Colorado Rapids to hold open tryouts in July

The Colorado Rapids have announced the dates for the club's 2009 Open Tryouts, which will be held on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from 10 am - 3 pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The Colorado Rapids have announced the dates for the club's 2009 Open Tryouts, which will be held on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from 10 am - 3 pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The Rapids are inviting any interested players from Colorado and around the world for the opportunity to be scouted by the Rapids to potentially join the team.

Prospective players should be male, no older than 25 years of age, and should have extensive collegiate and/or professional experience.

Staff from the Colorado Rapids, including Technical Director Paul Bravo and Head Coach Gary Smith, along with coaching staff from adjacent professional soccer franchises such as the Colorado Rapids U-23 squad, Rapids Academy, and other local soccer clubs will be on hand to scout all participants.

Due to past popularity, the deadline to register is 5 pm on Wednesday, July 1st. Once they have applied, applicants will be notified via email whether they have been accepted to take part in the tryouts by Friday, July 3rd.

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