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

Get your tickets for Mainz 05 in Colorado July 12, 13

See this promo for the Colorado Cup 2016, and then buy your tickets through coloradocup2016.com. Spread the word through the soccer community. These games have been scheduled for months, but players, coaches, and fans in the region still don’t know about Mainz 05 playing Switchbacks FC at Switchbacks Stadium on July 12 and Leones Negros at […]

Colorado youth players recount trip to Mainz earlier this year

NOTE: The audio accompanying this video comes from Xtra Sports 1300 in Colorado Springs announcing the two exhibition games between Mainz 05 against Switchbacks FC (July 12 at Switchbacks Stadium) and Mainz 05/Leones Negros at USAFA on July 13. Get tickets and information from the Colorado Cup 2016 Web site. Colorado/Germany — Although Mainz 05 won’t arrive […]

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 […]

Real Monarchs work for 1–0 shutout at Switchbacks Stadium

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs) — Real Monarchs goalkeeper Eduardo Fernandez made eight saves while Switchbacks FC misfired all Sunday afternoon during the 1–0 win for Salt Lake City at Switchbacks Stadium. Like Lionel Messi later that night, fellow human Luke Vercollone missed a kick from the penalty spot. The Switchbacks captain had a chance to equalize late in […]

Rapids, Switchbacks, Real Colorado have skin in “Banana Skin Game”

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — As Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni explained after his cadre of 14 players beat Switchbacks FC 1–0 in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Tuesday night, “these kinds of games are banana-skin games.” Mastroeni said, “It’s a lose-lose for us. You’re meant […]

Fourth Round LHUSOC rematch for Switchbacks FC and Colorado Rapids

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — When Switchbacks FC beat Arizona United on June 1, Colorado soccer fans knew they would get to see a Rapids/Switchbacks rematch in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 14. Today, both teams top the MLS and USL tables, and they’ve played two fewer games than the next-best […]

Maybin, Gonzalez score early in Switchbacks FC 2-0 win over Saint Louis FC

Switchbacks Stadium — Marty Maybin exploited a mistake in the Saint Louis FC defense to score the opening goal in the third minute of a 2–0 Switchbacks FC victory at Switchbacks Stadium on Saturday night. Miguel Gonzalez took a pass from Josh Suggs on the left wing and added a second goal from a sharp angle in the […]