Tag Archives: Colorado

Long view: Rivalries have limits in MLS

VIDEO ABOVE: While MLS parity shuffles players throughout the league, talent also moves within clubs. In this Current of Colorado video, watch Sounders homegrown Darwin Jones (#17) dribble through Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs to score for Sounders 2 on September 17, 2016. Jones is now with the first team, and you can hear Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer describe player movement back in […]

Two big soccer storms flying in from California

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park AND United Premier Soccer League stadiums in Colorado, southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho  — Like two huge snowstorms for ski season, Colorado soccer will receive short-term and long-term bounty from California. Short-term: On Sunday, Leg Two of the Rapids/gaLAxy MLS Western Conference semifinal series kicks off at noon in Commerce City. The Los […]

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 […]

Tim Howard registers clean sheet in debut

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Tim Howard made two second-half saves during the Fourth of July scoreless draw between the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers on Monday. Hear Howard recount the game and share thoughts on his debut while the fireworks show begins outside the stadium. Post of the Match: The left post on the north goal won the […]

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 […]

CASL semifinals set up Harpo’s FC/FC Denver championship showdown

Broomfield Commons (Broomfield, Colorado) — Harpo’s FC beat FC Boulder 4–1 to reach the Colorado Amateur Soccer League (CASL) championship game next Sunday at Broomfield Commons. The CASL 2015 fall season champions — FC Denver*  — beat Colorado Rovers 3–2 in the other semifinal, a lightning-delayed battle. These highlights show a taste of the talent tussling […]

Bundesliga’s 1. FSV Mainz 05 coming to Colorado

Switchbacks Stadium (Colorado Springs) — Now sixth in the top Bundesliga table, 1. FSV Mainz 05 is heading to Colorado for two games in July. The ancient German club will face Switchbacks FC in the F.R.E.E.D.O.M* Cup at Switchbacks Stadium on July 12, 2016. On July 13, Mainz will take on Mexico’s Leones Negros in the Colorado Cup at […]

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 […]