Soccer players create their own stories on and off the field

Kevin Doyle scores the game-winner. Photo by John Babiak.

Current of Colorado: Thank You, Contributors

Without the help of John Babiak’s photography and reporting from Brian Jennings, coverage of the Colorado Rapids would be spotty on Throughout the season, John captured game-winners, saves, and key moments.* Brian traveled to Orlando, Sporting KC, and weekly to Commerce City for games and training sessions. John’s son Marko Babiak helped with video editing, and […]

Overflow: Colorado soccer outside the lines

Although Current of Colorado concentrates on the action between the corner flags and the first and last whistle, soccer outside the field boundaries overflows with different stories. Western Union Legends Game full of smiles September 12 double-header: Rapids/D.C. United AND Western Union Legends Game Candid cameras tell the truth Trittschuh and Schmetzer on tryouts and scouting […]

Pat Shea in Other Publications

About a dozen fire-hazard clips from Soccer America endanger Pat Shea’s closet, along with other hard-copy files from more than two decades of covering soccer in Colorado. The links below are modern examples from this millennium. Sueño MLS Day One Sueño MLS Day Two Sueño MLS (How far players will go) Sueño MLS Final Switcheroo […]

Candid cameras tell the truth

Heritage Dells Park, September 22, 2015 — Three cameras captured soccer antics at Heritage Dells Park today. This video includes views from all angles, horizontal and vertical split-screen comparisons, audio overlays, and annotations. Although you won’t see the World Record Performance (28 seconds shaved off the previous mark), you’ll witness the power of analysis with careful filming and editing.

September 12 double-header: Rapids/D.C. United AND Western Union Legends Game

Catch two games this Saturday when the Colorado Rapids host D.C. United at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (7:00 kickoff), followed by the Western Union Legends game featuring Ramón Ramírez, Terry Cooke, Claudio Suárez, Claudio López, Brian Mullan, Luis García, Luis Hernández, and Marcelo Balboa. Surrounding these stars, 20 players selected from a group of more […]

Western Union Legends Game tryout draws hundreds

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Field #10 (August 29, 2015) — More than 450 players laced up their boots on Saturday for a chance to play in a friendly match with former Rapids Marcelo Balboa, Claudio López, Brian Mullan, and Terry Cooke and Mexican National Team legends Ramón Ramírez, Luis Hernández, Claudio Suárez, and Luis García. The lucky 20 […]

Fred Ammer Vail Invitational Tournament kicks off

Video: Watch highlights of the Rovers (white) beating the Guadalajara Soccer Club of Denver 1-0 at the Fred Ammer Vail Invitational Soccer Tournament on Friday night. This year’s competition features a dozen teams in the Gold Division and six in the Silver Division. They’ll continue competing all day Saturday, culminating with a $1,000 cash prize for the Gold champion on Sunday ($750 […]

Vintage soccer in Virginia Beach: 2015 USASA Veteran’s Cup

Video: Watch highlights of the Tokyo Seniors battling to a scoreless draw with Oklahoma United during the group stage of the over-65 division at the USASA Veteran’s Cup in Virginia Beach last week. The Tokyo Seniors advanced to the second round but faced a high-scoring Golden State Legends O65, losing 5-2. The Golden State Legends beat O65 NC United 2-1 to […]

Help design the “Blowout Blowout”

Come to our AirBnB in Del Norte and help me complete my dream: a running/mountain biking/hiking event with Blowout Pass as the hub. Like the Y-shaped course in Born to Run, routes can radiate from the pass and return to the center. Bennett Peak (shown in this video) is an obvious point for positioning one […]

CSA Cinco de Mayo champions: Chivas de Denver

The Guadalajara Soccer Club of Denver (Chivas de Denver) scored an early, fantastic goal on Sunday afternoon and continued rolling to a 4-0 victory over Valencia at Fort Logan to win the first annual Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) Cinco de Mayo tournament. Originally scheduled for Nueve y Diez de Mayo, the games lasted briefly that Saturday in […]