Tag Archives: Harpo’s

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 […]

With apologies to defenders and goalkeepers

Longmont Indoor Soccer — This video does not tell the whole story by a long shot. For one, it only includes goals from the first night of the Premier Arena Soccer League National Championships in Longmont, Colorado. None of the teams are marked in this video, but you can extrapolate and guess who wins the […]

Current of Colorado hosts never-ending song-writing contest

The FCC, ASCAP, and Katharine Lee Bates estate asked me to stop singing. But until we amend the First Amendment to stifle bad vocalists, I will continue clearing my throat. Why not listen to nine noisy songs if it gives us that terrific tenth? I’m not a member of any supporters groups, so I apologize for bypassing […]

Patcast #7,294: Rapids, Switchbacks, and Harpo’s in action

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park training field, Pride Soccer Complex, Miller Activity Center, and Elsewhere, Colorado — Soccer fans and teams don’t really rest, and the action continues for the Colorado Rapids, Switchbacks FC in Colorado Springs, and Boulder-based Harpo’s FC. Video: See current pictures from John Babiak and hear from Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni and newcomers Shkëlzen Gashi, Conor […]

Full-game Video: Harpo’s FC beat Blizzard in battle at the MAC

Miller Activity Center (Castle Rock, Colorado) — Harpo’s FC weathered a pulled-goalie finale to beat the Colorado Blizzard 2–1 in the last regular-season game of the Premier Arena Soccer League. Use the links below to watch all four quarters. Update your calendar to catch the PASL National Championships here in Colorado March 11–12, 2016. Opening games […]

Fragments past and present in Colorado indoor soccer

The inside story of indoor soccer in Colorado is a 1,000-piece puzzle. In my video, you will find perhaps 450 pieces, mostly current footage from four of the five Rocky Mountain Division teams in the Premier Arena Soccer League. But you’ll also hear interviews with PASL coaches who shared decades of national and Colorado indoor history. […]

The Mines men's and women's teams are RMAC champions. Photo by John Babiak.

What makes a team tick like a clock, not a bomb?

In 2015, Current of Colorado published 176 articles about boys, girls, amateurs, professionals, and international players at the highest level. I drove 28,525 miles to work 16 stadiums and 17 soccer complexes from Virginia Beach to Olympia, Washington, from Louisville, Kentucky to Casa Grande, Arizona and Boise, Idaho. Lessons in tactics and technique filled my […]