Colorado Rapids
Founded 1995
Nickname Rapids

Club colours
Burgundy shirts, burgundy shorts

Ground Dick's Sporting Goods Park (33,597)

Manager Fernando Clavijo

Owner Stan Kroenke

Website www.coloradorapids.com

Honours MLS Cup Runners-up 1997 US Open Cup Runners-up 1999 Additional information
  • The Rapids opened their new stadium, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas on April 9, 2007. It is the club's third home having played at Mile High Stadium from 1996 to 2001 and the INVESCO Field from 2001-2006.
  • Since the MLS was expanded in 2005, the Rapids' nearest neighbours have been Salt Lake City. At the end of each season the side with the better head to head record wins the Rocky Mountain Cup, a competition developed by the supporters of the two clubs. The Rapids currently lead 2-0 having won the trophy (named after the district both clubs are based in) in both 2005 and 2006. The holders are on to retain their trophy having recorded a win and a draw in their two meetings with Salt Lake so far this term.
  • Colorado Rapids were one of the 10 founding clubs of Major League Soccer.
  • Former Arsenal midfielder Anders Limpar played for Rapids between February 1999 and November 2000. Other players to have played for Colorado and in England include Chris Woods, John Spencer, Marcus Hahnemann, Shaun Bartlett, Daryll Powell and Terry Cooke.
  • Colorado have had one English manager. Bobby Houghton was the club's first coach but only stayed at helm for one season.

BEC Tero Sasana
Founded 1992
Nickname Fire Dragon

Club colours
Red shirts, white shorts

Ground Nogjok Stadium (7,000)
Manager Regis Laguesse

Chairman Brian Marcar

Website www.becterosasana.in.th

Honours Thai Premier League Champions 2000, 2002 FA of Thailand Cup Winners 2000 Asian Champions League Runners-up 2003 Additional information
  • BEC Tero Sasana were finalists in the inaugral Asian Champions League in 2003. They lost 2-1 to Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates.
  • The team was originally founded under the name Sasana Vitthaya School FC. This later changed to Singha Tero Sasana due to sponsorship deals with Singha Beer and Tero Entertainment. Finally, after the BEC World Public Company Limited bought Tero Entertainment, the name was changed to BEC Tero Sasana.
  • In 2006 BEC Tero Sasana and Arsenal opened a gift store at CentralWorld in Bangkok, the largest shopping complex in South East Asia.

Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Founded 2002


Club colours
White shirts, white shorts

Ground Pleiku Park (15,000)

Manager Huynh Van Anh

Chairman Doan Nguyen Duc

Honours V-League Champions 2003, 2004 Vietnamese Super Cup 2003, 2004 Additional information
  • Hoang Ahn Gia Lai's Ghanaian striker Yaw Preko won a bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He also played in Europe for Anderlecht, Gaziantepspor, Fenerbahçe and Halmstads.
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