The Rapids will play their first match of the preseason in Las Vegas against the San Jose Earthquakes Feb 15th at Cashman Field. In the first ever Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge Cup(way too long of a name). Full story here.
The Rapids then head to Tucson to take part in the Desert Diamond Cup from Feb 18-28th hosted by the United Soccer Leagues PDL team, F.C. Tucson. Accommodations and ticket information here. Eight other MLS teams along with the Rapids will participate in preseason activities in Tucson, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes as early as January 31st.