The Colorado Rapids debuted their third kit in style with a 0-0 win over Tigres, after a dramatic penalty shootout that saw the Rapids win 7-6. Tigres, who are coming a disappointing 13th place finish in the Primera Division, are a joint partner of the Rapids and were playing COlorado for the first time. The game had all the signs of a friendly with the Rapids using a ridiculous nine substitutes during the match.
However, the home fans were not disappointed as Colin Clark, who was named man of the match Friday for his play in the Rapids 4-0 hammering of the Red Bulls, scored the deciding penalty. The win brings the Rapids all time record in international friendlies to an even five winds and five losses. Colorado will net battle an international foe when they take on Everton at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Aug. 3.
The biggest development of the game was the Rapids wearing their newly released third kit for the first time. The kit is the first in team history to feature red and not burgundy. The red is an apparent nod to their partner club Arsenal of the English Premier League.