All posts by Patrick Shea

Get after it

Copyright © 2017, Patrick Shea “I was the last guy to cover Roy Wegerle when he played striker for the Colorado Rapids,” Diego told the players gathering before dawn for Friday Extra Effort Training. The Colorado Clix director of coaching selected Diego to lead a special center back session this week. “It was a piece […]

Rush beats FC Boulder 2–0 in UPSL action

Shea Stadium (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) — Colorado Rush scored two first-half goals to win 2–0, but FC Boulder battled to the final whistle in the United Premier Soccer League home opener for Rush at Shea Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Listen to Michael Shea with the pregame images and Karl Denson for a dozen-plus minutes of highlights.

More about UPSL…

United Premier Soccer League commissioner Yan Skwara took the time to speak with Current of Colorado founder Patrick Shea after Shea drove from Colorado to California to speak with Skwara and film his LA Wolves training session. Shea also filmed two UPSL games. See Wolves knock the ball around while listening to Skwara and some of his players.

too-big-to-fail

Too big to fail, or too big to traverse?

Travel kills U.S. soccer development because our nation is too huge, but my Current of Colorado video strategy addresses the issue. Hear me out, por favor. You can start your drive from Region I to Region II at sunrise, swing through Region III, and return home before sunset. But you’ll cover more than 4,000 miles to get from the eastern edge of […]

Competition flows differently for Current of Colorado

Soccer fields everywhere (November 29, 2016) — Every soccer game is a three-ring circus, and Current of Colorado pays attention to all three rings (both teams and the ref crew). Competition is fundamental for these three groups. Unfortunately, many folks beyond the sidelines mar the beautiful game. They simply don’t get it. They essentially tug shirts and throw elbows because […]

Sounders advance to MLS Cup with Jordan Morris goal

Editor’s Note: The following photographs from Keith Cirillo show action before, during, and after the first game at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday night, but this story captures both legs together. Kickoff for Leg Two at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is less than two hours from now…. Editor’s Note at 10:10 p.m.: The video is complete […]