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USWNT-Japan draw showcases Colorado soccer roots

Photos by John Babiak. Interviews/writing/video-editing by Pat Shea. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — In a rematch of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final, Japan scored twice in the first 22 minutes, the U.S. Women’s National Team equalized off two Alex Morgan goals, Japan played the final 37 minutes with 10 players, Lindsey Horan put the […]

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 […]

Photo by John Babiak.

MLS titans battle to 1-1 draw in Colorado

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — The top two teams in MLS lined up without their presumptive top players, but the Rapids and Union replacements challenged presumptions with a 1–1 draw on Saturday night. After the final whistle, Union head coach Jim Curtain recounted a sumo-wrestling stalemate in the first half from depth players on both teams, followed by late-game […]


Mastroeni wants players to understand fatigue

Colorado had one of those MLS-induced weeks of exhaustion with three matches scheduled in just eight days. Luckily for the boys in burgundy, two of those were in the comfort zone of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. But it still takes a toll on players’ minds and bodies. “There was serious fatigue — 100% fatigue,” admitted head coach Pablo […]

CoC captured all LHUSOC games for Harpo’s FC and Switchbacks FC

Three of the four-corner states — Current of Colorado has filmed all the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games that Harpo’s FC and Switchbacks FC have ever played, a total of eight matches in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (six for Harpo’s, three for Switchbacks). If the math seems weird, consider May 20, 2015 and May 18, 2016. […]

Patcast Mobile #17: Harpo’s, Switchbacks, LHUSOC, Rapids, and wildlife on the road

Colorado and New Mexico — The first 500 fans through the gates of Switchbacks Stadium on Friday night will receive a cowbell courtesy of Penrose St. Francis, an easy way to intimidate the Portland Timbers 2 (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT). Learn about the cowbell special, the First Round win for Harpo’s FC in the Lamar […]

Rapids: “Keep fighting”

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni was quick to thank the C38 supporters group at the start of his post-game press conference following Colorado’s 1–0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. The TIFO he witnessed before the game simply stated, “Keep Fighting,” which is the relentless sentiment shared by his players. Zac […]