Leave it to David Beckham and the reigning MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy to draw the second largest crowd in the history of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, which has been home to the Colorado Rapids since the park’s opening in 2007. The Rapids dominated play most of the night, but an own-goal by Marvell Wynne off a set-piece and a goal by Landon Donovan 18 minutes later were enough for the Galaxy to overcome their deficiencies in front of a frenzied standing-room only crowd of 19, 152.
Yes, there is a professional soccer team in Colorado, a pretty darn good one to boot. With little publicity, the Rapids have provided something the Front Range has been missing of lateâ€¦a quality product on a grass field, and a team on an improbable run to the MLS Cup Final.
If the Rapids are able to continue their success at home and take a few more points on the road, this might be the year they can return to playoffs.
Denver, Colorado has long been a sports town. Ever since the Broncos joined the AFL’s Western Conference in 1960, Denver (and populated regions throughout the great expanses of Colorado) has taken pride in its teams and in representing those teams where it really matters; at live home games. Other big cities from coast to coast [...]