Colorado youth players recount trip to Mainz earlier this year

Colorado youth players recount trip to Mainz earlier this year

NOTE: The audio accompanying this video comes from Xtra Sports 1300 in Colorado Springs announcing the two exhibition games between Mainz 05 against Switchbacks FC (July 12 at Switchbacks Stadium) and Mainz 05/Leones Negros at USAFA on July 13. Get tickets and information from the Colorado Cup 2016 Web site.

Colorado/Germany — Although Mainz 05 won’t arrive in Colorado for a few days, the story of this trip includes a group of boys from Vail and New Mexico who traveled to Mainz, Germany earlier this year for lessons in life and soccer. They played games, attended training sessions, played against a refugee team, and watched a Champions League game in the stadium with the refugees.

Watch these videos to hear some of the boys speak with event organizer Justin Rose after the trip. Listen to these kids give an unscripted account of the true message behind this soccer exchange. All of the interviews are revealing, but this particular video captures the perspective of a player who also competes in all ski disciplines (tight slaloms to Super-G). Subscribe to the Colorado Cup YouTube channel to learn more about the Colorado Cup and the stories behind the story.

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