Balboa also is involved in planning for the Rapids' soccer-specific stadium, which is scheduled to open in Commerce City for the 2007 season. He said one of his goals is to restore the Rapids' jerseys to their original green color, instead of their current blue and black.There seems to be a trend here of teams changing image (colors) with the opening of their new stadium. If I'm being a pessimist (which I usually am) I'm thinking they need to sell more shirts in order to pay for the new facility. Now, I'm not saying the shirts MLS teams wore in '96 are worth bragging about...or keeping. But in order for the league to establish itself and build some tradition, we've got to stop changing some of the few constants we have.
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