weather icon Clear

Lights FC preview against Colorado Rapids

Lights FC Preview

Who: Lights FC vs. Colorado Rapids.

What: USL/MLS spring training match.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Cashman Field.

TV: None. Radio: Spanish only, KENO (1460 AM).

Tickets: Starting at $15 each.

Promotion: For President’s Day, free ticket for fans who share their last name with any U.S. president.

Lights FC outlook: This is the exhibition finale for the Lights, who open their 2019 USL season March 9 vs. the Austin Bold FC. The Lights won their previous preason match, winning a 5-1 match over Toronto FC, the 2017 MLS Cup champions. This is the fifth different MLS team to visit Cashman Field since last February. It was the Light’s first victory over an MLS team. … The Lights FC have won four other preseason matches against USL teams that were not open to the public. … Their roster includes 17 players new to the team this season.

Rapids outlook: It’s unclear who they will start in goal, but their roster features one of the best goaltenders in U.S. Men’s National Team history, Tim Howard, who said he will retire at the end of the season. … This is the fourth of six exhibitions (1-2). They lost 2-0 to Toronto FC earlier this week in a scrimmage at Chula Vista, California. … Lights players Thomas Olsen and Javan Torre will be facing the Colorado team that drafted them in 2018 and 2016, respectively.

Contact Bill Bradley at bbradley@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2909. Follow @billbradleyLV on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Carli Lloyd sends big message with tiny golf clap

Carli Lloyd had just scored on an 18-yard volley. After leaping, pumping a fist and hugging a teammate, she raised both hands chin high and made four tiny pitter-patter claps.

Lights FC stuns New Mexico United, stays unbeaten at home

Lights FC bolted to a three-goal lead and buried New Mexico United 5-1 in a United Soccer League match Saturday before an announced crowd of 7,882 at Cashman Field.

Las Vegas Lights FC looks to break out of scoring slump

The USL team will try to end the drought without suspended leading scorer Irvin Raul Parra when it hosts Western Conference leader New Mexico United on Saturday.

US women catch heat for World Cup goal celebrations

The U.S. women’s national team set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory, but there were questions about sportsmanship following celebrations in a 13-0 rout.