Tag Archives: Sounders

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 […]

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Michael Azira brings “team-first” approach to Colorado

Colorado’s midfield will look quite different in 2016, thanks to many new faces from other MLS clubs. In addition to Marco Pappa from the Seattle Sounders, Rave Green’s Michael Azira (red pinny, 22) joined the Rapids during December’s waiver draft. The native of Uganda has experience at the international, USL, and MLS levels, and he is […]

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 […]

Colorado Rapids fans? What do you want?

Dear Colorado Rapids fans: The text, links, and pictures below show all our stories about the Burgundy Boys on CurrentOfColorado.com this year. From Pat Shea’s preseason in Las Vegas to a five-point end-of-season essay by Brian Jennings, we covered every home game, multiple training sessions, and a few road matches. John Babiak captured almost every home goal […]

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Captain Cronin wants aggressive approach in Seattle

Riding their first win streak of 2015, Colorado travels to Seattle where results have been hard to come by for the Burgundy Boys. Suddenly, however, this is not the Rapids team from the past couple months of stellar defense but no offense. “The last two wins we’ve put together a couple of pretty complete performances, […]

Rapids rookie Axel Sjöberg is discovering the camaraderie among MLS players. Photo by John Babiak.

Cascadia Week continues for Colorado Rapids

After downing Vancouver 1-0 last Saturday, Colorado hits the road to Seattle before welcoming Portland to Commerce City for three matches against Cascadia teams in a week. The Sounders, behind Obafemi Martins, put a 3-1 defeat on Colorado just five weeks ago. So the Rapids hope to continue their defensive prowess on the road on Wednesday and return the […]

Vicente Sánchez cuts between Andy Rose and Chad Marshall in the 14th minute. Photo by John Babiak.

Seattle grabs momentum from Rapids with 3-1 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Colorado almost punched in another early goal on Saturday night at home when Dillon Powers hit the post. But within a minute, Seattle countered and Lamar Neagle placed a far-post beauty inside the upper 90 to take the lead themselves. In the end, the Sounders found an answer every time the Rapids showed signs of […]