From the SnowClasico World Cup qualifier to international friendly games, Colorado periodically features top FIFA events

Former Colorado club players Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado), and Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush) have become regulars at the top of the USWNT talent pool. Photo by John Babiak.

Hinkle, Pugh, Horan prep for USWNT-Japan rematch

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — During the pre-training press conference at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday afternoon, USWNT head coach Jill Ellis explained how it was premature to say if local midfielder Lindsey Horan would be among the final 18 for the match against Japan at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday night (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT). […]

Soccer-filled weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — John Babiak arrived early on Saturday with his cameras and didn’t leave Dick’s Sporting Goods Park until Memorial Day because he was busy capturing the Brazilian training session, the Colorado Rapids 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union, the unified group of players and leadership from both clubs at the Unified game late Saturday night*, and […]

Sights and sounds from Brazil 2, Panama 0

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Take a close look at John Babiak’s photography, and listen to stadium sounds and fellow ginger journalists Ryan Kaufman (Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM), Matt Pollard (Last Word on Sports), and Current of Colorado’s Pat Shea speaking with Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho and Willian after they helped beat Panama 2–0 at Dick’s Sporting […]


Brazil passes distraction test in 2-0 win over Panama

Photos by John Babiak. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Philippe Coutinho played with laser-focus when Brazil beat Panama 2–0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday night, even when he and other players received extra attention in the penalty box in the 20th minute. “It has never happened with me,” the Liverpool attacker answered when asked about the field-rushing […]

2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Colorado Recap

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup never really stops. Amateur teams in Colorado already started battling for qualification for 2016, and the long road continues with the CONCACAF Champions League in 2017. The next game is scheduled for November 22, 2015 (Colorado Rush vs Harpo’s FC). Boulder’s Harpo’s FC qualify for Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Lamar […]

USMNT/USWNT/FIFA: Friendlies, camps, and qualifiers in Colorado

Coverage of FIFA events in includes CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers, USWNT prepping for Canada, and a Bosnian-American National Team camp. Colorado’s Dillon Serna: From Rio Tinto to Rio de Janeiro USA, Canada advance to CONCACAF Olympic qualification semifinals Colorado’s Serna, Horvath striving for Rio Competitive Nature (USWNT in Colorado for friendly with China) When they’re not attacking, […]

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Colorado’s Dillon Serna: From Rio Tinto to Rio de Janeiro

Colorado’s Dillon Serna is looking to book a trip to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with his U-23 USMNT teammates this weekend after successfully winning Group A on his home field in Commerce City this week. Serna, a mainstay at left back for U.S. head coach Andreas Herzog, said the pressure isn’t too great if […]

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USA, Canada advance to CONCACAF Olympic qualification semifinals

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (October 6, 2015) — The road to Rio de Janeiro next summer was wet and cold on Tuesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, but the CONCACAF Olympic qualifier double-header was plenty warm, ending with USA and Canada moving on to the semifinals while Panama and Cuba head home. Game one: Canada vs Cuba Canada tied Cuba 2-2 […]

Colorado’s Serna, Horvath striving for Rio

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (October 6, 2015) — Dillon Serna and Ethan Horvath grew up playing soccer in Colorado, and they took different paths to be among the top U.S. players battling CONCACAF opponents to qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer. Growing up in Brighton, Serna played for the Colorado Rapids Academy and became a […]

Western Union Legends Game full of smiles

Video: View John Babiak’s pictures of the The Western Union Legends Game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, and listen to Michael Shea’s group perform “Old Devil Moon.” Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, September 12, 2015 — The Western Union Legends Game after the D.C. United/Rapids 1-1 draw on Saturday night was light and entertaining. Fans […]