CURRENTS: SEMI-PRO

Competing in the Premier Arena Soccer League, semi-pro players earn money and gain experience in Colorado

Patcast Mobile #17: Harpo’s, Switchbacks, LHUSOC, Rapids, and wildlife on the road

Colorado and New Mexico — The first 500 fans through the gates of Switchbacks Stadium on Friday night will receive a cowbell courtesy of Penrose St. Francis, an easy way to intimidate the Portland Timbers 2 (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT). Learn about the cowbell special, the First Round win for Harpo’s FC in the Lamar […]

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 […]

With apologies to defenders and goalkeepers

Longmont Indoor Soccer — This video does not tell the whole story by a long shot. For one, it only includes goals from the first night of the Premier Arena Soccer League National Championships in Longmont, Colorado. None of the teams are marked in this video, but you can extrapolate and guess who wins the […]

Current of Colorado hosts never-ending song-writing contest

The FCC, ASCAP, and Katharine Lee Bates estate asked me to stop singing. But until we amend the First Amendment to stifle bad vocalists, I will continue clearing my throat. Why not listen to nine noisy songs if it gives us that terrific tenth? I’m not a member of any supporters groups, so I apologize for bypassing […]

Patcast #7,294: Rapids, Switchbacks, and Harpo’s in action

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park training field, Pride Soccer Complex, Miller Activity Center, and Elsewhere, Colorado — Soccer fans and teams don’t really rest, and the action continues for the Colorado Rapids, Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs, and Boulder-based Harpo’s FC. Video: See current pictures from John Babiak and hear from Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni and newcomers Shkëlzen Gashi, Conor […]

Full-game Video: Harpo’s FC beat Blizzard in battle at the MAC

Miller Activity Center (Castle Rock, Colorado) — Harpo’s FC weathered a pulled-goalie finale to beat the Colorado Blizzard 2–1 in the last regular-season game of the Premier Arena Soccer League. Use the links below to watch all four quarters. Update your calendar to catch the PASL National Championships here in Colorado March 11–12, 2016. Opening games […]

Premier Arena Soccer League Game Footage (Rocky Mountain Division)

GAME ONE: January 22, 2015 — Harpo’s FC 10, Rocky Mountain Bighorns 2 First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter GAME TWO: January 30, 2016 — Colorado Blizzard 6, Rocky Mountain Bighorns 3 First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter VIEW THREE: PASL Rocky Mountain Division Update (February 2, 2016)

Fragments past and present in Colorado indoor soccer

The inside story of indoor soccer in Colorado is a 1,000-piece puzzle. In my video, you will find perhaps 450 pieces, mostly current footage from four of the five Rocky Mountain Division teams in the Premier Arena Soccer League. But you’ll also hear interviews with PASL coaches who shared decades of national and Colorado indoor history. […]

Harpo’s FC beats Colorado Blizzard 11-8 in PASL season opener

Longmont Indoor Soccer — Harpo’s FC started slow against an experienced Colorado Blizzard squad from Colorado Springs, but the Boulder-based team prevailed 11–8 to kick off the winter Premier Arena Soccer League season on Friday night. Video: Watch all 19 goals (almost five minutes of action). Since the PASL season opener was on the 44th anniversary of […]