News: Rapids to host Charity Shield match

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by JasonMa, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://twitter.com/rapidssoccer

    I'm not sure this is actually the first pre-season charity match in MLS history, but its still a cool thing to do.
     
  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Isn't the Charity Shield supposed to be between teams that won some hardware the year before?

    Otherwise, it's just a random preseason game.
     
  3. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, the 2009 USOC winner is playing the reserve champion fr4om 2006 and 2007! :D
     
  4. aimorris

    aimorris Member

    May 2, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The RailHawks hosted the Revs in a "Community Shield" match where all proceeds from the match went to charity last year.

    These games are very cool, I wish more clubs would do them.
     
  5. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    That is what I thought also, the MLS cup winner against the USOC winner
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Wizards played the Thunder in a Charity match last year up in Iowa to help those that sufferred from the flooding up there.
     
  7. Voodoo United

    Voodoo United Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Easton, Ma
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have to say I would like to see more of this from all teams. What great publicity this would bring to the MLS.

    Maybe they could extend it have a preseason tournament with a few teams. The teams get their fitness in and also raise money for good causes.
     
  8. beryl420

    beryl420 Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Hartford
    I think in general the charitable works of MLS and its individual teams don't get enough press.

    there is an interview from earlier this week on footiebusiness with an MLS VP about MLS WORKS which is a pretty good charitable organization. Interesting that they will be doing more to promote WORKS this year.

    http://footiebusiness.com/2010/01/25/footiebusiness-charity-week-mls-w-o-r-k-s/

    "FB: W.O.R.K.S. advertising is present on signboards during games and on MLS broadcasts. How is it determined when/where W.O.R.K.S. programs are advertised.

    JN: We will be increasing our marketing efforts during the 2010 season to try and give our initiative and charitable partners additional exposure during various times of the season. For instance, leading up to and surrounding Earth Day, we will promote MLS W.O.R.K.S. Greener Goals and during October, W.O.R.K.S. field boards will be pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness."
     
  9. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahamas
    Yes, this is the first Rapids Charity Shield in MLS history
     
  10. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do these make much money? I don't expect them to compare to the UNDP-affiliated Match Against Poverty that Zidane and Ronaldo help)ed) organize, but a few hundred people at a Railhawks-Revs game won't clear much after expenses. There were more than 50,000 fans in Portugal for the UNDP Match Against Poverty last weekend.

    Colorado is the first team that comes to mind for me to host this match. Their past involvement with Fabrice Noel's foundation creates something of a tie to Haiti, so even while there is a Haitian on RSL's roster (Jean Alexander), the team's humanitarian link isn't yet as strong as was there wth Colorado. I imagine RSL will do something, and soon.
     
  11. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rapids also had Jean-Phillipe Peguero on the roster in the past, and Fernando Clavijo coached the Haiti Nats before Colorado.

    One of the big reasons though I think is that our backup GK, Steward Ceus, is the child of Haitian immigrants. As of the last update last week he had not been able to contact any of his family in Haiti. Ceus was the backup GK for the Haitian team in last year's Gold Cup.
     
  12. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Official press release:

     
  13. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So mentioning the opponent in the press release would be too much to ask?
     
  14. aimorris

    aimorris Member

    May 2, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They do what they can do. Something's better than nothing.
     
  15. Ajas

    Ajas Member

    Sep 23, 2009
    3eattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Wow, that's great they're doing this for charity! I hope the lovely citizens of Colorado decide to make it to the fundraiser despite there being a Rapids game...
     
  16. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Due to a winter storm that's expected to drop 6-12 inches of snow on the Denver metro area between midnight tonight and midnight tomorrow, the Rapids are canceling the Charity Shield match at DSG Park with the Sounders.

    http://nofanalone.com/?p=1639

    (And anyone who thinks that a winter league schedule or starting at the season at the beginning of March is a good idea can bite me)
     
  17. RaveGreen

    RaveGreen Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
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  18. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    Ha! I was thinking the same thing.
     
  19. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And this means what exactly?
     
  20. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Snow, orange ball, and no players is what I see in the picture. :)
     
  21. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No players probably because the league realized that playing when snow is likely isn't a good idea.
     
  22. equus

    equus Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Hey, RSL is ready to play:

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  23. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's from the team's second or third annual preseason "snow shoe day" up in the Wasatch Mountains.
     
  24. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's the Dick today:

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    (Insert lame attendance joke here)
     
  25. scheck

    scheck Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn, I can really see the C-O-L-O-R-A-D-O today.
     

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