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Burgundy Links: 7 April 2016

It's Thursday here in the most beautiful state in the Union.

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Hello Colorado Rapids fans and happy Thursday!  We are a little over 48 hours from the first Rocky Mountain Cup match of the year and for the Rapids it represents a pretty major test for them.  Where are they at?  Are they a good team?  We will know a heck of a lot more after the match in Sandy on Saturday.

Here are a few of the soccer stories we are following today:

Major League Soccer is looking back at the first match and first season in history.

US Open Cup first round match-ups were announced and possible second round match-ups.  This includes Harpo's FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Charlotte Independence.

The Switchbacks open their home slate on Saturday.  They are looking to continue momentum.

Two years ago I wrote an article about the location of Dick's Sporting Goods Park and how people should not complain about where it was at.  I re-tweeted it tonight and wanted to share it with you again: