For their part, the Rapids are looking to rebound after a frustrating season in which they recorded just 35 points and missed the MLS playoffs. Led by captain and U.S. National Team member Pablo Mastroeni, the Rapids have made several off-season acquisitions to improve their squad, chief among them a trade for midfielder Christian Gomez, the 2006 MLS MVP.
Still, there's little doubt as to the main attraction when the two teams take the field. While it seems unlikely that Beckham can single-handedly elevate the MLS to Premier League status, his famous footwork and ball-bending ability should, at the very least, provide more kicks than your daughter's team.
Sat., March 29, 7:30 p.m., 2008