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

BYU Cougars host Harpo’s FC in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

The first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup begins across the country with 21 games on May 13. The matchup in Provo continues a recent trend of competition between top teams from Colorado and Utah. The BYU Cougars PDL team will host Harpo’s FC from Boulder. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MT at […]

PDL to USL: Switchbacks FC team up with Real Colorado Foxes

Following training on Wednesday at the Pride Soccer Complex in Colorado Springs, Switchbacks head coach Steve Trittschuh explained the history of cooperation with the Real Colorado’s PDL Foxes. Like the link with the Pride Soccer Club, the partnership with Lorne Donaldson’s club provides a path for players from PDL to USL and beyond. Listen to […]

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 Tryout Combine: Day Two

The level of play rose for the second day of the Colorado Rapids Tryout Combine at the Foothills Sports Arena, and Senior Director of Soccer Development Brian Crookham said the event “served its purpose well.” Players showed more confidence in themselves and their trialist teammates as the 11v11 games revealed more risk-taking, better decision-making, and higher […]

Rapids Tryout Combine: Day One

The first day of the Colorado Rapids Tryout Combine at the Foothills Sports Arena in southwest Denver featured less than 24 players. According to Brian Crookham, Senior Director of Soccer Development for the Rapids, “We decided to select a smaller group this year so we could get to the point quicker.” The point, according to Crookham, is […]