All posts by Patrick Shea

Rapids chasing Sounders in Leg Two of MLS Western Conference Finals

Return Leg, MLS Western Conference — The Colorado Rapids returned home for Thanksgiving, but if their goals-against hospitality continues at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, the Sounders won’t get any leftovers. A 1–0 Colorado victory is enough to ensure another game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the MLS Cup Championship on December 10. See Colorado […]

Sights and sounds from CenturyLink

Photography (and guitar) courtesy of Keith Cirillo. CenturyLink Field — Before, during, and after the first leg of the MLS Western Conference final at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday, Keith Cirillo captured the rain-soaked musical march, the moist match, and a dry post-game interview session with Pablo Mastroeni and Brian Schmetzer.

UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara targets pro-am soccer gap

Toyota Sports Complex (Torrance, California) — Currently 11-0-0 in the United Premier Soccer League, the LA Wolves trained at Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance on Thursday night. Wolves president/general manager Yan Skwara took time to describe the history of his team, his role as UPSL commissioner, and the new conference from Colorado. Four injured and active Wolves shared their history with […]

Patcast Mobile: November 15, 2016

Colorado/Utah/Arizona/Nevada/California — Current of Colorado took a detour to film United Premier Soccer League games in southern California before the Seattle Sounders host the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday night. Hear a panel of experts discuss Zac MacMath in the afternoon, and catch a glimpse of a UPSL game under the waning Beaver Moon in Jurupa Valley, […]

Defending strikers first

Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni and Mainz 05 head coach Martin Schmidt are doppelgängers who need to meet face-to-face when the Bundesliga team returns to Colorado next summer. Both coaches were players who stepped over the sideline for the last time but didn’t walk past the bench. They share a philosophy that defensive shape produces offense and goals. […]

Long view: Rivalries have limits in MLS

VIDEO ABOVE: While MLS parity shuffles players throughout the league, talent also moves within clubs. In this Current of Colorado video, watch Sounders homegrown Darwin Jones (#17) dribble through Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs to score for Sounders 2 on September 17, 2016. Jones is now with the first team, and you can hear Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer describe player movement back in […]