All posts by Patrick Shea

Rapids Tryout Combine: Day One

The first day of the Colorado Rapids Tryout Combine at the Foothills Sports Arena in southwest Denver featured less than 24 players. According to Brian Crookham, Senior Director of Soccer Development for the Rapids, “We decided to select a smaller group this year so we could get to the point quicker.” The point, according to Crookham, is […]

Switchbacks FC tryouts: Day Two

Snow covered the Pride Soccer Complex at the start of Day Two for Switchbacks FC trialists. But after three 35-minute games, the fields of battle were almost completely clear. The thermometer showed mid-20s during warm-ups while the wicked wind chill was much lower. “Like I told the players, I thought the quality was better today,” […]

Wolde Harris named Switchbacks FC assistant coach

A few days ahead of the team’s open tryout on November 22-23, Switchbacks FC announced head coach Steve Trittschuh’s chief assistant, Wolde Harris. Harris and Trittschuh were Colorado Rapids teammates from 1997 to 1999. Trittschuh went to the Tampa Bay Mutiny and retired in 2001. In 2000, Harris moved to the New England Revolution for three seasons, […]

Rapids disperse: Now look ahead for 2015

As players exited the Colorado Rapids locker room one final time in 2014, many looked a bit worn out. Not happy after a dismal end to the season (but not completely down either), they talked about beginning 2015 in a positive way. For now, it’s time to recharge the mind and muscles. “I’ll stay here […]