The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. MT.
According to the Rapids’ website: “The rescheduled match will be open to fans and Rapids Season Ticket Members will have first access to purchase the limited number of available tickets. Additional information on how to access tickets will be made available at a later date.”
Sunday, September 27 would’ve been the third time the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City have met up this season. During the MLS is Back Tournament, SKC beat the Rapids 3-2 and then the two sides played to a drew in Commerce City on August 29. Since their draw about a month ago, the Burgundy Boys have gone 3-2-1, while SKC have gone 1-1-3.
Sporting were supposed to travel to Colorado again for the match this weekend, but it was announced on Saturday morning that the game would be postponed due to four positive COVID-19 test results (one player and three staff members) on the Rapids side.
According to the announcement: “As part of detailed health and safety protocols, all players, technical staff and essential club staff are tested every other day with aggregated results announced every Friday.” and “All other members of the Colorado Rapids are asymptomatic, have received negative test results for COVID-19 and are following MLS medical protocol.”
On the one hand, this gives the Rapids a little break so that guys like Younes Namli and Diego Rubio can get an extra rest ahead of their match vs. the Portland Timbers on Saturday, October 3.
The downside is that the schedule is pretty packed from now until the playoffs in November, so it may be tough to squeeze this one in later. There is currently no day and time set for the rescheduled game.