The Colorado Rapids is an American professional football soccer club based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception. Colorado won the MLS Cup for the first time in 2010. The Rapids reached the final once before, in 1997, which it lost to D.C. United; they also reached the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1999. Colorado played its home games at the Mile High Stadium in Denver from -, and then at Invesco Field at Mile High in 2002, before moving to their current home Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City prior to the beginning of the 2007 season. The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Major League Soccer, owned and operated by the Anschutz Corporation (later AEG). The inaugural 1996 season was a forgettable one for Colorado.
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