CURRENTS: HIGH SCHOOL

Large and small, Colorado high schools feature soccer programs for boys and girls

Three ships passed through the night in Colorado

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Cadet Soccer Stadium, Switchbacks Stadium — This past week featured at least three huge soccer events at the same time in Colorado (some in the same location). But most people missed out. Current of Colorado was on the ground with all three groups. Only a handful of the participants themselves even knew […]

Coming home to Colorado with Mainz 05 as guests

Switchbacks Stadium/Cadet Soccer Stadium (Colorado Springs) — It might look like two more soccer games on the local calendar, but the Colorado Cup is much bigger than that. It’s a hometown player’s return from Germany with gifts for Colorado soccer fans (two exhibition games, coaches clinics, camps, and special appearances from Mainz 05). Brought to you by Justin Rose […]

Colorado soccer pros launch mental toughness training with Pro Performance

In 2015, Luke Vercollone, James Riley, and Jordan Burt combined forces to create a mental strengthening program called Pro Performance. This Current of Colorado video runs over 14 minutes with explanations from the three players, along with pictures and videos of Pro Performance mentors in action in Colorado. But the Pro Performance Web site includes even more content based […]

On 3A, 5A Snow Day, 4A teams score a dozen at Legacy Stadium

Legacy Stadium, Aurora, Colorado — While 3A and 5A teams made snow angels at All-City Stadium in Denver and Sports Authority Stadium in Parker on Wednesday, the 4A semifinals featured a dozen goals at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Watch all 12 goals. Evergreen High School beat Cheyenne Mountain 4–3 in the 5:00 game, and The Classical Academy […]

4A Boys Quarterfinal: Evergreen 2, Palmer Ridge 1

Evergreen High School (November 3, 2015) — Consistently winning challenges and patiently probing with the ball, the Evergreen High School Cougars scored both goals in the first half of the 4A state quarterfinal game to beat Palmer Ridge 2–1 at Evergreen High School on Tuesday night. Fire-engine redheaded bears from Palmer Ridge fought back to equalize on […]

High School/Youth: Boys and girls have their own pyramids in Colorado

The Colorado high school soccer programs showcase competitive play, and boys and girls club teams perform well at the national level. Colorado State Cup and Presidents Cup play-in games 4A Boys Quarterfinal: Evergreen 2, Palmer Ridge 1 Westminster AFC College Showcase: Day One Not too noisy in Boise Three Colorado youth teams reach Region IV quarterfinals […]

Colorado OGs James Riley (far right in orange) and Bobby Burling (yellow boots in green) spar during training on Wednesday.

“OGs” Bobby Burling and James Riley set for Colorado home debut

Colorado-raised defenders James Riley and Bobby Burling have been part of many different clubs in their MLS careers, but both are looking forward to earning a win for the Rapids with this weekend’s homecoming match against New England. Burling, a Lewis-Palmer graduate from Monument, Colorado, returned home after the Chivas USA franchise folded. Extremely happy […]

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 […]