these athletes the same experience as our first-team players throughout the weekend - from preparation beforehand, through the game itself and afterwards too. This is the first game of a double-header against Sporting KC and, in keeping with the spirit of the weekend, we are going there with victory in mind."

This will be the second of two matches to played in 2015 between the Rapids SOCO and the Kansas Unified Team.  A trip to Dick's Sporting Goods Park is in the works late in the season.

From all of us at Burgundy Wave to the Rapids SOCO team: bring home the three points for the Burgundy Boys!!