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Saturday comes: Sounders-Rapids meet at 6:30

The Sounders and Rapids kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., a suburb northeast of Denver. The game will be shown on KONG 6/16. We'll keep our usual semi-running blog from the press box. I'll pop in with more on that this evening.

Meanwhile, here's my preview story from this morning's paper. The key issues covered are the mile-high elevation, the missing Sounders, and the interesting personnel links between the two rosters.

I haven't picked up a copy of the Denver Post yet, but here's a link to their Rapids coverage.

Some big thunderstorms passed through the area last night, but Saturday has begun with a calm, cool and cloudy morning. However, scattered storms are still in the forecast for today and tonight.

Elsewhere around the league, the big games seem to be Chivas USA at Kansas City and San Jose at Houston. The Dynamo -- like the Rapids -- can pull even with Seattle in the Western standings if the Sounders don't pick up at least a point tonight. Meanwhile, Chivas and the Wizards seems to be the MLS game of the week as Chivas has the league's best record and KC is just one point off the Eastern Conference lead. You can keep track of all the games at the MLS Match Center.