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Dick's Sporting Goods Park to Host Liga MX match

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Some pretty exciting news out of Commerce City today.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids announced on Monday that they will be hosting an International Liga MX match at Dick's Sporting Goods park on Saturday, 2 July 2016.  Chivas and Club Morelia will take to the pitch at 8PM as part of the larger Independence Day weekend (the Rapids and Portland play two days later).  From the Rapids official press release:

Colorado Rapids announced today that Dick's Sporting Goods Park will host an international friendly between Liga MX sides, Chivas de Guadalajara and Club Morelia on Saturday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. MT.

One of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, Club Deportivo Guadalajara - often simply known as Chivas - has captured 11 first division titles and has raised three Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 110-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Their current standout players include Omar Bravo, Gullit Peña, Carlos Salcido and Isaac Brizuela.

Club Atlético Monarcas Morelia is a club based in Morelia, Michoacán and plays its home games in Estadio Morelos. Monarcas Morelia was founded on June 4, 1950. After the 1956-57 season, in which they ended up in second place, they were officially promoted into the Primera División to replace Puebla.

This continues a strong trend of Dick's Sporting Goods Park hosting big time international matches.  Last summer, the MLS All-Star game took place at Dick's and this summer the park will see Brazil, Panama, the USWNT, the Japanese WNT and now Chivas and Morelia.  Colorado is becoming a destination for big time matches and this is an exciting development.

So what do you think Rapids fans?  Is this a match you will go and see?  Let us know in the comment sections!