All posts by Patrick Shea

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 […]

Semifinal Sunday in Colorado

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park/Broomfield Commons — From the top of the Colorado soccer pyramid and the top of the Colorado Amateur Soccer League, two semifinals went into extra time on Sunday. The Rapids beat the Los Angeles Galaxy to reach the MLS Western Conference Finals with a Shkëlzen Gashi aggregate equalizer, stout defending for 120 minutes, […]

Two big soccer storms flying in from California

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park AND United Premier Soccer League stadiums in Colorado, southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho  — Like two huge snowstorms for ski season, Colorado soccer will receive short-term and long-term bounty from California. Short-term: On Sunday, Leg Two of the Rapids/gaLAxy MLS Western Conference semifinal series kicks off at noon in Commerce City. The Los […]

Mile High Juggle Try: Dillon Powers for America SCORES

If you can juggle, you can raise money for America SCORES along with Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers. Solicit sponsors to pay a per-juggle rate, and then keep the ball up as long as possible. Check out this video of Powers juggling 2,824 times and describing the #MileHighJuggleTry fundraiser for America SCORES. The challenge runs […]