Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 Schedule Released

The 2013 schedule was released today with no real surprises.  Some odds and ends:

  • The Rapids have 8 nationally televised games, 6 on NBC Sports and 2 on UniMas.
  • RMC matches on Mar 16th (@FSL), Apr. 6th, and Aug 3rd (both home).  If the same team wins the first two games the RMC will be awarded in April.
  • That April 16th game is part of the first MLS Rivalry Week where 8 of the matchups will be rivalries.
  • Its also one of two games not yet confirmed to be in Direct Kick, I'm guessing because Altitude is still figuring out its NHL TV schedule.
  • Only 1 non-Saturday home game (other than the 4th of July), Jamesons Night on Thursday, Aug 21st.
  • The opponent for the annual 4th of July game is NY.
  • 3 straight home games between 5/25 and 6/15 followed by 3 straight road games from 6/19 to 6/29.  Otherwise no more than 2 in a row home or away the rest of the season.
  • Only one 3 game week.  6/15-23 against  San Jose, @Chicago, and @Portland.
  • All of September and October are Western Conference games for the final playoff push.  It could come down to finishing with back-to-back games against Vancouver (home then away).
  • All but 1 of the March, April, and October home games are warmer Saturday afternoon games.  October 5th is a Saturday night game for TV.

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