COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – For the second year in a row, the Colorado Rapids will host USL side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the 4th Round of the U.S. Open Cup.
In last season’s matchup, a 4-1 victory by the Rapids, Colorado’s young guns put on a display, with goals from rookies Dominique Badji and Joe Greenspan and a brace from homegrown midfielder Dillon Serna.
“This year, we have the mentality where we’re in a place to win trophies,” Serna said last week, referencing the Rapids’ place atop the MLS table. “I think this is a great opportunity for us to make a good run in this tournament.”
Tuesday night’s game could also mark the return of Marco Pappa, who looks to make an appearance for the first time since suffering an MCL sprain in April against the New York Red Bulls.
-- MARCO CUMMINGS | More on ColoradoRapids.com