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Colorado Rapids supporters start GoFundMe to get Italian fan to home match

Most diehard MLS fans are able to hop in their car or take public transportation to a game, tailgating beforehand or even sitting in the supporters’ section.

But a member of the Colorado Rapids faithful doesn’t have that luxury, as Italy resident Lino De Rosa is an ocean away. He has been getting up in the wee hours of Italian mornings to watch his beloved team since 2012.

Those who are regulars at DICK's Sporting Good Park are dead-set on changing that, though, and are looking to get De Rosa out to his first Colorado home match. 

A GoFundMe account has set a $2,000 goal to help with De Rosa’s travel expenses such as airfare, transportation, lodging and food. You can donate here, if you’re so inclined.

It's not immediately clear as to when De Rosa could come out, though Colorado has two home games in five days in early September. Learn more about De Rosa’s story and Colorado’s dedication to get him out for a game in this story from CBS’s Denver affiliate

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