The Colorado Rapids hosted an MLS WORKS Special Olympics Unified Match on Saturday night. After Columbus Crew SC and the Rapids played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Special Olympics teams from Colorado and Ohio played against each other on the same field. There were two 15-minute halves with a five-minute halftime. Colorado ended up winning 1-0, but it was a fun evening enjoyed by all. The two teams had a social event on Friday night in Denver, where they played games, ate dinner and got to know each other. Ohio’s team was greeted back at the hotel by Crew SC Sporting Director & Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. He also gave them a pre-match speech at the hotel on Saturday. Ohio’s team got to go for a pre-match walk at Red Rocks on Saturday morning, and were surprised with personalized, official Crew SC, Acura-branded jerseys ahead of the game. This event was made possible by MLS WORKS, Acura and MAPFRE Insurance, as part of Crew SC’s “Give Forward” program.
Columbus will next travel for a June 17 match in Atlanta against MLS-expansion side Atlanta United with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. Crew SC next plays the Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, June 24 with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Enjoy half-off select beers (for supporters ages 21-and-over), Pepsi products, brats and pretzels through the 15th minute.*
*concession items subject to change
The Black & Gold welcome German Bundesliga-side and DFB Pokal-finalist Eintracht Frankfurt to MAPFRE Stadium for an international friendly on Monday, July 17. The match is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.