Colorado Rapids' Fourth of July Facts and Stats, 1996-2021
Fourth of July record at a glance for the Colorado Rapids, noting that the 2011 meeting with Houston Dynamo was played on July 3.
All-time record on 4th July (including 2011) is: 13-6-6.
Record at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park (including 2011): 3-5-6
All drawn games on (or around Independence Day) have all come since the club moved to DSGP for the start of the 2007 season.
Teams faced: Metrostars/New York Red Bulls (5), Chicago Fire (3), Columbus Crew (3), New England Revolution (3), Seattle Sounders (3), Kansas City Wizards/Sporting Kansas City (2), Vancouver Whitecaps (2), D.C. United, Houston Dynamo*, Portland Timbers, San Jose Clash/San Jose Earthquakes.
In 2001, when the Rapids defeated D.C. United 3-1, all three goals came from John Spencer, thereby making him the first player in club history to score a hattrick. His first goal came after 48 seconds, off a second assist of the season for goalkeeper Scott Garlick.
The following year, Chris Carrieri replaced Jeff Stewart at halftime with the Rapids trailing Chicago Fire 1-0. He remains one of just four players in league history to score a hattrick after coming on as a substitute. The Rapids won 3-2 in front of a record 61,202.
1996 W 2-1 vs. New York/New Jersey MetroStars 1997 W 3-1 vs. San Jose Clash 1998 W 1-0 vs. MetroStars 1999 L 3-0 vs. Columbus Crew 2000 W 2-1 vs. Chicago Fire 2001 W 3-1 vs. D.C. United
2002 W 3-2 vs. Chicago Fire 2003 W 3-2 vs. Kansas City Wizards 2004 W 1-0 vs. New England Revolution 2005 W 2-1 vs. Kansas City Wizards 2006 W 3-2 vs. New England Revolution 2007 D 0-0 vs. Columbus Crew 2008 W 4-0 vs. New York Red Bulls 2009 L 2-1 vs. Chicago Fire 2010 D 1-1 vs. New York Red Bulls 2011* D 0-0 vs. Houston Dynamo (Played on July 3) 2012 L 1-0 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 2013 W 2-0 vs. New York Red Bulls 2014 D 1-1 vs. Columbus Crew 2015 W 2-1 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
2016 D 0-0 vs. Portland Timbers
2017 L 3-1 vs. Seattle Sounders
2018 L 2-1 vs. Seattle Sounders
2019 L 2-1 vs. New England Revolution
2020 (Cancelled, due to Covid)
2021 D 1-1 vs. Seattle Sounders