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Aurora native Davy Armstrong was the first Homegrown Player for the Colorado Rapids and now plays for Switchbacks FC. Photo by John Babiak.

Pushing through the pro ranks

Born and raised in Colorado, Davy Armstrong is continuing his professional soccer path at home. The Aurora native was a three-time All-Colorado team selection out of Rangeview High School (2007-2009), and he won the Denver Post All-Colorado Player of the Year award in 2008. Armstrong joined the Colorado Rapids youth program in 2007 and signed as the club’s […]

Rapids 2, UNLV 0

In a game designed to showcase talent on Friday, the Colorado Rapids used 16 trialists, veterans, and newcomers to beat UNLV 2-0 at the Peter Johann Memorial Field on the UNLV campus. Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni gave extended minutes to trialists while recognizing that UNLV players were trying to get his attention too. “Whether […]

Oscar Montoya: A Colorado soccer product

Oscar Montoya moved to Denver from Chihuahua, Mexico when he was 10. Now 22, Montoya is currently on trial with the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City. The crosstown trip from the Guadalajara Soccer Club of Denver to the training fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park went through Hawaii, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Germany, Dallas, Las Vegas, and […]

soCCer: Horst Richardson celebrates 50 years as head coach

After his team plays on Stewart Field at Colorado College (October 10, 3:00 p.m.), Horst Richardson will celebrate his 50th year as head coach of the Colorado College men’s soccer program. Dubbed “Horstoberfest,” the event will honor a Division III coach with an impressive record (531-301-69). The celebration will take place in the El Pomar Sports Center (Adam F. Press Fitness Center). Our […]

Oscar Montoya: Don’t forget the name

If you’re impatient, jump to 4:45 for the first goal of the game. Count the number of players on the field. Watch the whole first half and then the second half to see five more goals from Oscar. Oscar Montoya scored six goals for Chivas de Denver on Sunday, and he finished off a long cross a couple weeks ago with […]