Rapids Vs. Earthquakes Preview: Colorado Returns Home On Wednesday

COMMERCE CITY, CO - MAY 26: Goalkeeper Matt Pickens #18 of the Colorado Rapids dives to make a save against the Montreal Impact at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on May 26, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids defeated the Impact 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Can the Rapids win their first game in Denver since late May?

After losing to Vancouver last Saturday, the Colorado Rapids are looking to bounce back as they host the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. It's the first time that the Rapids have played in Denver since May 26 due to recent hiatus caused by the Euro 2012 international tournament and a couple of US Men's National Team games in World Cup Qualifying.

Last week's 1-0 loss to Vancouver dropped the Rapids below .500 on the season, but they're still in fifth place in the Western Conference. They're nearly as close in the standings to fourth-place Seattle (five points) as they are to last-place FC Dallas (six points), though.

San Jose should provide a challenge, as the second-place Earthquakes have lost just three matches all season. This is the first time that San Jose has played after the extended break for Euro 2012.

Game time/date: 7:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, June 20

Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO

TV: Altitude

For more news and notes, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. More news on the Colorado Rapids can be found over at Burgundy Wave. For comprehensive soccer coverage, visit SB Nation's soccer news hub.

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