Tag Archives: MLS

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patcast #17: Bobby Burling talks Rapids, Switchbacks FC postpone until June 29

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — Bobby Burling provides keen insight into the 2016 Rapids. Also in this episode, Switchbacks FC postponed hosting Real Monarchs until Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (7:00 p.m. kickoff, MT). Two birds visited the Current of Colorado office to discuss their favorite Switchbacks FC goals (and share a goal from the Denver South Rebels). […]

John Babiak (@Photog_JohnB) snaps details: Rapids 3, Sounders 1

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — The Colorado Rapids beat the Seattle Sounders 3–1 last Saturday night, and photographer John Babiak caught the action on camera. Look at the photographs while hearing from Pablo Mastroeni, Jermaine Jones, and Sigi Schmid. Jermaine Jones scores the opening goal. Luis Solignac scores right after halftime (Rapids 2, Sounders 0). […]

Strength at altitude: Don’t foul

Foothills Sports Arena — With three inches of snow outside, the Colorado Rapids worked inside the Foothills Sports Arena on Friday to prepare for their east-coast trip against D.C. United on Sunday (3:00 kickoff, MT). The Burgundy Boys loaded up on hemoglobin, more oxygen carry-on baggage to sneak into RFK. Colorado’s players might gain an edge when they drop in […]

Faster than you think

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — According to Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni, the speed of play in MLS games is “100 miles an hour.” Players make split-second decisions while reacting to instant pressure in real time. But from the stands, games seem too slow at times. Goal kicks take forever, and fans want to see the […]

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 […]