Are orange or blue assigned with the qualifying matches?

Are you assigned a color at the start of each match or can you choose after taking to your team partner?
I don’t see a rule about on what color your robot starts.

You can start either robot in either start space. There is a diagram that shows on which side the start spaces are located in the game manual. Plan to switch starting positions based on the strengths of your alliances.

Excellent. Thanks.