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Suggestions for those going to Rapids game

The Sounders offer these travel suggestions for folks heading to the game:

Fans have more transportation options this Saturday for the Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids match at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Sounder Trains will be operating this Saturday from both Everett and Tacoma. Metro offers over 15 daily bus routes that stop within three blocks of CenturyLink Field. Metro Transit bus service is also available throughout the area with expanded service from Northgate, Eastgate and South Kirkland.

For more transportation information visit www.soundersfc.com/Matchday/Transportation/Guide.aspx

Fans are invited to participate in the following match day activities:

March to the MatchJoin Sound Wave, the Sounders FC Alliance and fans as they "March to the Match." The March will depart Occidental Park located in the heart of Pioneer Square at the intersection of Main Street and Occidental Avenue South at noon and finish just outside the Northwest Gate, where fans can enter the stadium.

Soccer CelebrationSoccer Celebration activities are located at the Northwest Gate, continue inside the stadium at the North Plaza and throughout the CenturyLink Field. Activities include inflatable games, face and hair painting, sign making, music and more. Soccer Celebration activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at First Kick.

Red Bull Streetbike DemoWatch one of Red Bull's youngest streetbike freestyle rider's, Aaron Colton, as he shows off his skills Saturday July 16 before and after the Sounders FC match versus the Rapids. The shows will take place in the North Lot outside CenturyLink Field directly after the "March to the Match" and 20 minutes following the match.

And also:

Fans are encouraged to bring new books, reading levels preschool to high school, to the Sounders FC next home match vs. the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, July 16. Monetary donations will also be accepted, and 100 percent of the donations collected at the match will benefit children in the greater Seattle area through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. First kick is set for 1 p.m.

Volunteers from the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and The UPS Store - the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program - will be at all gates collecting books and funds. Fans unable to attend the match may still participate in the Book Drive by dropping off books or monetary donations at local The UPS Store locations the week leading up to the match, July 11-15.

Visit SoundersFC.com for additional details and a list of participating The UPS Store locations, and to learn more about the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, visit toysfortots.org/literacy.

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