Rapids will open at home on March 4 versus New England

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Major League Soccer has announced the home opening dates (and thus most all road opening dates) for the 2017 season, including the Colorado Rapids.

Colorado, who finished the 2016 regular season with an unbeaten home record of 11-0-6, will open the season on Saturday, March 4 against the New England Revolution. The game will kick at 4 p.m. MT.

The Rapids faced New England only once in 2016, falling 2-0 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. It was Colorado’s second consecutive loss, after falling at Utah the week prior. It was the only back-to-back defeats Colorado suffered on the 2016 MLS regular season schedule.

The following weekend, March 11, Colorado will be in New York at Red Bull Arena to take on the Red Bulls. The Rapids defeated New York in Commerce City last season, 2-1. It was the second in a franchise-record streak of 15 unbeaten contests.