CURRENTS: USL

New to the United Soccer League in 2015, Switchbacks FC plays league and exhibition games at the Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs

Conor Doyle recalled at halftime

Switchbacks Stadium — Conor Doyle was winning balls in the air and creating chances for Switchbacks FC during the first 45 minutes on Wednesday night, but the Colorado Rapids called at halftime to request his return for RSL on Friday night in Utah. Watch Doyle’s highlights and hear from head coach Steve Trittschuh.

Double-Doyle weekend for Colorado soccer fans

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park/Switchbacks Stadium — Colorado soccer fans saw two Doyles up top this past weekend. Neither Kevin nor Conor scored for the Colorado Rapids and Colorado Springs Switchbacks, but they exhausted themselves trying. On loan from the Colorado Rapids, Conor put a pile of shots on goal Sunday afternoon and created other chances for […]

Switchbacks, Whitecaps 2 draw 1–1 in skeet shooting contest

Switchbacks Stadium — Goalkeeper Spencer Richey saved nine of 18 second-half shots for Vancouver Whitecaps 2 while defenders deflected others and Switchbacks FC unloaded with everything they had in the 1–1 draw at Switchbacks Stadium on Friday night. In the 47th minute, a Switchbacks swarm of defending at midfield ended with Jordan Burt and Conor Doyle toe-poking the […]

Shot-stopping from W2’s Spencer Richey

Switchbacks Stadium — Vancouver Whitecaps 2 netminder Spencer Richey had to punch away crosses, tackle break-aways with his feet, adjust to multiple defender deflections, and save nine of 18 shots in the second half alone. No one can fault Switchbacks FC for not trying to score, and everyone should applaud Richey’s rejections. See full highlights […]

Rony Argueta (#8)

Switchbacks Stadium — According to Switchbacks FC head coach Steve Trittschuh, central midfielder Rony Argueta is “holding us together right now. He’s the leader of this team.” Listen to Tritt and watch Rony work. See full highlights here.

Swope Park Rangers equalize in stoppage time at Switchbacks Stadium

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs) — Alex Molano bent the ball near-post with enough power to escape Devala Gorrick’s grasp in the final moments of stoppage time at Switchbacks Stadium on Wednesday night, enough to rub the shine off Mike Seth’s 61st-minute goal and deflate the mood with the sound of two points flapping away whoopie-cushion style, a broken […]

All aboard! Joe Greenspan anchors Switchbacks FC defense with Christian Ibeagha

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs) — As all boats continue to rise along Colorado’s Soccer Front Range, Joe Greenspan explained the advantages of growing as a player within two organizations. He trains with the Colorado Rapids and Switchbacks FC, and he had the good fortune to play against Mainz 05 from the Bundesliga last week. Listen to […]

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 […]