CURRENTS: AMATEUR

Cities across Colorado feature leagues and tournaments for men’s and women’s amateur teams

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patcast Blue Rush

Gates Soccer Complex/Addenbrooke Park — By sheer coincidence, Current of Colorado filmed three Colorado Rush games this weekend. After filming two DA battles on Saturday against Colorado Storm (and then Switchbacks/Sounders 2), capturing the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup pre-qualifier in Lakewood on Sunday was another Blue Rush event with alums and coaches beating FC Boulder, […]