Rapids announce 2022 preseason schedule – The Denver Post
The Colorado Rapids announced their full 2022 preseason schedule Saturday, which will help get players prepared for a long season that includes the Concacaf Champions League, MLS regular season and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Players will report to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Monday to test for fitness. On Tuesday, it will be the team’s first chance to practice together since they exited the MLS Cup playoffs on Thanksgiving. On Jan. 16, they will head to Tucson, Ariz., for the first part of their preseason which will include training for a mixture of Desert Showcase and closed-door games.
The Desert Showcase has been one of the main MLS preseason training events since it was started in 2010, and will be at the Kino Sports Complex, the home of USL League One side FC Tucson.
The Rapids will train for 12 days before opening their preseason against Sporting Kansas City on Jan. 29. A closed-door game against Seattle Sounders is set for Feb. 1 followed by a game against Houston Dynamo on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
The second part of the Rapids’ preseason will take place in Orlando, Fla., where they will spend a week preparing for the Concacaf Champions League. They will depart from Tucson to Orlando on Feb. 9 with a closed-door game against Orlando City on Feb. 11. From there, it will be four more days of prep work before departing for Guatemala City on Feb. 15.
The 2022 Scociabank Concacaf Champions League first leg against Guatemalan champions Comunicaciones FC is set for Feb. 16 in Guatemala City at Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores. They will play the return leg at DSGP Feb. 23, with the MLS regular-season opener against LAFC on Feb. 26.
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